Raft

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Raft

  • (noun) a flat buoyant structure of timber or other materials fastened together, used as a boat or floating platform.
  • (noun) a small inflatable rubber or plastic boat, especially one for use in emergencies.
  • (noun) a floating mass of fallen trees, vegetation, ice, or other material.
  • (noun) a dense flock of swimming birds or mammals. “great rafts of cormorants, often 5,000 strong”
  • (noun) a layer of reinforced concrete forming the foundation of a building.
  • (noun) a large amount of something. “a raft of government initiatives”
  • (verb) travel on or as if on a raft. “I have rafted along the Rio Grande”
  • (verb) transport on or as if on a raft. “the stores were rafted ashore”
  • (verb) (of an ice floe) be driven on top of or underneath another floe.
  • (verb) bring or fasten together (a number of boats or other objects) side by side. “we rafted the boats together off the shores of Murchison Island”

Raft meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • रबर नौका, बेड़े पर से जाना, लठ्ठों का बेड़ा,अधिक मात्रा, बेड़ा, पटेला चलाना, पार उतारने का बेड़ा चलाना, बेड़ा चलाना

Raft origin

  • late Middle English (in the sense ‘beam, rafter’): from Old Norse raptr ‘rafter’. The verb dates from the late 17th century.
  • mid 19th century: alteration of dialect raff ‘abundance’ (perhaps of Scandinavian origin), by association with raft1 in the sense ‘floating mass’.

Raft in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Sugar prices have slumped to lowest in 11 months and the …, The Indian government’s policies on subsidies and export quotas … Bullish sentiment has been eroded by a raft of exports from India that Brazil, …
  • Maruti, suppliers gear up for prolonged pain, New Delhi: Maruti Suzuki India Ltd has collaborated with consulting … despite a raft of measures implemented by the Union government to …
  • Global Inflatable Marine Life Rafts Market 2019 Top …, Global Inflatable Marine Life Rafts Market 2019 Top manufacturers … Galvanisers India, Revere Survival, Winslow Life Raft, Zodiac Nautic, …
  • FM’s steps will give much-needed impetus to the Indian …, The Indian government on Friday announced a raft of measures in efforts to … US India Business Council president Nisha Desai Biswal said.
  • Global Sugar Rumble: It’s India Versus the Rest of World’s …, Bullish sentiment has been eroded by a raft of exports from India that Brazil, the top producer, calls “unsustainable.” “There’s plenty of worry for …

Raft pronunciation

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