Definition of


  1. (noun, food) a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg
  2. (noun, act) a large and hurried swallow
  3. (noun, phenomenon) a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
  4. (noun, attribute) the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
  5. (noun, artifact) a dose of liquid medicine
  6. (noun, act) the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
  7. (verb, creation) make a blueprint of

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Synonyms of Draught

blueprint, draft, drawing, gulp, potation, swig, tipple

Alternate forms of Draught

Derivations: draughty

Hyponyms: downdraft, quaff, updraft

Hypernyms: air current, current of air, deepness, deglutition, depth, design, dosage, dose, drink, plan, pull, pulling, swallow, wind

Origin of the word Draught

  1. c.1200, from O.E. *dreaht, *dr?ht, related to dragan "to draw, drag" (see drag). Oldest sense besides that of "pulling" is of "drinking;" meaning "current of air" ("drawn" through an opening) is 18c. It retains the functions that did not branch off with draft. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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