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raft

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noun \ˈraft\

Definition of raft

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

  2. 2 :  a floating cohesive mass

  3. 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


First Known Use: 15th century

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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 (something, such 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

1667

First Known Use of raft

1667


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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: 1821


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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