n.筏,救生艇,橡皮船,大量 vi.乘筏 vt.筏运,制成筏
动词过去式:rafted 过去分词:rafted 现在分词:rafting 第三人称单数:rafts
/rɑ:ft; [US] ræft; ræft/
(a) flat floating structure of logs, barrels, etc tied together, used esp as a substitute for a boat 筏; 筏子
*shipwrecked sailors on a makeshift raft 在临时代用的筏子上的遇难船员.
(b) number of logs tied together to be floated down a river 木排.
(a) [Tn.pr, Tn.p] carry (people or goods) on a raft 用筏子载运（人或货物）
*raft people across/over/up/down (a river) 用筏子载运人过河[到对岸/逆流而上/顺流而下].
(b) [Ipr, Ip] cross a river, etc on a raft 乘筏过河等.
/rɑ:ft; [US] ræft; ræft/ n (usu sing 通常作单数) ~ (of sth) (US infml 口) large number or amount 大量; 许多
*She got a raft of presents. 她收到了许多礼物.
[Sense: 1, 3-4; Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old Norse;Origin: raptr 'large piece of wood, rafter']
[Sense: 2; Date: 1800-1900; Origin: raff 'mixture of things' (17-19 centuries), influenced by RAFT1]
a flat floating structure, usually made of pieces of wood tied together, used as a boat
a raft of sth
a large number of things
The company has launched a whole raft of new software products.
a flat floating structure that you can sit on, jump from etc when you are swimming
a small flat rubber boat filled with air, used for example if a boat sinks
1. They sailed the Pacific on a raft. 他们乘木筏渡过太平洋。
2. The men of our family waded down through our flooded meadows with boathooks, in the hope of being able to grapple a corner of the raft and pull it out of the current towards our bank. 我家的男人们手拿船篙过被水淹没草场，希望能够钩住筏子的一角，将它拽出激流，拖回岸边。他们终于成功了。
3. Suddenly a raft appeared, looking rather like Noah´s ark, carrying the whole family, a few hens, the dogs, a cat, and a bird in a cage. 突然，出现了一只筏子，看起来很像诺亚方舟，上面载着他们全家老小，还有几只母鸡、几只狗，一只猫与一只鸟笼，那里头有一只小鸟。