Synonyms and Antonyms of draft

  1. 1 a mass or quantity of something taken up and carried, conveyed, or transported <the draft of an average-sized oil tanker> Synonyms burden, cargo, load, freight, haul, lading, loading, payload, weightRelated Words consignment; boatload, carload, shipload, trainload, truckload, wagonload; ballast, deadweight; overload, surcharge; bale, bundle, pack, package, packet, parcel, shipment; manifest; body, bulk, mass

  2. 2 the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time <took a long draft of the beer before putting his mug down> Synonyms belt, drink, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, sip, slug, snort, sup, swallow, swig, swillRelated Words dram, drop

  3. 3 noticeable movement of air in a particular direction <do you feel a draft from beneath the door?> Synonyms current, {h,1}windRelated Words blast, blow, flurry, gale, gust, headwind, squall, tailwind, tempest, tornado, windstorm; breath, breeze, puff, waft, zephyr



Synonyms and Antonyms of draft

  1. 1 to pick especially for required military service <my grandfather was drafted to fight in a war that he opposed> Synonyms conscribe, conscript, levy Related Words impress, press; enlist, enroll (also enrol), recruit; call up; sign up, volunteer Near Antonyms discharge, muster out

  2. 2 to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form <draft a letter to the local newspaper giving your views on the problem> Synonyms cast, craft, compose, draw up, formulate, frame, prepareRelated Words fabricate, fashion, form, mold, sculpture, shape; couch, express, phrase, state, verbalize, word; author, indite, pen, write; conceive, concoct, devise; build, construct, make; assemble, compound, piece (together); redraft, reformulate, reframe

  3. 3 to remove (liquid) gradually or completely <remember to draft the water from the pool so that we can close it up for the winter> Synonyms bleed, drain, draw (off), pump, siphon (also syphon), tapRelated Words milk; suck; clear, empty, evacuate, exhaust, vacate, vacuate, void; decant, effuse; deplete; clean, flush, purgeNear Antonyms bathe, douse (also dowse), drench, soak, souse, wash, water, wet; deluge, drown, flood, inundate, overflow; submerge, swampAntonyms fill

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