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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 raft /ˈræft/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Reave v. t. [imp. & p. p. Reaved Reft or Raft (obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Reaving.]  To take away by violence or by stealth; to snatch away; to rob; to despoil; to bereave. [Archaic]. “To reave his life.”
    He golden apples raft of the dragon.   --Chaucer.
 If the wooers reave
 By privy stratagem my life at home.   --Chapman.
    To reave the orphan of his patrimony.   --Shak.
    The heathen caught and reft him of his tongue.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Raft obs. imp. & p. p. of Reave.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Raft, 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.  A large collection of people or things taken indiscriminately. [Slang, U. S.] “A whole raft of folks.”
 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.] Zool. (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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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"