As a young child, I always thought I'd be an attorney, drafting my first contract with my Mom for a new lunchbox at the age of 8.
That philosophy Obama followed in giving Congress a leadership role in drafting the health care bill.
The opposition has said that the drafting was driven by Islamist interests and finalized in undemocratic fashion.
Given what's at stake is substantial reform (drafting ultra-Orthodox into the military), let's hope not.
She would put in long days and nights, chain-smoking and drafting and reading every word on every document personally.
Did quite well with the other drafting equipment, you know, especially the dimensional curve and the photosensitive ink.
He had just been engaged in drafting an important Liberal manifesto.
It is uncertain what further share he took in drafting Magna Carta.
Then comes the job of drafting out the steers selected for market.
Some of these, when the drafting came, had fled in bands to the mountain and defied capture.
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.
A measured portion of a liquid or aerosol medication; a dose.
A preliminary version of a book, speech, essay, or outline.
A system for selecting young men for compulsory military service, administered in the United States by the Selective Service System. At present the United States relies on a volunteer military and does not have a draft, though young men are required by law to register with the Selective Service. (See also conscientious objector and draft dodger.)
To drive close behind a vehicle so as to be drawn by reduced air pressure: The point person takes on the wind, allowing those behind him to draft and save as much as 20% of their energy (1970s+ Car racing)