draftdraft1 /drɑːft $ dræft/ ●●○S3W3AWL noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1UNFINISHED FORMpiece of writingTCNAL a piece of writing or a plan that is not yet in its finished form 🔊 the rough draft of his new novel 🔊 I read the first draft and thought it was very good. 🔊 All parties eventually approved the final draft (=finished form) of the peace treaty.2 →the draft3moneyMONEY especially British EnglishBFB a written order for money to be paid by a bank, especially from one bank to another4sportsSPORT American EnglishDS a system in which professionalteamschooseplayers from colleges to join their teams5cold air/beerCOLD AIR/DRINKSx-ref the Americanspelling of draughtCOLLOCATIONSadjectivesthe first/second etc draftThe second draft of the agreement contained a few important changes.the final draft (=the finished form)He showed me the final draft of his letter.a rough draft (=not the finished form)Could you let me see a rough draft of your report?the original draft (=the first one)The hero had a different name in the original draft of the story.an early/earlier draft (=written before others)In earlier drafts of the speech, he criticized the pace of political progress.a preliminary draft (=coming before others)A preliminary draft of the charter has been issued.verbswrite/draw up/prepare a draft (=write one)Always write a rough draft of your essay first.He drew up a draft of the club’s rules and regulations.approve a draft (=officially accept one)The draft was approved by the Senate.
draftdraft2AWL verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1piece of writingTCNAL to write a plan, letter, report etc that will need to be changed before it is in its finished form 🔊 Eva’s busy drafting her speech for the conference.2militaryPMA to order someone to join the army, navy etc, especially during a war syn conscriptbe drafted into something 🔊 My dad was eighteen when he got drafted into the army. Grammar Draft is usually passive in this meaning.3sports American English to choose a college player to join a professional team 🔊 Craigwell was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks. →draft somebody ↔ in→ See Verb table
draft• It was almost 2am when the news came through that a draftagreement had been reached.• The packs will includetitledocuments, searches, surveys and a draftcontract.• The council also instructed Gittings and Lounsbery to come back in 30 days with a draftordinance for a citywidecabarettax.• We have had thousands of requests for the draftprocedures'.• On the last day, the team presents a draft report to the superintendent.• Garven said he could not revealdetails of the draft report.From Longman Business Dictionarydraftdraft1 /drɑːftdræft/ noun [countable]a document or piece of writing that has to be checked and possibly changed, and so is not yet in its finished formThis is only a rough draft of the letter.When can I have the first draft of your proposal?a draft report, which the Committee has read and considered in detail. →exposure draft → see alsobank draftdraftdraft2 verb [transitive]to write a letter, report etc that will need to be changed before it is in its finished formI’ll ask our contracts department to draft an agreement.→ See Verb table