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Definition of Raft

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primitive boat made from buoyant material fastened together to make a platform; large number of things, a collection, great quantity (Informal)
travel by raft, float on a raft
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

of Reave
  

imp. & p. p. of Reave.
  
(v. t.)
To transport on a raft, or in the form of a raft; to make into a raft; as, to raft timber.
  
(n.)
A large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately.
  
(n.)
A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. (such as is formed in some Western rivers of the United States), which obstructs navigation.
  
(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.
  
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raft
\raft\ (r&adot;ft), obs. imp. & p. p. of reave.
raft
\raft\, n. [originally, a rafter, spar, and fr. icel. raptr a rafter; akin to dan. raft, prov. g. raff a rafter, spar; cf. ohg. rāfo, rāvo, a beam, rafter, icel. rāf roof. cf. rafter, n.]
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. [u.s.]
3. [perhaps akin to raff a heap.] a large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately. [slang, u. s.] "a whole raft of folks." d. howells.
raft
bridge. (a) a bridge whose points of support are rafts. (b) a bridge that consists of floating timbers fastened together.
raft
duck. [the name alludes to its swimming in dense flocks.] (zo?l.) (a) the bluebill, or greater scaup duck; -- called also flock duck. see scaup. (b) the redhead.
raft
port (naut.), a large, square port in a vessel's side for loading or unloading timber or other bulky articles; a timber or lumber port.
raft
\raft\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. rafted; p. pr. & vb. n. rafting.] to transport on a raft, or in the form of a raft; to make into a raft; as, to raft timber.
raft
n
1. a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent: "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal , great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum , wad, whole lot, whole slew]
v 1: transport on a raft; "raft wood down a river" 2: travel by raft in water; "raft the colorado river"

3. make into a raft; "raft these logs"


  similar words(8) 



 raft duck 
 raft foundation 
 raft bridge 
 raft spider 
 raft port 
 balsa raft 
 life raft 
 fire raft 
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Meaning
Draft.
Origin
Cockney rhyming slang.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
rafta
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Swdden = n. a beam, a raft
Anagram
  fart  frat
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
(hypernym) float
(hyponym) balsa raft, Kon Tiki
2. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
(synonym) batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew
(hypernym) large indefinite quantity, large indefinite amount
(hyponym) flood, inundation, deluge, torrent

Verb
1. transport on a raft; "raft wood down a river"
(hypernym) transport
(classification) navigation, pilotage, piloting
2. travel by raft in water; "Raft the Colorado River"
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
3. make into a raft; "raft these logs"
(hypernym) manufacture, fabricate, construct
Raft Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of a raft, denotes that you will go into new locations to engage in enterprises, which will prove successful.

To dream of floating on a raft, denotes uncertain journeys. If you reach your destination, you will surely come into good fortune.

If a raft breaks, or any such mishap befalls it, yourself or some friend will suffer from an accident, or sickness will bear unfortunate results.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Raft Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A raft is any flat structure for support or transportation over water. It is the most basic of boat design, characterized by the absence of a hull. Although there are cross-over boat types that blur this definition, rafts are usually kept afloat by using any combination of buoyant materials such as wood, sealed barrels, or inflated air chambers (such as pontoons), and are typically not propelled by an engine.

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Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer or RAFT polymerization is one of several kinds of controlled radical polymerization. It makes use of a chain transfer agent in the form of a thiocarbonylthio compound (or similar, from here on referred to as a RAFT agent, see Figure 1) to afford control over the generated molecular weight and polydispersity during a free-radical polymerization. Discovered at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in 1998, RAFT polymerization is one of several living or Controlled radical polymerization techniques, others being atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP). RAFT polymerization uses thiocarbonylthio compounds, such as dithioesters, thiocarbamates, and xanthates, to mediate the polymerization via a reversible chain-transfer process. As with other controlled radical polymerization techniques, RAFT polymerizations can be performed with conditions to favor low polydispersity indices and a pre-chosen molecular weight. RAFT polymerization can be used to design polymers of complex architectures, such as linear block copolymers, comb-like, star, brush polymers and dendrimers.

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