Definition of Raft

1. Noun. A flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers.

Specialized synonyms: Balsa Raft, Kon Tiki, Carling Float, Life Raft
Generic synonyms: Float



2. Verb. Transport on a raft. "Raft wood down a river"
Category relationships: Navigation, Pilotage, Piloting
Generic synonyms: Transport

3. Noun. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent. "A wad of money"

4. Verb. Travel by raft in water. "They raft down the river "; "Raft the Colorado River"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Derivative terms: Rafter

5. Verb. Make into a raft. "Raft these logs"
Generic synonyms: Construct, Fabricate, Manufacture

Definition of Raft

1. n. A collection of logs, boards, pieces of timber, or the like, fastened together, either for their own collective conveyance on the water, or to serve as a support in conveying other things; a float.

2. v. t. To transport on a raft, or in the form of a raft; to make into a raft; as, to raft timber.

Definition of Raft

1. Noun. A flat structure made of planks, barrels etc., that floats on water, and is used for transport, emergencies or a platform for swimmers. ¹

2. Noun. A flat-bottomed inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water. ¹

3. Noun. A thick crowd of seabirds or sea mammals. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) to convey on a raft ¹

5. Verb. (transitive) to make into a raft ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) to travel by raft ¹

7. Noun. A large (but unspecified) number, a lot. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Raft

1. to transport on a raft (a type of buoyant structure) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Raft

1. 1. A collection of logs, boards, pieces of timber, or the like, fastened, together, either for their own collective conveyance on the water, or to serve as a support in conveying other things; a float. 2. A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. (such as is formed in some Western rivers of the United States), which obstructs navigation. 3. [Perhaps akin to raff a heap] A large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately. "A whole raft of folks." Raft bridge. A bridge whose points of support are rafts. A bridge that consists of floating timbers fastened together. Raft duck. [The name alludes to its swimming in dense flocks. A large, square port in a vessel's side for loading or unloading timber or other bulky articles; a timber or lumber port. Origin: Originally, a rafter, spar, and fr. Icel. Raptr a rafter; akin to Dan. Raft, Prov. G. Raff a rafter, spar; cf. OHG. Rafo, ravo, a beam, rafter, Icel. Raf roof. Cf. Rafter. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raft

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raffle off
raffled
raffler
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rafflesia
rafflesias
raffling
raffs
rafie
rafies
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rafoxanide
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raft (current term)
raft-up
raft foundation
raftage
rafte
rafted
rafter
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raftering
rafters
rafting
raftlike
raftman
raftmate
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