"rafts" in the noun sense
a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
"made lots of new friends"
"she amassed stacks of newspapers"
2. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
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"
3. raft foundation, raft, mat
a foundation (usually on soft ground) consisting of an extended layer of reinforced concrete
"rafts" in the verb sense
transport on a raft
"raft wood down a river"
travel by raft in water
"Raft the Colorado River"
make into a raft
"raft these logs"
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