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Definitions of draw

  1.   take in also metaphorically The sponge absorbs water well She drew strength from the minister's words
  2.   an entertainer who attracts large audiences he was the biggest drawing card they had
  3.   choose at random draw a card cast lots
  4.   make a mark or lines on a surface draw a line trace the outline of a figure in the sand
  5.   give a description of He drew an elaborate plan of attack
  6.   remove the entrails of draw a chicken
  7.   allow a draft This chimney draws very well
  8.   the act of drawing or hauling something the haul up the hill went very slowly
  9.   poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer he played only draw and stud
  10.   the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
  11.   a golf shot that curves to the left for a right handed golfer he tooks lessons to cure his hooking
  12.   a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack he got a pair of kings in the draw
  13.   anything straws or pebbles etc taken or chosen at random the luck of the draw they drew lots for it
  14.   the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided the game ended in a draw their record was 3 wins 6 losses and a tie
  15.   a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  16.   cause to localize at one point Draw blood and pus
  17.   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
  18.   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
  19.   cause to move along the ground by pulling draw a wagon pull a sled
  20.   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
  21.   guide or pass over something He ran his eyes over her body She ran her fingers along the carved figurine He drew her hair through his fingers
  22.   pull back the sling of a bow The archers were drawing their bows
  23.   get or derive He drew great benefits from his membership in the association
  24.   take liquid out of a container or well She drew water from the barrel
  25.   American football the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
  26.   flatten stretch or mold metal or glass by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching draw steel
  27.   steep pass through a strainer draw pulp from the fruit
  28.   reduce the diameter of a wire or metal rod by pulling it through a die draw wire
  29.   contract The material drew after it was washed in hot water
  30.   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
  31.   select or take in from a given group or region The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population
  32.   make formulate or derive in the mind I draw a line here draw a conclusion draw parallels make an estimate What do you make of his remarks
  33.   finish a game with an equal number of points goals etc The teams drew a tie
  34.   suck in or take air draw a deep breath draw on a cigarette
  35.   move or pull so as to cover or uncover something draw the shades draw the curtains
  36.   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
  37.   in baseball earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher He drew a base on balls
  38.   engage in drawing He spent the day drawing in the garden
  39.   represent by making a drawing of as with a pencil chalk etc on a surface She drew an elephant Draw me a horse
  40.   write a legal document or paper The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office
  41.   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
  42.   move or go steadily or gradually The ship drew near the shore
  43.   cause to flow The nurse drew blood
  44.   require a specified depth for floating This boat draws 70 inches
  45.   To withdraw
  46.   To perform the act or practice the art of delineation to sketch to form figures or pictures
  47.   To become contracted to shrink
  48.   To move to come or go literally to draw one's self with prepositions and adverbs as to draw away to move off esp in racing to get in front to obtain the lead or increase it to draw back to retreat to draw level to move up even with another to come up to or overtake another to draw off to retire or retreat to draw on to advance to draw up to form in array to draw near nigh or towards to approach to draw together to come together to collect
  49.   To admit the action of pulling or dragging to undergo draught as a carriage draws easily
  50.   To sink in water to require a depth for floating
  51.   The act of drawing draught
  52.   A lot or chance to be drawn
  53.   A drawn game or battle etc
  54.   That part of a bridge which may be raised swung round or drawn aside the movable part of a drawbridge See the Note under Drawbridge
  55.   To play a short length ball directed at the leg stump with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket
  56.   To hit the ball with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left
  57.   To strike the cue ball below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball
  58.   To throw up the stone gently
  59.   To leave a contest undecided as the battle or game was drawn
  60.   The result of drawing or state of being drawn
  61.   A drawn battle game or the like
  62.   The spin or twist imparted to a ball or the like by a drawing stroke
  63.   That which is drawn or is subject to drawing
  64.   To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance of the thing moved to pull along to haul to drag to cause to follow
  65.   To influence to move or tend toward one's self to exercise an attracting force upon to call towards itself to attract hence to entice to allure to induce
  66.   To cause to come out for one's use or benefit to extract to educe to bring forth as a To bring or take out or to let out from some receptacle as a stick or post from a hole water from a cask or well etc
  67.   To pull from a sheath as a sword
  68.   To extract to force out to elicit to derive
  69.   To obtain from some cause or origin to infer from evidence or reasons to deduce from premises to derive
  70.   To take or procure from a place of deposit to call for and receive from a fund or the like as to draw money from a bank
  71.   To take from a box or wheel as a lottery ticket to receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the numbers for prizes or blanks hence to obtain by good fortune to win to gain as he drew a prize
  72.   To select by the drawing of lots
