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raft

noun \ ˈraft \

Definition of raft

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 : a floating cohesive mass
3 : an aggregation of animals (such as waterfowl) resting on the water

Origin and Etymology of raft

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

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raft

verb

Definition of raft

rafted; rafting; rafts
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
: to travel by raft

First Known Use of raft

1667

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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raft

noun

Definition of raft

: a large collection or number

Origin and Etymology of raft

alteration of raff jumble


RAFT Defined for Kids

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raft

noun \ ˈraft \

Definition of raft for Students

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

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raft

noun

Definition of raft for Students

: a large amount or number
  • rafts of birds


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