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 for draft
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Draft \Draft\ (dr[.a]ft), n. [The same word as draught. OE.
     draught, draht, fr. AS. dragan to draw. See Draw, and cf.
     1. The act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as
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              Everything available for draft burden. -- S. G.
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     2. (Mil.) A selecting or detaching of soldiers from an army,
        or from any part of it, or from a military post; also from
        any district, or any company or collection of persons, or
        from the people at large; also, the body of men thus
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              Several of the States had supplied the deficiency by
              drafts to serve for the year.         --Marshall.
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     3. An order from one person or party to another, directing
        the payment of money; a bill of exchange.
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              I thought it most prudent to defer the drafts till
              advice was received of the progress of the loan. --
                                                    A. Hamilton.
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     4. An allowance or deduction made from the gross weight of
        goods. -- Simmonds.
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     5. A drawing of lines for a plan; a plan delineated, or drawn
        in outline; a delineation. See Draught.
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     6. The form of any writing as first drawn up; the first rough
        sketch of written composition, to be filled in, or
        completed. See Draught.
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     7. (Masonry)
        (a) A narrow border left on a finished stone, worked
            differently from the rest of its face.
        (b) A narrow border worked to a plane surface along the
            edge of a stone, or across its face, as a guide to the
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     8. (Milling) The slant given to the furrows in the dress of a
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     9. (Naut.) Depth of water necessary to float a ship. See
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     10. A current of air. Same as Draught.
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     11. A quantity of liquid poured out for drinking; a dose.
     12. The act of drawing a quantity of liquid from a large
         container; also, the quantity of liquid so drawn.
     13. A device for regulating the flow of gases in a chimney,
         stovepipe, fireplace, etc.; as, to close the chimney
         draft. It is usually a flat plate of the same internal
         dimensions as the flue, which can be rotated to be
         parallel to or perpendicular to the current of gases.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Draft \Draft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Drafted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To draw the outline of; to delineate.
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     2. To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial.
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     3. To draw from a military band or post, or from any
        district, company, or society; to detach; to select;
        especially, to compulsorily select and induct members of a
        population to serve in the armed forces.
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              HotLips Houlihan: How did a degenerate person like
              him achieve such a position of responsibility in the
              army? Radar: He was drafted.          --M*A*S*H (the
              Some royal seminary in Upper Egypt, from whence they
              drafted novices to supply their colleges and
              temples.                              -- Holwell.
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     4. To transfer by draft.
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              All her rents been drafted to London. -- Fielding.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Draft \Draft\, a.
     1. Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as
        vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as Draught; as, a draft
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     2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of
        air. Same as Draught.
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     Note: The forms draft and draught, in the senses above-given,
           are both in approved use.
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     Draft box, Draft engine, Draft horse, Draft net,
     Draft ox, Draft tube. Same as Draught box, Draught
        engine, etc. See under Draught.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one
           person or bank on another [syn: draft, bill of
           exchange, order of payment]
      2: a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or
         vehicle) [syn: draft, draught]
      3: a preliminary sketch of a design or picture [syn: draft,
         rough drawing]
      4: a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;
         "they served beer on draft" [syn: draft, draught,
         potation, tipple]
      5: any of the various versions in the development of a written
         work; "a preliminary draft"; "the final draft of the
         constitution" [syn: draft, draft copy]
      6: the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially
         when loaded) [syn: draft, draught]
      7: a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
      8: a dose of liquid medicine; "he took a sleeping draft" [syn:
