|1.||[ noun ] a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers|
|Related terms:||float life_raft balsa_raft|
|2.||[ verb ] travel by raft in water|
"Raft the Colorado River"
|3.||[ verb ] make into a raft|
"raft these logs"
|4.||[ verb ] (transportation) transport on a raft|
"raft wood down a river"
|Related terms:||transport navigation|
|5.||[ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent|
|Synonyms:||mass good_deal lot great_deal pile plenty heap sight deal flock mint whole_lot quite_a_little pot slew stack mickle mess wad spate whole_slew tidy_sum muckle peck hatful batch|
: "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"
|Related terms:||large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap|