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Definitions of draw

  1.   pull back the sling of ( a bow); " The archers were drawing their bows"
  2.   a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; " he got a pair of kings in the draw"
  3.   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.
  4.   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.
  5.   a golf shot that curves to the left for a right- handed golfer; " he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
  6.   To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
  7.   To pull: to practice drawing: to move: to approach:- pa. t drew; pa. p. drawn.
  8.   The result of drawing, or state of being drawn;
  9.   To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
  10.   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.
  11.   To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
  12.   anything ( straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; " the luck of the draw"; " they drew lots for it"
  13.   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"
  14.   get or derive; " He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
  15.   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.
  16.   the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
  17.   To leave ( a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn.
  18.   contract; " The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
  19.   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.
  20.   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"
  21.   To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
  22.   To move as if drawn; as, to draw away.
  23.   take liquid out of a container or well; " She drew water from the barrel"
  24.   To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
  25.   cause to move along the ground by pulling; " draw a wagon"; " pull a sled"
  26.   To delineate, as with a pencil; practise drawing.
  27.   To require the depth of ( so much water), as a vessel.
  28.   To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures.
  29.   To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.
  30.   suck in or take ( air); " draw a deep breath"; " draw on a cigarette"
  31.   finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; " The teams drew a tie"
  32.   To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; - usually with on or upon.
  33.   in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; " He drew a base on balls"
  34.   move or go steadily or gradually; " The ship drew near the shore"
  35.   cause to localize at one point; " Draw blood and pus"
  36.   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.
  37.   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.
  38.   allow a draft; " This chimney draws very well"
  39.   Drew.
  40.   To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
  41.   write a legal document or paper; " The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
  42.   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.
  43.   The movable section of a drawbridge.
  44.   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"
  45.   To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; - said of a blister, poultice, etc.
  46.   To withdraw.
  47.   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.
  48.   The spin or twist imparted to a ball, or the like, by a drawing stroke.
  49.   represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; " She drew an elephant"; " Draw me a horse"
  50.   select or take in from a given group or region; " The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
  51.   To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
  52.   The act of drawing; a game left undecided.
  53.   To obtain money, etc., on application.
  54.   To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
  55.   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.
  56.   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"
  57.   choose at random; " draw a card"; " cast lots"
  58.   An act of drawing.
  59.   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.
  60.   To pull; entice; inhale; deduce; delineate; write, as an order for money; require a depth of water for floating.
  61.   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.
  62.   A tie, as in a game.
  63.   To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
  64.   To move or approach; write an order for money; practice drawing.
  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 throw up ( the stone) gently.
  67.   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.
  68.   To have attractive influence; be attractive.
  69.   To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
  70.   flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; " draw steel"
  71.   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.
  72.   To select by the drawing of lots.
  73.   A drawn game or battle, etc.
  74.   The act of drawing; draught.
  75.   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.
  76.   To draft; commonly with up.
  77.   To hit ( the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
  78.   To sketch; portray.
  79.   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.
  80.   engage in drawing; " He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  81.   reduce the diameter of ( a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; " draw wire"
  82.   To unsheathe a sword.
  83.   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.
  84.   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.
  85.   steep; pass through a strainer; " draw pulp from the fruit"
  86.   To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
  87.   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"
  88.   remove the entrails of; " draw a chicken"
  89.   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.
  90.   To have a free draft, as a stove or chimney.
  91.   To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
  92.   DRAWABLE.
  93.   a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  94.   movable part of a bridge.
  95.   To remove the contents of
  96.   poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; " he played only draw and stud"
  97.   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".
  98.   To pull; haul; lead; attract.
  99.   That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.
  100.   A drawn battle, game, or the like.
  101.   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.
  102.   move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; " draw the shades"; " draw the curtains"
  103.   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"
  104.   Drawing.
  105.   To become contracted; to shrink.
  106.   an entertainer who attracts large audiences; " he was the biggest drawing card they had"
  107.   A lot or chance to be drawn.
  108.   take in, also metaphorically; " The sponge absorbs water well"; " She drew strength from the minister's words"
  109.   the act of drawing or hauling something; " the haul up the hill went very slowly"
  110.   require a specified depth for floating; " This boat draws 70 inches"
  111.   give a description of; " He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
  112.   To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
  113.   cause to flow; " The nurse drew blood"
  114.   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"
  115.   To pull out; extract; call forth; obtain.
  116.   ( 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
  117.   To trace by scent; to track; - a hunting term.
  118.   Drawn.
  119.   make a mark or lines on a surface; " draw a line"; " trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  120.   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?"

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. All right, then, draw up a chair and let's have it over. ” – Left Guard Gilbert by Ralph Henry Barbour
  2. Don't draw in study hour any more, will you? ” – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  3. “ I will try to draw her out, if you like. ” – In Luck at Last by Walter Besant
  4. 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
  5. Somehow it made me draw back. ” – A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green
  6. 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
  7. “ I have to draw the line somewhere. ” – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  8. “ " That's where I draw the line," she said. ” – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  9. Her companions had endeavoured to draw her into the conversation. ” – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  10. “ Dr. Napier will draw for him." ” – Let'em Breathe Space by Lester del Rey
  11. Will you come and draw it now? ” – White Fire by John Oxenham
  12. “ I imagine him dead, and that nothing can draw him nearer to me. ” – Marie Bashkirtseff (From Childhood to Girlhood) by Marie Bashkirtseff
  13. They draw you after them, back and back. ” – The Romantic by May Sinclair
  14. She did not draw back. ” – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  15. 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
  16. “ A good woman has to draw the line somewhere. ” – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  17. “ " Draw your knife," said Hoddan. ” – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  18. It would be a pity to draw you back. ” – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  19. The Princess means to ask you, tomorrow, to draw for her what you can remember. ” – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  20. 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

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