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.
- A flat structure, typically made of planks, logs, or barrels, that floats on water and is used for transport or as a platform for swimmers.
- A flatbottom inflatable craft for floating or drifting on water: shooting the rapids in a rubber raft.
- To convey on a raft.
- To make into a raft.
- To travel by raft.
- Informal A great number, amount, or collection: "As the prairie dog goes, conservation biologists say, so may go a raft of other creatures” ( William K. Stevens).