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Draw meaning

draw - 61 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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
  2. 2. flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; " draw steel"
  3. 3. steep; pass through a strainer; " draw pulp from the fruit"
  4. 4. reduce the diameter of ( a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; " draw wire"
  5. 5. contract; " The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
  6. 6. 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"
  7. 7. select or take in from a given group or region; " The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
  8. 8. 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?"
  9. 9. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; " The teams drew a tie"
  10. 10. move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; " draw the shades"; " draw the curtains"
  11. 11. engage in drawing; " He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  12. 12. represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; " She drew an elephant"; " Draw me a horse"
  13. 13. write a legal document or paper; " The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
  14. 14. 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"
  15. 15. move or go steadily or gradually; " The ship drew near the shore"
  16. 16. cause to flow; " The nurse drew blood"
  17. 17. require a specified depth for floating; " This boat draws 70 inches"
  18. 18. To withdraw.
  19. 19. To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures.
  20. 20. To become contracted; to shrink.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
  23. 23. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
  24. 24. The act of drawing; draught.
  25. 25. A lot or chance to be drawn.
  26. 26. A drawn game or battle, etc.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. To hit ( the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. To throw up ( the stone) gently.
  32. 32. To leave ( a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn.
  33. 33. The result of drawing, or state of being drawn;
  34. 34. A drawn battle, game, or the like.
  35. 35. That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.
  36. 36. 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.
  37. 37. 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.
  38. 38. To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
  39. 39. To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
  40. 40. To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
  41. 41. 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.
  42. 42. To select by the drawing of lots.
  43. 43. To remove the contents of
  44. 44. To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
  45. 45. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
  46. 46. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
  47. 47. 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.
  48. 48. 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.
  49. 49. To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
  50. 50. 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.
  51. 51. To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.
  52. 52. To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
  53. 53. To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
  54. 54. To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
  55. 55. 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.
  56. 56. To trace by scent; to track; - a hunting term.
  57. 57. To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; - said of a blister, poultice, etc.
  58. 58. To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; - usually with on or upon.
  59. 59. movable part of a bridge.
  60. 60. To move or approach; write an order for money; practice drawing.
  61. 61. To pull; entice; inhale; deduce; delineate; write, as an order for money; require a depth of water for floating.

draw - examples of usage

  1. We must draw the line somewhere. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  2. Draw them up if you're cold. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. As soon as their six weeks are over and they come back again, they draw their money; but they did not do that before. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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