Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “raft”

See all translations

raft

noun uk   /rɑːft/ us    /ræft/

raft noun (FLOATING STRUCTURE)

[C] a flat floating structure for travelling across water, often made of pieces of wood tied roughly together and moved along with a paddle (= pole with a flat end): We lashed together anything that would float to make a raft. [C] a fixed, flat floating structure that swimmers can use to land on or dive from [C] a small rubber or plastic boat that can be filled with air: a rubber raft an inflatable raft

raft noun (MANY)

[C usually singular] a large number or range; a lot: a raft of data We have designed a whole raft of measures to improve the transport system.

raft

verb [I or T] uk   /rɑːft/ us    /ræft/
to travel or transport something on a raft: They rafted their supplies down the river. We rafted through the rapids. Have you ever been white water rafting?
Translations of “raft”
in Korean 뗏목…
in Arabic طَوف…
in French radeau…
in Turkish sal, ağaçtan yapılma sal…
in Italian zattera…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漂浮的木架, 筏, 木筏…
in Russian плот…
in Polish tratwa…
in Spanish balsa…
in Portuguese balsa…
in German das Floß…
in Catalan rai…
in Japanese いかだ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漂浮的木架, 筏, 木筏…
(Definition of raft from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of raft?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “raft”

Definitions of “raft” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bad/hard/tough luck

said to express sympathy with someone when something bad has happened to them

Word of the Day

Think long and hard; the language of decisions

by Liz Walter,
January 28, 2015
One of the best ways (perhaps the best way) to improve your English is to learn how words go together in phrases, idioms, or other patterns such as verb/noun or adjective/noun pairs (often called ‘collocations’). This blog looks at some useful phrases and collocations connected with the subject of decisions, something we

Read More 

micro pig noun

January 26, 2015
an extremely small pig, bred to be a pet Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

Read More