Noun: drawing dro-ing
Verb: draw (drew,drawn) dro
- An illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
"it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
- A representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
"drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
- The creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
"he learned drawing from his father";
- draftsmanship [US], drafting, draughtsmanship [Brit, Cdn]
- Players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
- Act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source
"the drawing of water from the well";
- drawing off
- The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
- draft [N. Amer], draught [Brit, Cdn]
- Cause to move by pulling
"draw a wagon";
- pull, force
- Get or derive
"He drew great benefits from his membership in the association";
- Make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line";
- trace, line, describe, delineate
- Make, formulate, or derive in the mind
"I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels";
- Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
"draw a weapon";
- pull, pull out, get out, take out
- (art) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
"She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
- Take liquid out of a container or well
"She drew water from the barrel";
- take out
- Give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack";
- describe, depict
- Select or take in from a given group or region
- Elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
"The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
- Suck in or take (air)
"draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette";
- puff, drag
- Move or go steadily or gradually
"The ship drew near the shore"
- Remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
"She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank";
- withdraw, take out, draw off
- Choose at random
"draw a card";
- (baseball) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
"He drew a base on balls";
- Bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
- Cause to flow
"The nurse drew blood"
- Write a legal document or paper
- Engage in drawing
"He spent the day drawing in the garden"
- Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
"draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
- Allow a draft
"This chimney draws very well"
- Require a specified depth for floating
"This boat draws 70 inches"
- Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
- quarter, draw and quarter
- Cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
"A declining dollar drew down the export figures for the last quarter";
- Take in, also metaphorically
"She drew strength from the minister's words";
- absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, take in, take up
- Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
"The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers";
- attract, pull, pull in, draw in
- Thread on or as if on a string
"the child drew glass beads on a string";
- string, thread
- Stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
"The archers were drawing their bows";
- pull back
- Pass over, across, or through
"He drew her hair through his fingers";
- guide, run, pass
- Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
"The teams drew a tie";
"The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
- Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
- Steep; pass through a strainer
"draw pulp from the fruit"
- Remove the entrails of
"draw a chicken";
- disembowel, eviscerate, embowel [archaic]
- Flatten, stretch, or mould metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
- Cause to localize at one point
"Draw blood and pus"
Derived forms: drawings
See also: draw in, draw out, draw up
Type of: alter, arouse, arrange, art, artistic creation, artistic production, artwork, ask, be, breathe in, call for, change, change form, change shape, choose, close, compose, create, create by mental act, create mentally, deform, demand, derive, displace, drain, effect, effectuate, elicit, enkindle, equal, equalise [Brit], equalize, equate, evoke, exposit, expound, fire, form, gain, gambling game, game of chance, go, graphics, indite [archaic], infuse, inhale, inspire, interpret, involve, kill, kindle, localise [Brit], localize, locomote, mark, match, modify, move, necessitate, need, nontextual matter, pen, pick out, postulate, provoke, pull, pulling, raise, remove, represent, representation, require, select, set forth, set up, shape, shut, steep, stretch, take, take away, thin, travel, withdraw, write
Encyclopedia: Drawing Draw