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Pronunciation: /dræft; drɑːft/

Translation of draft in Spanish:


  • 1 countable/numerable
    ( (British English/inglés británico) draught)
    (cold air) corriente (feminine) de aire to feel the draft [colloquial/familiar] resentirse*, verse* afectado
  • 2 countable/numerable (formulation) versión (feminine) the first/final draft of my speech la primera versión/la versión final de mi discurso a rough draft un borrador he presented the project in draft (form) presentó el anteproyecto (before noun/delante del nombre) [resolution/version] preliminar draft bill anteproyecto (masculine) de ley I checked the draft contract revisé el borrador or la minuta del contrato
    Example sentences
    • Since a job description for this office could not be found, I generated a preliminary draft of such a document.
    • The study was still undergoing substantive editing in order to incorporate the suggestions of the lawyers and public policy analysts who reviewed its preliminary drafts.
    • It is hoped that each will complete a preliminary draft of a new play by July 2005, with a view to five new works being created for possible production over the next few years.
  • 3 countable/numerable
    ( (British English/inglés británico) draught)
    [Nautical/Náutica] calado (masculine)
  • 4 uncountable/no numerable
    ( (British English/inglés británico) draught)
    (haulage) tiro (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [horse/animal] de tiro
  • 5 [Finance] cheque (masculine) or efecto (masculine) bancario
    Example sentences
    • How could Dunlop walk into the AIB with cheques or drafts made out for large sums of money to a company of which he was not a director or shareholder or officer, and walk out again having converted them to cash?
    • You may send in your contributions in the form of cheque or draft or money orders directly addressed to.
    • The reason for this is that bankers' drafts are made payable to the payee's order, which means that transfer can be effected only by means of the payee's genuine indorsement.
  • 6 (American English/inglés norteamericano) the draft [Military/Militar] el llamamiento or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) llamado a filas (before noun/delante del nombre) draft card cartilla (feminine) militar draft deferral prórroga (feminine) del servicio militar draft quota cupo (masculine) ([ de soldados ])

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (formulate) [document/contract] redactar el borrador de; [speech] preparar I've already drafted the letter ya he redactado el borrador de la carta
  • 2 (conscript) (American English/inglés norteamericano) reclutar, llamar a filas her son was drafted into the army su hijo fue llamado a filas

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