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Definitions of drawing

  1. the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
  2. the creation of artistic drawings; " he learned drawing from his father"
  3. an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine; " it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
  4. act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source; " the drawing of water from the well"
  5. players buy chances and prizes are distributed according to the drawing of lots
  6. picture produced by representing forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; " he did complicated pen- and- ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
  7. players buy ( or are given) chances and prizes are distributed according to the drawing of lots
  8. a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; " drawings of abstract forms"; " he did complicated pen- and- ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
  9. The act of pulling, or attracting.
  10. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of natural objects, but for effect only, and produced with hard material such as pencil, chalk, etc.; delineation; also, the figure or representation drawn.
  11. The process of stretching or spreading metals as by hammering, or, as in forming wire from rods or tubes and cups from sheet metal, by pulling them through dies.
  12. The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
  13. The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
  14. of Draw.
  15. A representation or picture on a plane surface of the appearance of objects; a sketch.
  16. The art of representing objects by lines drawn, shading, etc.: the distribution of prizes, as at a lottery: a picture or representation made with a pencil, pen, crayon, etc. Drawings are classifiable under the names of pencil, pen, chalk, sepia, or water- color drawings from the materials used for their execution, and also into geometrical or linear and mechanical drawings, in which instruments, such as compasses, rulers, scales, are used, and free- hand drawings, in which no instrument is used to guide the hand.
  17. A delineation; art of delineating.
  18. The act of one who draws.
  19. A picture, sketch, or design; also, the art of representing objects by lines; delineation.
  20. Money drawn for sales in a warehouse.
  21. The act of pulling, hanling, or attracting; a representation of objects on a plain surface by means of lines and shades, as with a pencil, crayon, & c.; a picture drawn; the distribution of prizes in a lottery.
  22. The representation of a thing on a flat surface.
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Usage examples for drawing

  1. At the door of the drawing room she paused and then entered with the first guilty feeling of shame she had known that evening. – On the Frontier by Bret Harte
  2. Nevertheless evil was drawing near to us while we slept. – In the Days of Drake by J. S. Fletcher
  3. " It is very fine weather, very warm," said Grandet, drawing a long breath. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  4. But there must be no drawing back. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  5. I knew I was at home, as my feet pressed the stairs going up to the little drawing room. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. Julia has got her drawing book, I see. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  7. It means just what the drawing room is now. – That Little Girl of Miss Eliza’s by Jean K. Baird
  8. Is there any one in the drawing room? – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  9. She slipped quickly from the stool, drawing in her breath with a sort of gasp. – The Pygmy Planet by John Stewart Williamson
  10. The drawing room is in darkness. – Hedda Gabler Play In Four Acts by Henrik Ibsen
  11. " I tell you nobody's been talking," he said, drawing his arm away. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  12. You're only drawing the fire toward Hope. – Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  13. You'll find her in the drawing room." – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  14. So, drawing her to a sofa, we sat down and talked the matter over more quietly. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  15. In five minutes he was waiting alone in the great drawing room. – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  16. And go on with the drawing – Missing by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  17. " At this moment," said Frederick, drawing his watch from his pocket, " it is quarter of six in Europe, and still dark." – Atlantis by Gerhart Hauptmann
  18. It was as easy as drawing your breath; it was indeed the breath you drew. – The Flaw in the Crystal by May Sinclair
  19. The boat seemed to be drawing away from him! – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Mississippi-or-Afloat-with-the-Big-Show-on-the-Big-River by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  20. She led the way into the drawing room to the left. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
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