* draft (US)
The action or an act of pulling something along, especially a beast of burden, vehicle or tractor.
* Sir W. Temple
The act of drawing, or pulling back.
- A general custom of using oxen for all sort of draught would be, perhaps, the greatest improvement.
That which is drawn.
- She sent an arrow forth with mighty draught .
That which draws, such as a team of oxen or horses.
Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
- He laid down his pipe, and cast his net, which brought him a very great draught .
The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation.
- The Hertfordshire wheel plough is of the easiest draught .
A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation; a draft.
- A draught of a Toleration Act was offered to the Parliament by a private member.
A current of air (usually coming into a room or vehicle).
* Charles Dickens
- No picture or draught of these things from the report of the eye.
(maritime) The depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull.
An amount of liquid that is drunk in one swallow.
- He preferred to go and sit upon the stairs, in a strong draught of air, until he was again sent for.
* 1851 ,
*:“Drink and pass!” he cried, handing the heavy charged flagon to the nearest seaman. “The crew alone now drink. Round with it, round! Short draughts —long swallows, men; ’tis hot as Satan’s hoof.
The act of drawing in a net for fish.
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Luke V:
- She took a deep draught from the bottle of water.
* Sir M. Hale
- he sayde vnto Simon: Cary vs into the depe, and lett slippe thy nett to make a draught .
(British) A game piece used in the game of draughts.
(Australia) A type of beer, brewed using a top-fermenting yeast; ale.
(UK, Ireland) Beer drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.
(dated) A dose of medicine in liquid form.
* 1919 ,
- Upon the draught of a pond, not one fish was left.
(medicine, obsolete) A mild vesicatory.
- Finally I gave him a draught , and he sank into uneasy slumber.
The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, so that it can be drawn from the sand without damaging the mould.
(obsolete) A privy.
* 1526 , William Tyndale, trans. Bible , Matthew XV:
- to apply draughts to the feet
* 1623 , William Shakespeare, Timon of Athens :
- Then sayde Jesus: are ye yett withoute understondinge? perceave ye not, that whatsoever goeth in at the mouth, descendeth doune into the bely, and ys cast out into the draught ?
(obsolete) A drawing or picture.
* 1646 , Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica , V.22:
- Rid me these Villaines from your companies; / Hang them, or stab them, drowne them in a draught , / Confound them by some course, and come to me, / Ile giue you Gold enough.
(obsolete) A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.
- And therefore, for the whole process, and full representation, there must be more than one draught ; the one representing him in station, the other in session, another in genuflexion.
(military) The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft.
(military) The force drawn; a detachment; a draft.
- drawing sudden draughts upon the enemy when he looketh not for you
* (game) checkers
* (mouthful of liquid) swig
To draw out; to call forth. See draft.
To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
* Sir Walter Scott
To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.
- The Parliament so often draughted and drained.
* tonick (obsolete)
From (etyl) . 17th century writers believed health to be derived from firmly stretched muscles, thus tonic''; the extension of ''tonic medicine appeared in the late 18th century.
(physics, pathology) Pertaining to tension, especially of muscles.
* 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 316:
Restorative, curative or invigorating.
- Out in front and across the street, Doc noted half a dozen or so young men, not loitering or doing substances but poised and tonic , as if waiting for some standing order to take effect.
- The arrival of the new members had a tonic effect on the team.
A substance with medicinal properties intended to restore or invigorate.
(US, Northeastern US) Any of various carbonated, non-alcoholic beverages; soda pop.
(figuratively) Something that revitalises or reinvigorates.
- We used to brew a tonic from a particular kind of root.
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(music) Pertaining to the keynote of a composition.
Pertaining to the accent or stress in a word or in speech.
Of or relating to tones or sounds; specifically (phonetics, dated) being or relating to a speech sound made with tone unmixed and undimmed by obstruction, i.e. a vowel or diphthong.
(music) The first note of a scale.
(music) The triad built on the tonic note.
(phonetics) A tonic element or letter; a vowel or a diphthong.