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Noun: drawing  dro-ing
  1. An illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
    "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
  2. 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"
  3. The creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
    "he learned drawing from his father";
    - draftsmanship [US], drafting, draughtsmanship [Brit, Cdn]
  4. Players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
    - lottery
  5. Act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source
    "the drawing of water from the well";
    - drawing off
  6. The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
    - draft [N. Amer], draught [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: draw (drew,drawn)  dro
  1. Make a mark or lines on a surface
    "draw a line";
    - trace, line, describe, delineate
  2. Cause to move by pulling
    "draw a wagon";
    - pull
  3. Get or derive
    "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association";
    - reap
  4. Make, formulate, or derive in the mind
    "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels";
    - make
  5. Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
    "draw a weapon";
    - pull, pull out, get out, take out
  6. (art) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
    "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
  7. Take liquid out of a container or well
    "She drew water from the barrel";
    - take out
  8. Give a description of
    "He drew an elaborate plan of attack";
    - describe, depict
  9. Select or take in from a given group or region
  10. 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"
  11. Suck in or take (air)
    "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette";
    - puff, drag
  12. Move or go steadily or gradually
    "The ship drew near the shore"
  13. 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
  14. Choose at random
    "draw a card";
    - cast
  15. (baseball) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
    "He drew a base on balls";
    - get
  16. Bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
  17. To obtain a liquid from somewhere
    "The nurse drew blood"
  18. Write a legal document or paper
  19. Engage in drawing
    "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  20. Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
    "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
  21. Allow a draft
    "This chimney draws very well"
  22. Require a specified depth for floating
    "This boat draws 70 inches"
  23. Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
    - quarter, draw and quarter
  24. 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";
    - pull
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. Thread on or as if on a string
    "the child drew glass beads on a string";
    - string, thread
  28. Stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
    "The archers were drawing their bows";
    - pull back
  29. Pass over, across, or through
    "He drew her hair through his fingers";
    - guide, run, pass
  30. Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
    "The teams drew a tie";
    - tie
  31. Shrink
    "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
  32. Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
    "draw wire"
  33. Steep; pass through a strainer
    "draw pulp from the fruit"
  34. Remove the entrails of
    "draw a chicken";
    - disembowel, eviscerate, embowel [archaic]
  35. Flatten, stretch, or mould metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
    "draw steel"
  36. Cause to localize at one point
    "Draw blood and pus"

Derived forms: drawings

See also: diffuse, draw up, level, pass over, pull, pull along, pull back, strung, tweak

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 [literary], 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, raise, remove, represent, representation, require, select, set forth, set up, shape, shut, steep, stretch, take, take away, thin, travel, withdraw, write

Antonym: bank, force, force back

Encyclopedia: Drawing