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Compose vs. Draft — What's the Difference?

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Compose

Write or create (a work of art, especially music or poetry)
He composed the First Violin Sonata four years earlier
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Draft

A current of air in an enclosed area.
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Compose

(of elements) constitute or make up (a whole, or a specified part of it)
Christians compose 40 per cent of the state's population
The National Congress is composed of ten senators
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Draft

A device that regulates the flow or circulation of air.
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Compose

Calm or settle (oneself or one's features or thoughts)
She tried to compose herself
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Draft

The act of pulling loads; traction.
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Compose

Prepare (a text) for printing by manually, mechanically, or electronically setting up the letters and other characters in the order to be printed
In offices where close-set text was composed both men and women pieceworkers were normally employed
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Draft

Something that is pulled or drawn; a load.
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Compose

To make up the constituent parts of; constitute or form
An exhibit composed of French paintings.
The many ethnic groups that compose our nation. See Usage Note at comprise.
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Draft

A team of animals used to pull loads.
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Compose

To make or create by putting together parts or elements.
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Draft

(Nautical)The depth of a vessel's keel below the water line, especially when loaded
A river vessel of shallow draft.
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Compose

To create or produce (a literary or musical piece).
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Draft

A heavy demand on resources.
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Compose

To make (oneself) calm or tranquil
Compose yourself and deal with the problems logically.
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Draft

A written order directing the payment of money from an account or fund.
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Compose

To settle or adjust; reconcile
They managed to compose their differences.
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Draft

A gulp, swallow, or inhalation.
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Compose

To arrange aesthetically or artistically.
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Draft

The amount taken in by a single act of drinking or inhaling.
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Compose

(Printing) To arrange or set (type or matter to be printed).
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Draft

A measured portion; a dose.
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Compose

To create a literary or musical piece.
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Draft

The drawing of a liquid, as from a cask or keg.
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Compose

(Printing) To set type.
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Draft

An amount drawn
Ordered two drafts of ale.
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Compose

(transitive) To make something by merging parts.
The editor composed a historical journal from many individual letters.
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Draft

The process or method of selecting one or more individuals from a group, as for a service or duty
A candidate who did not pursue the nomination, but accepted a draft by the party convention.
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Compose

(transitive) To make up the whole; to constitute.
A church is composed of its members.
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Draft

Compulsory enrollment in the armed forces; conscription.
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Compose

To comprise.
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Draft

A body of people selected or conscripted.
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Compose

To construct by mental labor; to think up; particularly, to produce or create a literary or musical work.
The orator composed his speech over the week prior.
Nine numbered symphonies, including the Fifth, were composed by Beethoven.
It's difficult to compose without absolute silence.
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Draft

(Sports)A system in which the exclusive rights to new players are distributed among professional teams.
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Compose

To calm; to free from agitation.
Try to compose your thoughts.
The defendant couldn't compose herself and was found in contempt.
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Draft

The act of drawing in a fishing net.
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Compose

To arrange the elements of a photograph or other picture.
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Draft

The quantity of fish caught.
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Compose

To settle (an argument, dispute etc.); to come to a settlement.
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Draft

Any of various stages in the development of a plan, document, or picture
A preliminary draft of a report.
The final draft of a paper.
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Compose

To arrange in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition.
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Draft

A representation of something to be constructed.
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Compose

To arrange (types) in a composing stick for printing; to typeset.
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Draft

A narrow line chiseled on a stone to guide a stonecutter in leveling its surface.
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Compose

To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
Zeal ought to be composed of the highest degrees of all pious affection.
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Draft

A slight taper given a die to facilitate the removal of a casting.
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Compose

To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
Their borrowed gold composedThe calf in Oreb.
A few useful things . . . compose their intellectual possessions.
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Draft

An allowance made for loss in weight of merchandise.
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Compose

To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a symphony, or a picture.
Let me composeSomething in verse as well as prose.
The genius that composed such works as the "Standard" and "Last Supper".
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Draft

To select from a group for some usually compulsory service
Drafted into the army.
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Compose

To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
In a peaceful grave my corpse compose.
How in safety best we mayCompose our present evils.
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Draft

To select from a group for placement on a sports team.
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Compose

To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
Compose thy mind;Nor frauds are here contrived, nor force designed.
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Draft

To draw up a preliminary version of or plan for.
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Compose

To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).
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Draft

To create by thinking and writing; compose
Draft a speech.
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Compose

To come to terms.
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Draft

To work as a drafter.
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Compose

Form the substance of;
Greed and ambition composed his personality
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Draft

To move, ride, or drive close behind a fast-moving object so as to take advantage of the slipstream, especially in a race.
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Compose

Write music;
Beethoven composed nine symphonies
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Draft

Suited for or used for drawing heavy loads
Oxen and other draft animals.
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Compose

Produce a literary work;
She composed a poem
He wrote four novels
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Draft

Drawn from a cask or tap
Draft beer.
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Compose

