Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DRAFTING

He had just been engaged in drafting an important Liberal manifesto.

Then comes the job of drafting out the steers selected for market.

At musters, or when drafting for market, we make the necessary exchanges.

Also that drafting has begun in Beaufort by Hunter's orders.

The French colonies have also been drafting their subjects for work in France.

Drafting between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-one—and he was twenty-six!

It ceases to be a Parliament, and becomes merely a drafting committee.

I will train you in drafting right where you are in your spare time.

Where the colors join, outline with a drafting pen and India ink.

Outline the edge of the comb and wattles with a drafting pen and India ink.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1500, spelling variant of draught (q.v.) to reflect change in pronunciation. Among the senses that have gone with this form of the word in American English, the meaning "rough copy of a writing" (something "drawn") is attested from 14c.; that of "preliminary sketch from which a final copy is made" is from 1520s; that of "flow of a current of air" is from c.1770. Of beer from the 1830s, in reference to the method of "drawing" it from the cask. Sense in bank draft is from 1745. The meaning "a drawing off a group for special duty" is from 1703, in U.S. especially of military service; the verb in this sense first recorded 1714. Related: Drafted; drafting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DRAFTING

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.