draught

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English draught, draght, draȝt, from Old English *dreaht, *dræht (related to dragan (to draw, drag)), from Proto-Germanic *drahtuz, noun form of *draganą; equivalent to draw +‎ -t.

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draught (countable and uncountable, plural draughts)

  1. (British spelling) Alternative form of draft in its various senses.
  2. (Britain) A checker: a game piece used in the game of draughts.
  3. (Australia) Ale: a type of beer brewed using top-fermenting yeast.
  4. (UK, medicine, obsolete) A mild vesicatory.
  5. (obsolete) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory.
  6. (UK, obsolete) Any picture or drawing.
    • 1650, Thomas Browne, chapter V, in Pseudodoxia Epidemica: [], 2nd edition, London: [] A. Miller, for Edw[ard] Dod and Nath[aniel] Ekins, [], OCLC 152706203, 1st book, page 22:
      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.
  7. (UK, obsolete) A sudden attack upon an enemy.
    • 1633, Edmund Spenser, A Vewe of the Present State of Irelande  [], Dublin: [] Sir James Ware; reprinted as A View of the State of Ireland [], Dublin: [] the Society of Stationers, [] Hibernia Press, [] By John Morrison, 1809:
      drawing sudden draughts upon the enemy when he looketh not for you

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draught (third-person singular simple present draughts, present participle draughting, simple past and past participle draughted)

  1. (UK) Alternative spelling of draft

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English dreaht, *dræht (related to dragan (to draw, drag)), from Proto-Germanic *drahtuz, equivalent to drawen +‎ -th.

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draught (plural draughtes)

  1. draught

Descendants[edit]

  • English: draught
  • Scots: draucht
  • Yola: draught, draft

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Yola[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English draught, from Old English dreaht, *dræht (related to dragan (to draw, drag)), from Proto-Germanic *drahtuz

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draught

  1. A drawing stroke with a weapon.

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  • Jacob Poole (1867), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, page 36