draft

draft
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. sketch, outline; breeze, air current, wind; drink, dram; conscription, levy; load, pull, displacement; check, bill of exchange, demand note. See drinking, money, credit, depth. — v. t. outline; draw, sketch, formulate; conscript, enlist, impress. See compulsion, plan, traction, writing.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A preliminary sketch]
Syn. plans, blueprint, sketch, outline; see design 1 , plan 1 .
2. [A drink]
Syn. swallow, glass, quaff, dose; see drink 1 .
3. [A breeze]
Syn. current of air, gust, puff; see wind 1 .
4. [A contrivance for controlling the flow of air]
Syn. damper, check, control, flap, front draft, check draft, smoke draft; see also valve .
5. [An order for payment]
Syn. check, cashier's check, bank draft, money order, receipt, promissory note, warrant, coupon, bond, debenture, letter of credit, IOU*; see also check 1 .
6. [The selection of troops]
Syn. conscription, induction, assignment, registration, recruitment, enlistment, lottery, levy, selective service, call of duty, call to the colors, roll call, call-up; see also enrollment 1 , selection 1 .
on draft,
Syn. on tap, bulk, unbottled; see available on tap at tap .
v.
1. [To make a rough plan]
Syn. outline, delineate, sketch; see compose 3 , plan 1 , 2 .
2. [To select for military service]
Syn. select, conscript, induct, call up; see enlist 1 , recruit 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
1. wind breeze, current, puff, whiff, breath, waft, sigh, sough.
2. military conscription induction, selection, lottery, recruitment, registration, call of duty.
3. outline or picture rough, blueprint, sketch, overview, formulation, skeleton, drawing.
II
v.
1. conscript induct, recruit, register, select, call up, enlist.
2. rough in sketch, outline, delineate, formulate, compose, fashion, shape.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The act of drawing or pulling a load: drag, draw, haul, pull, traction. See PUSH. 2. An act of drinking or the amount swallowed: drink, potation, pull, quaff, sip, sup, swill. Informal: swig. Slang: belt. See MOUTH. 3. Compulsory enrollment in military service: conscription, induction, levy. See GIVE. 4. A preliminary plan or version, as of a written work: outline, rough, skeleton, sketch. See PLANNED, WORDS. II verb 1. To enroll compulsorily in military service: conscript, induct, levy. See GIVE. 2. To draw up a preliminary plan or version of: adumbrate, block in (or out), outline, rough in (or out), sketch. See PLANNED. 3. To devise and set down: draw up, formulate, frame. See WORDS.

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