         draft, draught]
      9: compulsory military service [syn: conscription, muster,
         draft, selective service]
      10: a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single
          gulp" [syn: gulp, draft, draught, swig]
      11: the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling [syn:
          draft, draught, drawing]
      v 1: draw up an outline or sketch for something; "draft a
           speech" [syn: draft, outline]
      2: engage somebody to enter the army [syn: enlist, draft,
         muster in] [ant: discharge, muster out]
      3: make a blueprint of [syn: blueprint, draft, draught]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  456 Moby Thesaurus words for "draft":
     CD, IOU, MO, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridgment,
     abstract, acceptance, acceptance bill, adumbrate, air current,
     arrangement, article, attraction, autograph, bag, bang,
     bank acceptance, bank check, beverage, bill, bill of draft,
     bill of exchange, black and white, blackmail, blank check, bleed,
     block in, block out, blueprint, booster, booster dose,
     booster shot, boot, brainchild, brief, broach, brouillon, bumper,
     call, call for, call up, call-up, capsule, cartoon, certificate,
     certificate of deposit, certified check, chalk, chalk out,
     characterize, charcoal, charcoal drawing, chart, check, checkbook,
     cheque, chiaroscuro, claim, color, commandeer, commercial paper,
     compend, compose, composition, compulsory military service,
     computer printout, concoct, condensation, condensed version,
     conscript, conscription, conspectus, contribution, contrive, copy,
     copy out, crayon, crosscurrent, crosshatch, current,
     current of air, dash off, daub, debenture, decant, deck, delineate,
     delineation, demand, demand bill, demand draft, demand for, depict,
     design, detach, detach for service, devise, diagram, digest,
     displacement, document, doodle, dose, downdraft, draft call,
     draft off, drafted man, draftee, drafting, drag, drain, dram, draw,
     draw from, draw off, draw up, drawing, drayage, drench, drink,
     drop, dropping, drug packet, due bill, duty, ebauche, edit,
     edited version, edition, elevation, empty, enface, engross,
     engrossment, enlist, enlistee, enlistment, enroll, enrollee,
     enrollment, epitome, esquisse, essay, exaction, exchequer bill,
     exhaust, extortion, extortionate demand, extraction, fabricate,
     fair copy, fall wind, fashion, fiction, figure, final draft,
     finished version, first draft, fix, flimsy, flow of air,
     following wind, forge, form, formulate, frame, gargle, graph,
     ground plan, gulp, guzzle, hatch, haul, haulage, hauling, head,
     head wind, heave, heaving, heavy demand, hit, holograph,
     house plan, hymnal, hymnbook, ichnography, imposition, impost,
     impress, impressment, indent, indraft, induct, inductee, induction,
     inflow, inhalation, injection, inrush, inscribe, insistent demand,
     inspiration, instrumental score, invent, jetstream, jigger, join,
     jolt, katabatic wind, lap, let, let blood, let out, letter,
     letter of credit, levy, libation, libretto, limn, line,
     line drawing, list, literae scriptae, literary artefact,
     literary production, literature, lucubration, lug, lute tablature,
     mainlining, make, make a recension, make out, manufacture,
     manuscript, matter, milk, mobilization, mobilize, money order,
     monsoon, movement of air, music, music paper, music roll,
     musical notation, musical score, muster, muster in, narcotic shot,
     negotiable instrument, nip, nonfiction, nonnegotiable demand,
     notation, note, note of hand, notice, opera, opera score, opus,
     orchestral score, order, original, outline, overdose, overview,
     paint, paint a picture, pandect, paper, parchment, part, pastel,
     pattern, peg, pen, pen-and-ink, pencil, pencil drawing, penscript,
     phlebotomize, piano score, picture, picturize, piece,
     piece of writing, pipette, plan, play, plot, poem, popping,
     portion, portray, postal order, potation, potion, precis, prepare,
     press, printed matter, printout, production, profile, project,
     projection, promissory note, prospectus, pull, pulling,
     pulling power, pump, pump out, push the pen, put in writing, quaff,
     raise, raw recruit, reading matter, recense, recension, record,
     recruit, recruiting, recruitment, requirement, requisition, review,
     revise, rewrite, rookie, rough, rough copy, rough draft, rough in,
     rough out, rough outline, rough sketch, round, round of drinks,
     rubric, rush, rush order, score, scratch, screed, scribe, scrip,
     script, scrive, scroll, scumble, selectee, selective service,
     shade, shape, sheet music, short score, shortened version, shot,
     sight bill, sight draft, sign on, sign up, silhouette,
     silver-print drawing, sinkage, sinopia, sip, siphon, siphon off,
     skeleton, sketch, skin-popping, slurp, snifter, snort, songbook,
     songster, spill ink, spoil paper, spot, stencil, strain, stream,
     stream of air, study, submergence, submersion, suck, suck out,
     summon, summons, sup, superscribe, survey, swig, swill, syllabus,
     synopsis, tablature, table, tail wind, tap, tax, taxing,
     tenderfoot, text, the written word, thumbnail sketch, time bill,
     time draft, tint, topical outline, tot, towage, towing, trace,
     tracing, traction, tractive, tractive power, trade acceptance,
     trainee, transcribe, transcript, transcription, treasury bill,
     tribute, tug, tug-of-war, tugging, type, typescript, ultimatum,
     undercurrent, updraft, venesect, version, vignette, vocal score,
     voucher, warning, warrant, wet, wind, work, working drawing, write,
     write down, write out, writing, written music

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