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rafts, plural;
  1. Travel on or as if on a raft
    • - I have rafted along the Rio Grande
  2. Transport on or as a raft
    • - the stores were rafted ashore
    • - I rafted 400 logs to my mill
  3. (of an ice floe) Be driven on top of or underneath another floe

  4. Transport (timber) on water in the form of a raft

  5. Bring or fasten together (a number of boats or other objects) side by side

  1. A large amount of something
    • - a raft of government initiatives

  1. a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
  2. transport on a raft; "raft wood down a river"
  3. batch: (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"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
  4. travel by raft in water; "Raft the Colorado River"
  5. make into a raft; "raft these logs"
  6. (rafts) tons: a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
  7. 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. ...
  8. RAFT or Reversible Addition-Fragmentation chain Transfer polymerization is one kind of controlled radical polymerizations. RAFT was discovered by the in 1998. ...
  9. Raft is a French band active in the 1980s and which remains famous for his 1987 hit "Yaka dansé (l'arborigène)".
  10. Raft is a 1991 science fiction book by author Stephen Baxter. Raft is both Baxter's first novel and first book in the Xeelee Sequence, although the Xeelee are not present. Raft was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1992.
  11. Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT) is an innovative nonprofit (501c3) that has generated interest from government, academics and media in pursuing an alternative approach to education. It has been the subject of studies from the Stanford University School of Business, KPMG and Deloitte. ...
  12. The Raft is a fictional prison facility for superhuman criminals (predominantly supervillains) in the Marvel Universe. ...
  13. (rafting) the sport of guiding a raft while descending a river
  14. (Rafting) A means of transporting goods to processing facilities or markets.  Logs were often rafted to sawmills (see log raft).  However, it was not uncommon for large barrels of turpentine to be lashed together and floated down stream.
  15. (Rafting) In crowded marina boats often have to lay alongside each other - this is known as rafting
  16. (Rafting) Overlapping of edges of two ice-floes, so that one floe is partly supported by the other.
  17. (Rafting) Pressure processes whereby one piece of ice overrides another.
  18. (Rafting) Term used to describe the way in which some species of marine larvae can become "trapped" in the surface tension of the water and clump together, resulting in mortalities. An air current provided across the water is usually sufficient to eliminate the problem.
  19. (Rafting) This can occur to a sealed wood block floor, which has not been correctly prepared. A crack can appear through the blocks where the seal has glued the blocks together but they are still moving underneath.
  20. (Rafting) This is when two boats tie up side-by-side, either when the boats are at anchor or this can also be at a dock.
  21. (rafting) Dispersal across bodies of water by riding on debris such as floating, tangled trees carried out to sea during floods.
  22. (rafting) Recovery after an unplanned stop requiring frantic pushing with the hands.
  23. (Rafts) Large groups of ducks floating on water.
  24. The raft is a sort of a foundation layer that can be put down beneath the object. Raft’s usually have more width and height than the normal object lines and are painful to watch because they frequently print pretty slowly.