Put together out of existing material;
Compile a list
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Draft

(US spelling) A current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle.
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Compose

Calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet;
She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult
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Draft

(US spelling) The draw through a flue of gasses (smoke) resulting from a combustion process.
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Compose

Draw up the plans or basic details for;
Frame a policy
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Draft

(US spelling) An act of drinking.
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Draft

(US spelling) The quantity of liquid (such as water, alcohol, or medicine) drunk in one swallow.
To drink at a draft
She took a deep draft from the bottle of water.
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Draft

(US spelling) A dose (of medicine, alcohol, etc.).
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Draft

(US spelling) Liquid, especially beer or other alcohol, drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.
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Draft

The depth of water needed to float a particular ship; the depth from the waterline to the bottom of a vessel's hull; the depth of water drawn by a vessel.
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Draft

An early version of a written work (such as a book or e-mail) or drawing.
I have to revise the first draft of my term paper.
His first drafts were better than most authors' final products.
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Draft

A preliminary sketch or outline for a plan.
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Draft

A cheque, an order for money to be paid.
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Draft

Conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military.
He left the country to avoid the draft.
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Draft

A system of forcing or convincing people to take an elected position.
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Draft

A system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams.
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Draft

The pulling force (tension) on couplers and draft gear during a slack stretched condition.
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Draft

The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, so that it can be drawn from the sand without damaging the mould.
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Draft

The action or an act (especially of a beast of burden or vehicle) of pulling something along or back.
Using oxen for draft
Shot forth an arrow with a mighty draft
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Draft

The act of drawing in a net for fish.
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Draft

That which is drawn in; a catch, a haul.
He cast his net, which brought him a very great draft.
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Draft

A quantity that is requisitioned or drawn out from a larger population.
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Draft

(transitive) To write a first version, make a preliminary sketch.
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Draft

To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.
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Draft

To write a law.
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Draft

To conscript a person, force a person to serve in some capacity, especially in the military.
He was drafted during the Vietnam War.
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Draft

To select someone (or something) for a particular role or purpose.
There was a campaign to draft Smith to run for President.
They drafted me to be the chairperson of the new committee.
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Draft

To select and separate an animal or animals from a group.
The calves were drafted from the cows.
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Draft

To select a rookie player onto a professional sports team.
After his last year of college football, he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins.
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Draft

(ambitransitive) To follow very closely (behind another vehicle), thereby providing an aerodynamic advantage to both lead and follower and conserving energy or increasing speed.
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Draft

To draw out; to call forth.
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Draft

To draw fibers out of a clump, for spinning in the production of yarn.
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Draft

(not comparable) Referring to drinks on tap, in contrast to bottled.
I'd rather have a fresh, cheap draft beer.
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Draft

Referring to animals used for pulling heavy loads.
A Clydesdale is a draft horse.
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Draft

The act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as Draught.
Everything available for draft burden.
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Draft

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 drafted.
Several of the States had supplied the deficiency by drafts to serve for the year.
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Draft

An order from one person or party to another, directing the payment of money; a bill of exchange.
I thought it most prudent to defer the drafts till advice was received of the progress of the loan.
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Draft

An allowance or deduction made from the gross weight of goods.
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Draft

A drawing of lines for a plan; a plan delineated, or drawn in outline; a delineation. See Draught.
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Draft

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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Draft

A narrow border left on a finished stone, worked differently from the rest of its face.
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Draft

The slant given to the furrows in the dress of a millstone.
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Draft

Depth of water necessary to float a ship. See Draught.
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Draft

A current of air. Same as Draught.
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Draft

A quantity of liquid poured out for drinking; a dose.
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Draft

The act of drawing a quantity of liquid from a large container; also, the quantity of liquid so drawn.
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Draft

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.
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Draft

Pertaining to, or used for, drawing or pulling (as vehicles, loads, etc.). Same as Draught; as, a draft horse.
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Draft

Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. Same as Draught.
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Draft

To draw the outline of; to delineate.
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Draft

To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial.
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Draft

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.
HotLips Houlihan: How did a degenerate person like him achieve such a position of responsibility in the army?Radar: He was drafted.
Some royal seminary in Upper Egypt, from whence they drafted novices to supply their colleges and temples.
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Draft

To transfer by draft.
All her rents been drafted to London.
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Draft

A document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
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Draft

A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle)
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Draft

A preliminary sketch of a design or picture
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Draft

A serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;
They served beer on draft
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Draft

Preliminary version of a written work
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Draft

The depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded)
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Draft

A regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace
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Draft

A dose of liquid medicine;
He took a sleeping draft
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Draft

Compulsory military service
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Draft

A large and hurried swallow;
He finished it at a single gulp
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Draft

The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
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Draft

Draw up an outline or sketch for something;
Draft a speech
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Draft

Engage somebody to enter the army
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Draft

Make a blueprint of
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