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draught (n.)

c. 1200, "act of pulling or drawing; quantity of liquid that one drinks at a time," from Old English *dreaht, *dræht, related to dragan "to draw, drag" (see drag (v.)). The oldest recorded sense besides that of "pulling" is of "drinking" (perhaps "so much as is drawn down the throat at once"); compare drag (n.) in reference to an inhaling on a cigarette. It is attested from c. 1300 as "that which is drawn or written." In British English, it retains the functions that did not branch off with draft (q.v.).

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Definitions of draught
1
draught (n.)
a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg;
Synonyms: draft / potation / tipple
draught (n.)
a large and hurried swallow;
Synonyms: gulp / draft / swig
draught (n.)
a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle);
Synonyms: draft
draught (n.)
the depth of a vessel's keel below the surface (especially when loaded);
Synonyms: draft
draught (n.)
a dose of liquid medicine;
Synonyms: draft
draught (n.)
the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling;
Synonyms: draft / drawing
2
draught (v.)
make a blueprint of;
Synonyms: blueprint / draft
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