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Definition of Raft

Raft

  1. imp. & p. p. of Reave.
  2. 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.
  3. A collection of logs, fallen trees, etc. (such as is formed in some Western rivers of the United States), which obstructs navigation.
  4. A large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately.
  5. To transport on a raft, or in the form of a raft; to make into a raft; as, to raft timber.
  6. of Reave

Raft Quotations

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
Ben Hecht

Religion and ritual can be vehicles for entering stillness. It says in Psalm 46:10, 'Be still, and know that I am God.' But they are still just vehicles. The Buddha called his teaching a raft: You don't need to carry it around with you after you've crossed the river.
Eckhart Tolle

Today I can announce a raft of reforms that we estimate could save over 2.5 million police hours every year. That's the equivalent of more than 1,200 police officer posts. These reforms are a watershed moment in policing. They show that we really mean business in busting bureaucracy.
Theresa May

In the duel of sex woman fights from a dreadnought and man from an open raft.
H. L. Mencken

George Raft may or may not have gone both ways, but he was very sensitive to what they said about him, and it was one factor why he decided to play all those gangsters in the movies.
Cesar Romero
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Raft Translations

raft in Dutch is vlot
raft in Finnish is lautta
raft in French is radeau, train de bois
raft in Italian is zattera
raft in Portuguese is jangada
raft in Spanish is balsa
raft in Swedish is flotte
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