Raft vs Baft - What's the difference?

raft | baft |


As nouns the difference between raft and baft

is that raft is a flat structure made of planks, barrels etc, that floats on water, and is used for transport, emergencies or a platform for swimmers or raft can be a large (but unspecified) number, a lot while baft is .

As a verb raft

is to convey on a raft or raft can be (reave).

raft

English

(wikipedia raft)

Etymology 1

From Scandinavian; compare West (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • A flat structure made of planks, barrels etc., that floats on water, and is used for transport, emergencies or a platform for swimmers.
  • A flat-bottomed inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water.
  • A thick crowd of seabirds or sea mammals.
  • (US) A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. which obstructs navigation in a river.
  • (slang, informal) A large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately.
  • * W. D. Howells
  • a whole raft of folks
    Derived terms
    * life raft

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to convey on a raft
  • to make into a raft
  • to travel by raft
  • Etymology 2

    Alteration of (raff).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A large (but unspecified) number, a lot.
  • * 2007 , Edwin Mullins, The Popes of Avignon , Blue Bridge 2008, p. 31:
  • Among those arrested was the grand master himself, Jacques de Molay, who found himself facing a raft of charges based on the specious evidence of former knights [...].

    Etymology 3

    Verb

    (head)
  • (reave)
  • (Spenser)

    Anagrams

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    baft

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (Webster 1913)