Translation of "draft" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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draftnoun

uk /drɑːft/ us /dræft/

draft noun (PLAN)

B2 [ C ] a piece of text, a formal suggestion, or a drawing in its original state, often containing the main ideas and intentions but not the developed form

草案;草稿;草图
This is only a rough draft - the finished article will have pictures too. 这只是一个粗略的草稿——定稿后的文章中还会有一些图片。
She asked me to check the (first) draft of her proposal. 她请我检查一下她的(第一稿)提案草稿。

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draft noun (MILITARY)

the draft [ S ] mainly US UK conscription

the system of ordering people by law to join the armed forces

兵役制
He avoided the draft because of a foot injury. 他因脚伤而躲过了服兵役。

draft noun (MONEY)

[ C ] a written order for money to be paid by a bank, especially to another bank

(尤指向银行支付的)汇票
I arranged for some money to be sent from London to L.A. by banker's draft. 我安排以银行汇票的方式把一些钱从伦敦寄到马德里。

draft noun (COLD AIR)

[ C ] US UK draught a current of unpleasantly cold air blowing through a room

冷空气

draft noun (BOATS)

[ C ] US specialized UK draught sailing the depth of water needed for a boat to be able to float

吃水深度

draft noun (BEER)

[ U ] US UK draught a system of storing and serving drinks from large containers, especially barrels

(啤酒等)桶装的,散装的
Is the lager on draft or is it bottled? 这种拉格啤酒是散装的还是瓶装的?

draftadjective [ before noun ]

US UK draught uk /drɑːft/ us /dræft/

draft adjective [ before noun ] (BEER)

(of drinks such as beer) stored in and served from large containers, especially barrels

(啤酒等)桶装的,散装的
draft beer/lager/cider 散装啤酒/拉格啤酒/苹果酒

draft adjective [ before noun ] (ANIMALS)

(of animals) used for pulling heavy loads, vehicles, etc.

(动物)供使役用的
a draft horse 役用马

draftverb

uk /drɑːft/ us /dræft/

draft verb (PLAN)

C1 UK to write down a document for the first time, including the main points but not all the details

第一次起草的文件、计划等(包含主要观点但内容并不详实)
Draft a proposal for the project and we can discuss it at the meeting. 先起草一个项目草案,我们可以在会上就此讨论。

UK to draw the plans for a new building, structure, machine, etc.

They hired an architect to draft the plans for their new home.

draft verb (MILITARY)

[ T usually passive ] mainly US UK conscript to order people by law to join the armed forces

兵役制
He was drafted (into the army) at 18. 他18岁时应征参军(入伍)。

Phrasal verb(s)

draftadjective [ before noun ]

uk /drɑːft/ us /dræft/

draft adjective [ before noun ] (PLAN)

A draft plan, document, etc. is in its first form, including the main points but not all the details.

第一次起草的文件,包含主要观点但内容并不详实
a draft plan/bill/proposal 计划/提案/建议草稿

draft adjective [ before noun ] (BEER)

US UK draught (of drinks such as beer) stored in and served from large containers, especially barrels

(啤酒等)桶装的,散装的
draft beer/lager/cider 散装啤酒/拉格啤酒/苹果酒

draft adjective [ before noun ] (ANIMALS)

US UK draught (of animals) used for pulling heavy loads, vehicles, etc.

(动物)供使役用的
a draft horse 役用马

(Translation of “draft” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)