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raft

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noun \ˈraft\

Definition of raft

  1. 1 a :  a collection of logs or timber fastened together for conveyance by water b :  a flat structure for support or transportation on water

  2. 2 :  a floating cohesive mass

  3. 3 :  an aggregation of animals (as waterfowl) resting on the water



Origin and Etymology of raft

Middle English rafte rafter, raft, from Old Norse raptr rafter


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Nautical Terms


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raft

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Definition of raft

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to transport in the form of or by means of a raft; also :  to convey (as pebbles) in floating ice or masses of organic material

  3. 2 :  to make into a raft

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to travel by raft



1706

First Known Use of raft

1706


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raft

noun

Definition of raft

  1. :  a large collection or number



Origin and Etymology of raft

alteration of raff jumble


First Known Use: 1830

Rhymes with raft


RAFT Defined for Kids

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raft

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noun \ˈraft\

Definition of raft for Students

  1. :  a flat structure (as a group of logs fastened together) for support or transportation on water




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raft

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noun

Definition of raft for Students

  1. :  a large amount or number <rafts of birds>





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