draft

draft
1 noun
1 UNFINISHED FORM (C) a piece of writing, a drawing, or a plan that is not yet in its finished form: make a draft: Let's make a rough draft of the letter. | first/final draft: the first draft of a poem | draft proposal/copy/version etc: a draft copy of a newspaper article
2 ARMY the draft AmE
a) informal a system in which people are ordered to fight for their country when it is involved in a war; conscription
b) the group of people who are ordered to do this
3 MONEY (C) especially BrE a written order for money to be paid by a bank, especially from one bank to another: by draft: Payment must be made by bank draft.
4 SPORT (C) a system in some American sports in which professional (3) teams pick players from colleges for their teams
5 COLD AIR/DRINKS (C) the American spelling of draught
2 verb (T)
1 to write a plan, letter, report etc that will need to be changed before it is in its finished form: Eva's busy drafting her speech for the conference.
2 AmE to order someone to serve in their country's military during a war; call­up BrE; conscript 1 (1): be drafted into sth: Joe's been drafted into the army.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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