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Draught

adverb

1) Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks.

2) Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air.

3) Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses.

4) Drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; -- said of ale, cider, and the like.

noun

1) The act of drawing or pulling

2) The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like.

3) The drawing of a bowstring.

4) Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish.

5) The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.

6) A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.

7) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see Draft, n., 2)

8) The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation.

9) That which is drawn

10) That which is taken by sweeping with a net.

11) The force drawn; a detachment; -- in this sense usually written draft.

12) The quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation.

13) A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation.

14) An order for the payment of money; -- in this sense almost always written draft.

15) A current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney.

16) That which draws

17) A team of oxen or horses.

18) A sink or drain; a privy.

19) A mild vesicatory; a sinapism; as, to apply draughts to the feet.

20) Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.

21) The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden; as, a ship of twelve feet draught.

22) An allowance on weighable goods. [Eng.] See Draft, 4.

23) A move, as at chess or checkers.

24) The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.

25) See Draft, n., 7.

v. t.

1) To draw out; to call forth. See Draft.

2) To diminish or exhaust by drawing.

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

Example Sentences for

Draught

1) At this point of the inquiry, Oliver raised his head; and, looking round with imploring eyes, murmured a feeble prayer for a Draught of water. ‘Stuff and nonsense!ssaid Mr Fang: don’t try to make a fool of me.’ ‘I think he really is ill, your worship,sremonstrated the officer. ‘I know better,ssaid Mr Fang. ‘Take care of him, officer,ssaid the old gentleman, raising his hands instinctively; he’ll fall down.’ ‘Stand away, officer,scried Fang; let him, if he likes.’
2) He took some bread and meat; and as he drank a Draught of beer, heard the firemen, who were from London, talking about the murder.
3) The surgeon gave him a composing Draught and ordered us to leave him undisturbed.
4) Everyone protested loudly so that he compromised by taking a long Draught of stout for he had found the carving hot work.
5) Mr Crackit stopped to take a Draught of spirits and water, and to declare that the gin was excellent; then placing his feet against the low mantelpiece, so as to bring his boots to about the level of his eye, he quietly resumed. ‘First and foremost, Faguey,ssaid the housebreaker, ‘how’s Bill?’ ‘What!sscreamed the Jew, starting from his seat. ‘Why, you don’t mean to say—‘ began Toby, turning 284 Oliver Twist pale. ‘Mean!scried the Jew, stamping furiously on the ground. ‘Where are they?
6) At this point of the inquiry, Oliver raised his head; and, looking round with imploring eyes, murmured a feeble prayer for a Draught of water. ‘Stuff and nonsense!ssaid Mr Fang: don’t try to make a fool of me.’ ‘I think he really is ill, your worship,sremonstrated the officer. ‘I know better,ssaid Mr Fang. ‘Take care of him, officer,ssaid the old gentleman, raising his hands instinctively; he’ll fall down.’ ‘Stand away, officer,scried Fang; let him, if he likes.’
7) He took some bread and meat; and as he drank a Draught of beer, heard the firemen, who were from London, talking about the murder.
8) The surgeon gave him a composing Draught and ordered us to leave him undisturbed.
9) Everyone protested loudly so that he compromised by taking a long Draught of stout for he had found the carving hot work.
10) Mr Crackit stopped to take a Draught of spirits and water, and to declare that the gin was excellent; then placing his feet against the low mantelpiece, so as to bring his boots to about the level of his eye, he quietly resumed. ‘First and foremost, Faguey,ssaid the housebreaker, ‘how’s Bill?’ ‘What!sscreamed the Jew, starting from his seat. ‘Why, you don’t mean to say—‘ began Toby, turning 284 Oliver Twist pale. ‘Mean!scried the Jew, stamping furiously on the ground. ‘Where are they?