Definition of 'draft'
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Apparently there were a lot more in the first draft before he objected. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has already posted a first draft of a report on how transparency should be implemented on the data. Computing (2010)Experts say that the law is vaguely drafted and that allows retailers to claim internal costs as part of the fee. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The draft law could result in the army carrying out 20,000 extra security checks a year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Military police are looking into the claim, which surfaced in the draft of one of two books that he is involved with. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If this wasn't what she meant, then her speech was badly drafted. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Animal rights groups welcomed the draft law. Times, Sunday Times (2014)One is often drafted to another ward to cover sickness absence. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The assembly will have one year to draft a constitution. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There he drafted a speech with advisers and senior colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some of their remaining holiday was devoted to drafting a plan of how their wedding might look. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She would also draft redundancy letters for the senior management on his behalf. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Time and ambiguous drafting are the enemies of confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The draft law forbids wearing clothes that cover the face in public. The Sun (2010)Those who do not want to serve can often find a reason to avoid the draft. Times, Sunday Times (2013)All documents including shipping documents will normally be provided to the bank accepting the draft. International Finance: The markets and financial management of multinational business. (1983)We send home that first rough draft of history. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Maybe it needs another draft to fulfil its promise. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Each local plan has been drafted by groups of nurses, doctors and health staff. The Sun (2015)He takes us through his 46 drafts of one to suggest otherwise. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I was brought in to write two drafts. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I worked on the first draft of this book for months. Christianity Today (2000)Then I write a draft from that. The Sun (2013)The Army was also drafted in to help mountain rescue teams, fire crews and police. The Sun (2009)The medal will go under the hammer too, with letters, drawings and early drafts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)During the war, when men were drafted into military service, women joined the labor force by the millions. Sociology (1995)Under draft guidance that comes into force in September, schools will be required to bring together parents from different backgrounds. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This draft guidance isn't about quick fixes, it is about ensuring lifestyle weight management services support people in the long term. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He crowded the midfield, encouraged his players to sit deep and drafted in specialist personnel to ensure there was no let-up in intensity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'draft'
British English: draft /drɑːft/ NOUN
A draft is an early version of a letter, book, or speech.
I emailed a first draft of the article to him.
- American English: draft piece of writing
- Arabic: مُسَوَّدَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: rascunho
- Chinese: 草稿
- Croatian: nacrt
- Czech: koncept pracovní verze
- Danish: udkast
- Dutch: ontwerp
- European Spanish: borrador
- Finnish: luonnos
- French: brouillon
- German: Entwurf
- Greek: προσχέδιο
- Italian: bozza
- Japanese: 下書き
- Korean: 초안
- Norwegian: utkast
- Polish: szkic
- European Portuguese: rascunho
- Romanian: schiță
- Russian: проект
- Spanish: borrador
- Swedish: utkast
- Thai: ตั๋วแลกเงิน
- Turkish: taslak
- Ukrainian: проект
- Vietnamese: bản thảo
British English: draft VERB
When you draft a letter, book, or speech, you write the first version of it.
He drafted a standard letter to the editors.
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