Definitions of draw

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To hit ( the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
  4. 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.
  5. To throw up ( the stone) gently.
  6. To leave ( a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
  11. To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
  12. To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. To select by the drawing of lots.
  16. To remove the contents of
  17. To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
  18. To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
  19. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
  20. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
  24. To trace by scent; to track; - a hunting term.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. To sketch; portray.
  28. To pull; haul; lead; attract.
  29. To pull out; extract; call forth; obtain.
  30. To draft; commonly with up.
  31. To require the depth of ( so much water), as a vessel.
  32. To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures.
  33. To become contracted; to shrink.
  34. To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
  35. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
  36. 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.
  37. To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.
  38. To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
  39. To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
  40. To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
  41. To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; - said of a blister, poultice, etc.
  42. To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; - usually with on or upon.
  43. 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.
  44. To pull: to practice drawing: to move: to approach:- pa. t drew; pa. p. drawn.
  45. To move or approach; write an order for money; practice drawing.
  46. take in, also metaphorically; " The sponge absorbs water well"; " She drew strength from the minister's words"
  47. remove the entrails of; " draw a chicken"
  48. allow a draft; " This chimney draws very well"
  49. cause to localize at one point; " Draw blood and pus"
  50. 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"
  51. cause to move along the ground by pulling; " draw a wagon"; " pull a sled"
  52. 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"
  53. pull back the sling of ( a bow); " The archers were drawing their bows"
  54. get or derive; " He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
  55. take liquid out of a container or well; " She drew water from the barrel"
  56. To have attractive influence; be attractive.
  57. To have a free draft, as a stove or chimney.
  58. To move as if drawn; as, to draw away.
  59. To obtain money, etc., on application.
  60. To delineate, as with a pencil; practise drawing.
  61. To unsheathe a sword.
  62. 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.
  63. 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.
  64. Drawing.
  65. the act of drawing or hauling something; " the haul up the hill went very slowly"
  66. poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; " he played only draw and stud"
  67. a golf shot that curves to the left for a right- handed golfer; " he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
  68. a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; " he got a pair of kings in the draw"
  69. 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"
  70. a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  71. ( 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
  72. flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; " draw steel"
  73. steep; pass through a strainer; " draw pulp from the fruit"
  74. reduce the diameter of ( a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; " draw wire"
  75. contract; " The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
  76. 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"
  77. select or take in from a given group or region; " The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
  78. 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?"
  79. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; " The teams drew a tie"
  80. suck in or take ( air); " draw a deep breath"; " draw on a cigarette"
  81. move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; " draw the shades"; " draw the curtains"
  82. 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".
  83. in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; " He drew a base on balls"
  84. engage in drawing; " He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  85. represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; " She drew an elephant"; " Draw me a horse"
  86. write a legal document or paper; " The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
  87. 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"
  88. move or go steadily or gradually; " The ship drew near the shore"
  89. cause to flow; " The nurse drew blood"
  90. require a specified depth for floating; " This boat draws 70 inches"
  91. 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.
  92. The act of drawing; draught.
  93. A lot or chance to be drawn.
  94. A drawn game or battle, etc.
  95. 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.
  96. The result of drawing, or state of being drawn;
  97. A drawn battle, game, or the like.
  98. The spin or twist imparted to a ball, or the like, by a drawing stroke.
  99. That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.
  100. The act of drawing; a game left undecided.
  101. 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.
  102. movable part of a bridge.
  103. An act of drawing.
  104. A tie, as in a game.
  105. The movable section of a drawbridge.
  106. 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.
  107. DRAWABLE.
  108. Drew.