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Draft vs. Write

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  • Draft (noun)

    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"

  • Draft (noun)

    The act of drawing in a net for fish.

  • Draft (noun)

    That which is drawn in; a catch, a haul.

    "he cast his net, which brought him a very great draft"

  • Draft (noun)

    An early version of a written work (such as a book or e-mail) or drawing; a preliminary sketch or outline.

    "I have to revise the first draft of my term paper."

    "His first drafts were better than most authors' final products."

  • Draft (noun)

    Depth of water needed to float a ship; depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull; depth of water drawn by a vessel.

  • Draft (noun)

    A current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle.

  • Draft (noun)

    Draw through a flue of gasses (smoke) resulting from a combustion process.

  • Draft (noun)

    An amount of liquid (such as water, alcohol, or medicine) that is drunk in one swallow.

    "She took a deep draft from the bottle of water."

  • Draft (noun)

    Beer drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.

  • Draft (noun)

    A cheque, an order for money to be paid.

  • Draft (noun)

    Conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military.

    "He left the country to avoid the draft."

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

    A system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams.

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (verb)

    To write a first version, make a preliminary sketch.

  • Draft (verb)

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

  • Draft (verb)

    To write a law.

  • Draft (verb)

    To conscript a person, force a person to serve in some capacity, especially in the military.

    "He was drafted during the Vietnam War."

    "There was a campaign to draft Smith to run for President."

    "They drafted me to be the chairperson of the new committee."

  • Draft (verb)

    To select and separate an animal or animals from a group.

    "The calves were drafted from the cows."

  • Draft (verb)

    To select a rookie player onto a professional sports team.

    "After his last year of college football, he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins."

  • Draft (verb)

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

  • Draft (verb)

    To draw out; to call forth.

  • Draft (verb)

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

  • Draft (adjective)

    Referring to drinks on tap, in contrast to bottled.

    "I'd rather have a fresh, cheap draft beer."

  • Write (verb)

    To form letters, words or symbols on a surface in order to communicate.

    "The pupil wrote his name on the paper."

    "Your son has been writing on the wall."

  • Write (verb)

    To be the author of (a book, article, poem, etc.).

    "My uncle writes newspaper articles for The Herald."

  • Write (verb)

    To send written information to.

    "(UK) Please write to me when you get there."

    "(US) Please write me when you get there."

  • Write (verb)

    To show (information, etc) in written form.

    "The due day of the homework is written in the syllabus."

  • Write (verb)

    To be an author.

    "I write for a living."

  • Write (verb)

    }} To record data mechanically or electronically.

    "The computer writes to the disk faster than it reads from it."

  • Write (verb)

    To fill in, to complete using words.

    "I was very anxious to know my score after I wrote the test."

  • Write (verb)

    To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave.

    "truth written on the heart"

  • Write (verb)

    To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; often used reflexively.

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  • Draft (noun)

    The act of drawing; also, the thing drawn. Same as Draught.

  • Draft (noun)

    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.

  • Draft (noun)

    An order from one person or party to another, directing the payment of money; a bill of exchange.

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

    The form of any writing as first drawn up; the first rough sketch of written composition, to be filled in, or completed. See Draught.

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

    A current of air. Same as Draught.

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

    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.

  • Draft (adjective)

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

  • Draft (adjective)

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

  • Draft

    To draw the outline of; to delineate.

  • Draft

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

  • 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.

  • Draft

    To transfer by draft.

  • Write

    To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to write figures.

  • Write

    To set down for reading; to express in legible or intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed; to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter.

  • Write

    Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.

  • Write

    To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth written on the heart.

  • Write

    To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own written testimony; - often used reflexively.

  • Write (verb)

    To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by written signs.

  • Write (verb)

    To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying, or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he writes in one of the public offices.

  • Write (verb)

    To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books; to compose.

  • Write (verb)

    To compose or send letters.

Webster Dictionary
  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

    a preliminary sketch of a design or picture

  • Draft (noun)

    a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;

    "they served beer on draft"

  • Draft (noun)

    preliminary version of a written work

  • Draft (noun)

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

  • Draft (noun)

    a regulator for controlling the flow of air in a fireplace

  • Draft (noun)

    a dose of liquid medicine;

    "he took a sleeping draft"

  • Draft (noun)

    compulsory military service

  • Draft (noun)

    a large and hurried swallow;

    "he finished it at a single gulp"

  • Draft (noun)

    the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

  • Draft (verb)

    draw up an outline or sketch for something;

    "draft a speech"

  • Draft (verb)

    engage somebody to enter the army

  • Draft (verb)

    make a blueprint of

  • Write (verb)

    produce a literary work;

    "She composed a poem"

    "He wrote four novels"

  • Write (verb)

    communicate or express by writing;

    "Please write to me every week"

  • Write (verb)

    have (one's written work) issued for publication;

    "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"

    "She published 25 books during her long career"

  • Write (verb)

    communicate (with) in writing;

    "Write her soon, please!"

  • Write (verb)

    communicate by letter;

    "He wrote that he would be coming soon"

  • Write (verb)

    write music;

    "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

  • Write (verb)

    mark or trace on a surface;

    "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"

  • Write (verb)

    record data on a computer;

    "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"

  • Write (verb)

    write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word);

    "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"

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