raft Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “raft” in the English Dictionary

"raft" in British English

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uk   /rɑːft/  us   /ræft/


[C] a ​flatfloatingstructure for ​travellingacrosswater, often made of ​pieces of ​woodtiedroughly 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, ​flatfloatingstructure that ​swimmers can use to ​land on or dive from [C] a ​smallrubber or ​plasticboat that can be ​filled with ​air: a ​rubber raft an ​inflatable raft

raft noun (MANY)

[C usually singular] a ​largenumber or ​range; a lot: a raft ofdata We have ​designed a ​whole raft ofmeasures to ​improve the ​transportsystem.

raftverb [I or T]

uk   /rɑːft/  us   /ræft/
to ​travel or ​transport something on a raft: They rafted ​theirsupplies down the ​river. We rafted through the ​rapids. Have you ​ever been whitewater rafting?
(Definition of raft from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"raft" in American English

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raftnoun [C]

 us   /ræft/


a ​flat, ​floatingstructure made of ​pieces of ​woodtied together, often ​attached to the ​bottom of a ​river or ​lake for use when ​swimming A raft is also a ​smallrubber or ​plasticboat that can be ​filled with ​air.

raft noun [C] (A LOT)

a ​largenumber or ​collection; a lot: We’ve ​identified a ​whole raft of ​problemsaffectingtrafficflow.
(Definition of raft from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"raft" in Business English

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raftnoun [C]

uk   /rɑːft/  us   /ræft/
a raft of sth a large ​amount or ​number of something: His ​plan is to encourage more ​personalinvestment with a raft of ​taxbreaks. Congress is ​working to complete a raft of ​spendingmeasures for the new ​fiscalyear. A whole raft of new guidelines and ​legislation is being ​introduced.
(Definition of raft from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “raft”
in Korean 뗏목…
in Arabic طَوف…
in Malaysian rakit…
in French radeau…
in Russian плот…
in Chinese (Traditional) 漂浮的木架, 筏, 木筏…
in Italian zattera…
in Turkish sal, ağaçtan yapılma sal…
in Polish tratwa…
in Spanish balsa…
in Vietnamese bè gỗ…
in Portuguese balsa…
in Thai แพ…
in German das Floß…
in Catalan rai…
in Japanese いかだ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 漂浮的木架, 筏, 木筏…
in Indonesian rakit…
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