draft draft  /d ˈræft/


  1. (n) a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
  2. (n) a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
  3. (n) a preliminary sketch of a design or picture
  4. (n) a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
  5. (n) any of the various versions in the development of a written work
  6. (n) the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
  7. (n) a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
  8. (n) a dose of liquid medicine
  9. (n) compulsory military service
  10. (n) a large and hurried swallow
  11. (n) the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
  12. (v) draw up an outline or sketch for something
  13. (v) engage somebody to enter the army
  14. (v) make a blueprint of

Derived Word(s)


  1. The NFL Draft, which begins on Saturday in New York City, is now one of the most eagerly anticipated sports events of the year.
  2. Ignoring Uncle SamWhen draft registration for 18-year-old men resumed in the summer of 1980, after a five-year hiatus, more than 3.


  1. NFL Draft Reportedly May be Held in Multiple Cities in Same Year

    The NFL draft could be hitting the road.  According to Don Banks of  Sports Illustrated , the league is mulling over a new format for the draft in which the spectacle would take place in three different cities, with Days 1, 2 and 3 each taking place in a different location.  Another option would be to move the draft to a different NFL city on an annual basis.  The possible changes come on the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Draft could become a multi-city affair

    For anyone who has attended the draft in New York City, it’s clear that the second evening and the third day lack the sizzle of the first night of the event. The NFL knows it, too. Which could result in a dramatic change for the event. The draft could be moving. To three cities in…
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  3. Draft moves: NFL's latest outlandish idea

    The recent two-week shift of the 2014 NFL Draft that was necessitated by a scheduling conflict at New York's Radio City Music Hall could wind up being just the beginning of the changes coming to one of the league's glamor events in ensuing years.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated


  1. "Bob was a part of our very first NHL Draft class that also included Steve Yzemran, Joe Kocur, Petr Klima and Stu Grimson. Bob was always there for his teammates and was one of the toughest men to ever play in the NHL," said Red Wings owners...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Marian Ilitch Source: MiamiHerald.com

  2. "Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are grounded in clear ethics and sound science, as well as respect for the equality of...
    on May 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: LifeNews.com

  3. "I specifically considered whether to impose a suspension on Coach Belichick," Goodell wrote. "I have determined not to do so, largely because I believe that the discipline I am imposing of a maximum fine and forfeiture of a first-round draft...
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: New York Times

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