Draw Definition

drô
drawing, drawn, draws, drew
verb
drawing, drawn, draws, drew
To make move toward one or along with one by or as by exerting force; pull; haul; drag.
A horse draws the cart.
Webster's New World
To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading.
The teacher drew the children into the room to see the decorations.
American Heritage
To be drawn or have a drawing effect.
Webster's New World
To draw something (in various senses of the vt.)
Webster's New World
To pull down (a window shade, etc.)
Webster's New World
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noun
draws
An act of drawing.
American Heritage
A drawing or being drawn (in various senses)
Webster's New World
The result of drawing.
Webster's New World
A thing drawn.
Webster's New World
The arrangement of competitors in a tournament in which the matchups are made at random.
American Heritage
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idiom
draw a blank
  • To fail to find or remember something.
American Heritage
draw and quarter
  • To execute (a prisoner) by tying each limb to a horse and driving the horses in different directions.
  • To disembowel and dismember after hanging.
American Heritage
draw straws
  • To decide by a lottery with straws of unequal lengths.
American Heritage
draw the line
  • To decide firmly an arbitrary boundary between two things:
  • To decide firmly the limit of what one will tolerate or participate in:

    The officer committed fraud but drew the line at blackmail.

American Heritage
beat to the draw
  • to be quicker than (another) in doing something, as in drawing one's weapon
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Draw

Noun

Singular:
draw
Plural:
draws

Origin of Draw

  • From Middle English drawen, dragen, from Old English draġan, from Proto-Germanic *draganą (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’, Danish drage), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreǵ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ (daṙnam, “to turn”), Sanskrit [script?] (dhrajas) ‘load’). See also drag.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English drauen from Old English dragan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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