raft

noun (1)
\ ˈraft \

Definition of raft 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a collection of logs or timber fastened together for conveyance by water

b : a flat structure for support or transportation on water

2 : a floating cohesive mass

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

raft

verb
rafted; rafting; rafts

Definition of raft (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to transport in the form of or by means of a raft also : to convey (something, such as pebbles) in floating ice or masses of organic material

2 : to make into a raft

intransitive verb

: to travel by raft

raft

noun (2)

Definition of raft (Entry 3 of 3)

: a large collection or number

First Known Use of raft

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1667, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

Noun (2)

1821, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for raft

Noun (1)

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

Noun (2)

alteration of raff jumble

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raft

noun
\ ˈraft \

Kids Definition of raft

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

raft

noun

Kids Definition of raft (Entry 2 of 2)

: a large amount or number rafts of birds

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