  73.   To remove the contents of
  74.   To drain by emptying to suck dry
  75.   To extract the bowels of to eviscerate as to draw a fowl to hang draw and quarter a criminal
  76.   To take into the lungs to inhale to inspire hence also to utter or produce by an inhalation to heave
  77.   To extend in length to lengthen to protract to stretch to extend as a mass of metal into wire
  78.   To run extend or produce as a line on any surface hence also to form by marking to make by an instrument of delineation to produce as a sketch figure or picture
  79.   To represent by lines drawn to form a sketch or a picture of to represent by a picture to delineate hence to represent by words to depict to describe
  80.   To write in due form to prepare a draught of as to draw a memorial a deed or bill of exchange
  81.   To pull to exert strength in drawing anything to have force to move anything by pulling as a horse draws well the sails of a ship draw well
  82.   To draw a liquid from some receptacle as water from a well
  83.   To exert an attractive force to act as an inducement or enticement
  84.   To have draught as a chimney flue or the like to furnish transmission to smoke gases etc
  85.   To unsheathe a weapon especially a sword
  86.   Drawn
  87.   To require so great a depth as of water for floating said of a vessel to sink so deep in water as a ship draws ten feet of water
  88.   To trace by scent to track a hunting term
  89.   To have efficiency as an epispastic to act as a sinapism said of a blister poultice etc
  90.   To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due usually with on or upon
  91.   To pull along or haul suck in pull out force our to extend in length stretch disembowel as to draw a fowl take or bring or bring out as water a number in a lottery etc to represent on paper with a pen or pencil to write in legal form require to float in as the vessel draws twenty feet of water inhale as to draw a sigh attract or allure receive leave undecided as to draw a game
  92.   Act as an inducement shrink take pull or force something out move as to draw near to be pulled to practice the art of making pictures with a pen or pencil to write a formal demand for money supplies etc as you may draw on the bank for the amount to allow a current of air to pass as the chimney draws well
  93.   The act of drawing a game left undecided
  94.   Drew
  95.   Drawing
  96.   To pull along to bring forcibly towards one to entice to inhale to take out to deduce to lengthen to make a picture of by lines drawn to describe to require a depth of water for floating
  97.   To pull to practice drawing to move to approach pa t drew pa p drawn
  98.   The act of drawing anything drawn among sportsmen the act of forcing a fox from his cover a badger from his hole etc the place where a fox is drawn Also something designed to draw a person out to make him reveal his intentions or what he desires to conceal or keep back or the like a feeler Slang This was what in modern days is called a draw It was a guess put boldly forth as fact to elict by the young man's answer whether he had been there lately or not C Reade
  99.   DRAWABLE
  100.   To sketch portray
  101.   movable part of a bridge
  102.   To move or approach write an order for money practice drawing
  103.   To pull entice inhale deduce delineate write as an order for money require a depth of water for floating
  104.   To pull haul lead attract
  105.   To pull out extract call forth obtain
  106.   To draft commonly with up
  107.   To require the depth of so much water as a vessel
  108.   To have attractive influence be attractive
  109.   To have a free draft as a stove or chimney
  110.   To move as if drawn as to draw away
  111.   To obtain money etc on application
  112.   To delineate as with a pencil practise drawing
  113.   To unsheathe a sword
  114.   An act of drawing
  115.   A tie as in a game
  116.   The movable section of a drawbridge
  117.   The act of drawing the lot or chance drawn that part of a bridge which is either raised or drawn aside the end of a game when both sides are equal or neither wins
  118.   To pull along after one to pull out to drag to pull up from to suck to attract to inhale to take from to let run out to extract to bring on to move gradually or slowly to lengthen to utter drawlingly as a sigh to extend by marking or forming to represent by lines to represent by words to represent in fancy to derive to have to deduce to lead by persuasion or moral influence to induce to persuade to attract toward to win to receive or take as from a fund to produce as interest to extort to wrest to write in due form to receive or gain by drawing to stretch to require a certain depth of water for floating to bend to eviscerate To draw back to receive back as duties on goods for exportation To draw in to collect to contract to pull back to entice or inveigle To draw off to draw from or away to withdraw to abstract to draw or cause to flow from to extract by distillation To draw on to allure to persuade or cause to follow to occasion to invite to bring on To draw over to raise or cause to come over as in a still to persuade or induce to revolt from an opposing party and join one's own To draw out to lengthen to beat or hammer out to lengthen in time to draw off as liquor from a cask to extract as the spirit of a substance to bring forth to pump out by questioning or address to induce by motive to detach to arrange in battle To draw together to collect or be collected To draw up to raise to lift to form in order of battle to compose in due form as a writing
  119.   To pull to act as a weight to shrink to move or advance to be filled or inflated with wind to unsheathe as a sword to use or practise the art of delineating figures to cause to suppurate to excite to inflammation maturation and discharge as a blister draws well To draw back to retire to withdraw to apostatize To draw near or nigh to approach To draw off to retire to retreat To draw on to advance to approach to gain on in pursuit to demand payment by an order or bill called a draft To draw up to form in regular order
  120.   To haul to raise as water from a well to pull along to pull out or unsheath to attract to suck or inhale to take or let out a liquid to sketch or delineate to have receive or take as money to pull or exert strength in drawing to move advance or approach

