"drawing" in the noun sense
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"
3. drawing, draftsmanship, drafting
the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
"he learned drawing from his father"
4. lottery, drawing
players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
5. drawing, drawing off
act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source
"the drawing of water from the well"
6. draft, draught, drawing
the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
"drawing" in the verb sense
1. pull, draw
cause to move by pulling
"draw a wagon"
"pull a sled"
2. reap, draw
get or derive
"He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
3. trace, draw, line, describe, delineate
make a mark or lines on a surface
"draw a line"
"trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
4. draw, make
make, formulate, or derive in the mind
"I draw a line here"
"draw a conclusion"
"make an estimate"
"What do you make of his remarks?"
5. draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out
bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
"draw a weapon"
"pull out a gun"
"The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
"She drew an elephant"
"Draw me a horse"
7. draw, take out
take liquid out of a container or well
"She drew water from the barrel"
8. describe, depict, draw
give a description of
"He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
select or take in from a given group or region
"The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
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. puff, drag, draw
suck in or take (air
"draw a deep breath"
"draw on a cigarette"
move or go steadily or gradually
"The ship drew near the shore"
13. withdraw, draw, take out, draw off
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"
14. draw, cast
choose at random
"draw a card"
15. draw, get
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
"She was drawn to despair"
"The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"
"The session was drawn to a close"
cause to flow
"The nurse drew blood"
write a legal document or paper
"The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
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"
23. draw, quarter, draw and quarter
pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
"in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
24. pull, draw
cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
"A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
25. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
take in, also metaphorically
"The sponge absorbs water well"
"She drew strength from the minister's words"
26. attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
"Her good looks attract the stares of many men"
"The ad pulled in many potential customers"
"This pianist pulls huge crowds"
"The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
27. string, thread, draw
thread on or as if on a string
"string pearls on a string"
"the child drew glass beads on a string"
"thread dried cranberries"
28. pull back, draw
stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow
"The archers were drawing their bows"
29. guide, run, draw, pass
pass over, across, or through
"He ran his eyes over her body"
"She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"
"He drew her hair through his fingers"
30. tie, draw
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"
34. disembowel, eviscerate, draw
remove the entrails of
"draw a chicken"
flatten, stretch, or mold 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"
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