- The definition of a drawing is a picture created with a pen, marker, crayons or other tools, or is the act of making such a picture, or is a contest in which a winner is randomly selected.
- When you use a pencil to create a picture of a horse, this is an example of drawing.
- The picture of the horse that you create is an example of a drawing.
- A game of chance in which a name is chosen at random and the person whose name is chosen wins is an example of a drawing.
A child's drawing of her home and family.
- the act of one that draws; specif., the art of representing something by lines made on a surface with a pencil, pen, etc.
- a picture, design, sketch, etc. thus made
- a lottery
- The act or an instance of drawing.
- a. The art of representing objects or forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines.b. A work produced by this art.
- Present participle of draw.
- A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper.
- The act of producing such a picture.
- Such acts practiced as a graphic art form.
- An act or event in which the outcome (e.g., designating a winner) is selected by chance in the form of a blind draw, notably of lots; especially such a contest in which a winning name or number is selected randomly by removing (drawing) it from a container, popularly a hat).
- A small portion of tea for steeping.
Variant of draw
transitive verbdrew, drawn, drawing
- to make move toward one or along with one by or as by exerting force; pull; haul; drag: a horse draws the cart
- to pull up (a sail, drawbridge, etc.)
- to pull down (a window shade, etc.)
- to pull in (a dragnet, etc.)
- to pull aside or together (a curtain, etc.)
- to pull across, as a violin bow over strings
- to attract; charm; entice
- to attract (audiences of a specified size or kind)
- to pull out; take out; remove; extract, as a tooth, cork, weapon, etc.
- to remove (a liquid, etc.) by sucking, draining, distilling, seeping, etc.
- to bring up, as water from a well
- to cause (liquid) to flow from an opening, tap, etc.: to draw a bath, to draw blood
- to take or get (a card or cards)
- to cause (a card or cards) to be played out: draw your opponent's trump
- to pull out to its fullest extent; make tense; stretch; extend: to draw a rope tight to pull out of shape; distort to stretch, flatten, or shape (metal) by die stamping, hammering, etc. to make metal into (wire) by pulling it through holes
- to make (lines, figures, pictures, etc.), as with a pencil, pen, brush, or stylus; diagram to describe in words to make (comparisons, etc.); formulate
Origin of drawMiddle English drawen ; from Old English dragan, akin to Old Norse draga, to drag, German tragen, to bear, carry ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dherāgh-, to pull, draw along from source Classical Latin trahere, to pull, draw
- to draw something (in various senses of the vt.)
- to be drawn or have a drawing effect
- to come; move; approach: to draw nearer
- to shrink or contract
- to allow a draft of air, smoke, etc. to move through: the chimney draws well
- to suck (on a tobacco pipe, etc.)
- to attract audiences
- to become filled with wind: said of sails
- to steep: said of tea
- to make a demand or demands (on or upon)
- to track game by following its scent
- to move slowly toward the game after pointing: said of hounds
- a drawing or being drawn (in various senses)
- the result of drawing
- a thing drawn
- the cards dealt as replacements in draw poker
Origin of drawfrom, formerly, the withdrawal of stakes in such a case a tie; stalemate: the game ended in a draw
- a thing that attracts interest, audiences, etc.
- ☆ the movable part of a drawbridge
- a shallow gully or ravine, as one that water drains into or through
- ☆ Football a play in which the quarterback moves back to pass and then quickly gives the ball to a running back or quickly reverses direction and runs with the ball
beat to the draw☆
draw and quarterMedieval History
- to execute by tying each arm and leg to a different horse, and then driving the horses in four different directions
- to eviscerate and cut into pieces after hanging
draw onor draw nigh
draw oneself up
- to assume a straighter posture; stand or sit straight
- to bridle
- to extend; lengthen; prolong
- to take out; extract
- to get (a person) to answer or talk
- to arrange in order; marshal
- to compose (a document) in proper form; draft
- to bring or come to a stop
- to raise one's shoulders and pull one's limbs close to the body; huddle