Quotes of draw

  1. Except for me no one in my family could draw – Joseph Barbera
  2. Anybody who has stood on the prairie in North Dakota has felt the force of the wind and knows that our state has an inexhaustible supply of wind power The potential here to create jobs and draw millions of dollars in new investment to North Dakota is enormous – Kent Conrad
  3. Even if you can't draw do a little doodle or rip an illustration from a magazine these visuals will help bring your idea to life – John Emmerling
  4. Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency – Franz Kafka
  5. I've created a vocabulary of different styles I draw from many different ways to take a picture Sometimes I go back to reportage to journalism – Annie Leibovitz
  6. I used to want to be a children's writer because I would have all these great ideas when I was little and I'd write them and draw them and turn them into class – Jena Malone
  7. Being in a different band always brings great musical experiences to be able to draw on – Graham Nash
  8. I learned to draw everything except glamorous women No matter how much I tried to make them look sexy they always ended up looking silly or like somebody's mother – Norman Rockwell
  9. I have been to several wars to draw I went to Vietnam And made drawings in Vietnam during that period of the war there and found that to be a very very sad situation – Gerald Scarfe
  10. I did take my camera along as I felt there wouldn't be enough time to draw the things I wanted to do I did some drawing and did a lot of photography but I was not part of Stryker's outfit at all – Ben Shahn
  11. The gays like 'Project Runway' because it's a fashion and the gays are into fashion and into design It's a creative industry and most of the gays are pretty creative in general That's just like the culture We're not all into politics necessarily We're more into the creative environment I also think Heidi is a big draw The boys love Heidi and think she's so fabulous I just think it's a glitzy fun show and there are also always lots of gay boys on it and you know that's fun – Christian Siriano
  12. By means of tracing -paper I transfer my design to the wood and draw on that – John Tenniel
  13. Time is the most precious element of human existence The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time – Denis Waitley
  14. If there is a good musical reason I think it might draw more attention and sell though it is not guaranteed To make a record without a musical reason you have to either be a pop star who sells automatically or just be lucky – Eberhard Weber
  15. It's a cruel heartless world out there in commercial rock 'n' roll and when you take as much time off as we did eight years booking agents don't know if you'll draw – Tina Weymouth

Usage examples for draw

  1. “ A good woman has to draw the line somewhere – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. “ I will try to draw her out if you like – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  3. In fact the more noise we who followed made the better since that would draw attention from the Sikhs in front – Jimgrim and Allah's Peace by Talbot Mundy
  4. Her companions had endeavoured to draw her into the conversation – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  5. She did not draw back – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  6. They draw you after them back and back – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  7. She did not draw it away she did not know I was there – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child
  8. This was to show that she wished to draw no attention from anyone outside her own home – Peeps at Many Lands: Japan by John Finnemore
  9. “ That's where I draw the line she said – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  10. Don't draw in study hour any more will you – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  11. “ Dr Napier will draw for him – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
  12. Somehow it made me draw back – A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green
  13. All right then draw up a chair and let's have it over – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  14. “ I imagine him dead and that nothing can draw him nearer to me – Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood) by Marie Bashkirtseff
  15. Will you come and draw it now – White Fire by John Oxenham
  16. The Princess means to ask you tomorrow to draw for her what you can remember – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  17. “ I have to draw the line somewhere – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  18. It would be a pity to draw you back – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  19. It will soon be getting so they won't wait for the railroad men to draw their pay – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  20. Draw your knife said Hoddan ” – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster

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