draft ( drafts plural & 3rd person present) ( drafting present participle) ( drafted past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A draft is an early version of a letter, book, or speech.
usu with supp
I rewrote his rough draft, which was published under my name..., I faxed a first draft of this article to him.
2 verb When you draft a letter, book, or speech, you write the first version of it.
He drafted a standard letter to the editors... V n
3 verb If you are drafted, you are ordered to serve in the armed forces, usually for a limited period of time.
(mainly AM) usu passive
During the Second World War, he was drafted into the US Army... be V-ed into n
4 verb If people are draftedinto a place, they are moved there to do a particular job.
Extra police have been drafted into the town after the violence... be V-ed in/into n
The manager will make a special plea to draft the player into his squad as a replacement. V n in/into n
5 n-sing The draft is the practice of ordering people to serve in the armed forces, usually for a limited period of time.
(mainly AM) the N
...his effort to avoid the draft.
6 n-count A draft is a written order for payment of money by a bank, especially from one bank to another.
oft by N
Ten days later Carmen received a bank draft for a plane ticket.
bank draft ( bank drafts plural ) A bank draft is a cheque which you can buy from a bank in order to pay someone who is not willing to accept a personal cheque. n-count
Payments should be made by credit card or bank draft in U.S. dollars.
banker's draft ( banker's drafts plural ) A banker's draft is the same as a bank draft. n-count
You pay for the car by banker's draft in the local currency.
draft dodger ( draft dodgers plural ) A draft dodger is someone who avoids joining the armed forces when normally they would have to join.
(mainly AM) n-count