Webster 1913 Edition
The act of drawing or pulling; as:
The act of moving loads by drawing, as by beasts of burden, and the like.
The drawing of a bowstring.
Act of drawing a net; a sweeping the water for fish.
The act of drawing liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.
A sudden attack or drawing upon an enemy.
The act of selecting or detaching soldiers; a draft (see
The act of drawing up, marking out, or delineating; representation.
That which is drawn; as:
That which is taken by sweeping with a net.
Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a
Luke v. 4.
The force drawn; a detachment; – in this sense usually written draft.
The quantity drawn in at once in drinking; a potion or potation.
Disguise thyself as thou wilt, still, Slavery, . . . still thou art a bitter
A sketch, outline, or representation, whether written, designed, or drawn; a delineation.
draughtof a Toleration Act was offered to the Parliament by a private member.
An order for the payment of money; – in this sense almost always written draft.
A current of air moving through an inclosed place, as through a room or up a chimney.
He preferred to go and sit upon the stairs, in . . . a strong
draughtof air, until he was again sent for.
That which draws; as:
A team of oxen or horses.
A sink or drain; a privy.
Matt. xv. 17.
A mild vesicatory; a sinapism;
as, to apply.
draughtsto the feet
Capacity of being drawn; force necessary to draw; traction.
The Hertfordshire wheel plow . . . is of the easiest
The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden;
as, a ship of twelve feet.
An allowance on weighable goods.
A move, as at chess or checkers.
The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, in order that it may be drawn from the sand without injury to the mold.
Angle of draught,
the angle made with the plane over which a body is drawn by the line in which the pulling force acts, when the latter has the direction best adapted to overcome the obstacles of friction and the weight of the body.–
Blast draught, or
the draught produced by a blower, as by blowing in air beneath a fire or drawing out the gases from above it.–
the draught produced by the atmosphere flowing, by its own weight, into a chimney wherein the air is rarefied by heat.–
so as to be drawn from the wood (as a cask, barrel, etc.) in distinction from being bottled; as, ale on draught.–
Used for drawing vehicles, loads, etc.;
Relating to, or characterized by, a draft, or current of air.
Used in making drawings;
Drawn directly from the barrel, or other receptacle, in distinction from bottled; on draught; – said of ale, cider, and the like.
☞ This word, especially in the first and second meanings, is often written draft, a spelling which is approved by many authorities.
Draught tube, below.
an engine used for pumping, raising heavy weights, and the like.–
one of the hooks on a cannon carriage, used in drawing the gun backward and forward.–
a horse employed in drawing loads, plowing, etc., as distinguished from a saddle horse or carriage horse.–
a seine or hauling net.–
an ox employed in hauling loads, plowing, etc.–
an air-tight pipe extending downward into the tailrace from a turbine wheel located above it, to make the whole fall available; – called also
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To draw out; to call forth. See
To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
The Parliament so often
Sir W. Scott.
To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.
a room draughtsmen to work in, and where plans are kept.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The act of drawing; as a horse or ox fit for draught.
2.The quality of being drawn; as a cart of plow of easy draught.
3.The drawing of liquor into the mouth and throat; the act of drinking.
4.The quantity of liquor drank at once.
5.The act of delineating, or that which is delineated; a representation by lines, as the figure of a house, a machine, a fort, &c., described on paper.
6.Representation by picture; figure painted, or drawn by the pencil.
7.The act of drawing a net; a sweeping for fish.
8.That which is taken by sweeping with a net; as a draught of fishes. Luke 5.
9.The drawing or bending of a bow; the act of shooting with a bow and arrow.
10.The act of drawing men from a military band, army or post; also, the forces drawn; a detachment. [See Draft, which is more generally used.]
11.A sink or drain. Matthew 15.
12.An order for the payment of money; a bill of exchange. [See Draft.]
13.The depth of water necessary to float a ship, or the depth a ship sinks in water, especially when laden; as a ship of twelve feet draught.
14.In England, a small allowance on weighable goods, made by the king to the importer, or by the seller to the buyer, to insure full weight.
15.A sudden attack or drawing on an enemy. [Query.]
16.A writing composed.
17.Draughts, a kind of game resembling chess.