draught


draught
01. She finished the beer in one long [draught].
02. There is nothing as delicious as a glass of [draught] Guinness beer.
03. During hot weather, bees will fan their wings at the entrance to their hive in order to produce a cool [draught].
04. Close the window; the [draught] is blowing my papers around.
05. The [draught] from the window was quite refreshing in the hot weather.
06. We ordered a jug of [draught], and a plate full of spicy chicken wings.
07. We put some weather-stripping on the bottom of the door to stop the [draught] of cold air that was coming in.
08. The doctor made a medicinal [draught] of various herbs to help her sleep.
09. By properly insulating the windows, you can reduce [draughts] and cut down on exterior noise coming in.
10. He took a deep breath and inhaled a [draught] of fresh sea air.
11. We need to put some weather-stripping at the bottom of the door to stop the [draught].
12. I only had a couple of glasses of [draught], so I figured I could drive safely.
13. The room is really [draughty] and cold in the winter.
14. There was a delightfully cool [draught] coming in through the open window.

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  • Draught — Draught, n. [The same as draft, the spelling with gh indicating an older pronunciation. See {Draft}, n., {Draw}.] 1. The act of drawing or pulling; as: (a) The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like. [1913 Webster] A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Draught — Draught, a. 1. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. [1913 Webster] 3. Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Draught ox — Draught Draught, a. 1. Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.; as, a draught beast; draught hooks. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air. [1913 Webster] 3. Used in making drawings; as, draught compasses.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draught — [drɑːft ǁ dræft] noun [countable] TRANSPORT a ship s draught is the distance from the bottom of the ship to the level of the water. This distance is the depth of water that a ship needs to float ˈladen ˌdraught TRANSPORT the draught when a ship… …   Financial and business terms

  • draught´er — draught «draft, drahft», noun, transitive verb, adjective. = draft. (Cf. ↑draft) –draught´er, noun. Usage draft, draught. The pronunciation (draft) has caused the spelling draught to give way to draft. In current A …   Useful english dictionary

  • Draught — (dr[.a]ft), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Draughted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Draughting}.] 1. To draw out; to call forth. See {Draft}. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To diminish or exhaust by drawing. [R.] [1913 Webster] The Parliament so often draughted and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • draught — draught; draught·house; …   English syllables

  • draught — (US draft) ► NOUN 1) a current of cool air in a room or confined space. 2) a single act of drinking or inhaling. 3) literary or archaic a quantity of a liquid with medicinal properties: a sleeping draught. 4) the depth of water needed to float a… …   English terms dictionary

  • draught — [ dræft ] the British spelling of draft1 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • draught — c.1200, from O.E. *dreaht, *dræht, related to dragan to draw, drag (see DRAG (Cf. drag)). Oldest sense besides that of pulling is of drinking. It retains the functions that did not branch off with DRAFT (Cf. draft) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • draught — [draft, dräft] n., vt., adj. now chiefly Brit. sp. of DRAFT …   English World dictionary