draws, 3rd person singular present; drew, past tense; drawing, present participle; drawn, past participle;
Produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks, esp. with a pen or pencil, on paper
he drew a map
Produce an image of (someone or something) in such a way
I asked her to draw me
she draws really well
Trace or produce (a line or mark) on a surface
she drew a wavering line down the board
where will we draw the outer boundaries of this Europe?
Pull or drag (something such as a vehicle) so as to make it follow behind
a cart drawn by two horses
Pull or move (something) in a specified direction
I drew back the blanket and uncovered the body
Gently pull or guide (someone) in a specified direction
“David,” she whispered, drawing him aside
Move in a slow steady way
the driver slowed as he drew even with me
the train drew into the station
Come to or arrive at a point in time or a specified point in a process
the campaign drew to a close
the time for the parade itself is drawing near
Pull (curtains, blinds, or other such coverings) shut or open
do you want me to draw the drapes?
she drew back the curtains and looked out
Make (wire) by pulling a piece of metal through successively smaller holes
Extract (an object or liquid) from a container or receptacle
he drew his gun and peered into the gloomy apartment
the children went down to the pond to draw water
the syringe drew off most of the fluid
he met them with a drawn sword
Run (a bath)
she drew him a hot bath
Obtain something from (a particular source)
an independent panel of judges drawn from members of the public
he draws inspiration from ordinary scenes and simple places
Use (one's experience, talents, or skills) as a resource
Sue has a lot of past experience to draw on
Obtain or withdraw (money) from a bank or other source
this check draws against my personal account
Search (cover) for game
(of player) Force the opponents to play (cards in a particular suit) by leading cards in that suit
before establishing his diamonds, declarer must draw trumps
Suck smoke from (a cigarette or pipe)
(of a chimney, flue, or fire) Allow air to flow in and upward freely, so that a fire can burn
failure of a fire to draw properly can have a number of causes
Take in (a breath)
Mrs. Feather drew a long breath and let it out
(of tea) Be left standing so that the flavor is extracted from the leaves
a pot of tea is allowed to draw
after a mockery of a trial he was hanged, drawn, and quartered
Be the cause of (a specified response)
he drew criticism for his lavish spending
Attract (someone) to come to a place or an event
you really drew the crowds with your playing
customers drawn in by the reductions
Induce (someone) to reveal or do something
I would rather not be drawn into your argument
Direct or attract (someone's attention) to something
it was an outrage and we had to draw people's attention to it
Reach (a conclusion) by deduction or inference from a set of circumstances
the moral to be drawn is that spending wins votes
Formulate or perceive (a comparison or distinction)
the law drew a clear distinction between innocent and fraudulent misrepresentation
Hit (the ball) so that it travels slightly to the left (for a left-handed player, the right), usually as a result of spin given to the ball
he had to learn to draw the ball—not least for the tee shots at Augusta
Impart backspin to (the cue ball), making it move backwards after hitting an object ball
(of a ship) Require (a specified depth of water) to float in; have (a certain draft)
boats that draw only a few inches of water
(of a sail) Be filled with wind
Finish (a contest or game) with an even score; tie
Brazil had drawn a stormy match 1–1
An act of selecting names randomly, typically by extracting them from a bag or other container, to match competitors in a game or tournament
the draw has been made for this year's tournament
A game that ends with the score even; a tie
A person or thing that is very attractive or interesting
the big city was a powerful draw to youngsters
An act of inhaling smoke from a cigar
superb cigars offering tons of peppery smoke on each draw
An act of removing a gun from its holster in order to shoot
A shot causing the ball to deviate to the left (or, for a left-handed golfer, the right)
Backspin imparted to a cue ball, causing it to move backwards after hitting an object ball
a gully that is shallower than a ravine
pull: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
drawing card: an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
reap: get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
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"
trace: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
Draw! is a 1984 American/Canadian comedy-western film by Steven Hilliard Stern
In chess, a draw is one of the possible outcomes of a game, the others being a win for White (loss for Black) and a win for Black (loss for White). Traditionally, in tournaments a draw is worth a half point to each player, while a win is worth one point to the victor and none to the loser. ...
An arroyo, a Spanish word translated as brook, and also called a wash is usually a dry river, creek or [[stream bed]—gulch that temporarily or seasonally fills and flows after sufficient rain. Wadi is a similar term in Africa. In Spain, a rambla has a similar meaning to arroyo.
A face-off is the method used to begin play in ice hockey and some other sports. The two teams line up in opposition to each other, and the opposing centres attempt to gain control of the puck after it is dropped between their sticks by an official. ...
A poker player is drawing if he has a hand that is incomplete and needs further cards to become valuable. The hand itself is called a draw or drawing hand. ...
A draw a terrain feature formed by two parallel ridges or spurs with low ground in between them. The area of low ground itself is the draw, and it is defined by the spurs surrounding it. ...
The result of a game in which neither side has won; a tie; The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined; The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out. ...
(drawing) A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper; The act of producing such a picture; Such acts practiced as a graphic art form; An act or event in which the outcome (e.g. ...
(Drawing) (1) A forging operation in which the cross section of forging stock is reduced and the stock lengthened between flat or simple contour dies. See also Fullering. (2) in heat treating‚ the same as tempering.
(drawing) the act of representing an image on a surface by means of adding lines and shades, as with a pencil, crayon, pen, chalk, pastels, etc. Also refers to an illustration that has been drawn by hand.
(Drawing) pencil, pen, ink, charcoal or other similar mediums on paper or other support, tending toward a linear quality rather than mass, and also with a tendency toward black-and-white, rather than color (one exception being pastel)
(drawing) (1) Forming recessed parts by forcing the plastic flow of metal in dies. (2) Reducing the cross section of wire or tubing by pulling it through a die. (3) A misnomer for tempering.
(Drawing) Remaining in the round and accepting more cards.
(Drawing) Winners will be selected by random drawing on July 18, 2011, and Winners will be notified by e-mail. Odds of winning depend on the total number of eligible entries received. All decisions of Kimpton are final and binding on all entrants.
(3. Drawing) For visual students, drawing can be a fun medium to explain vocabulary. You do not have to be a perfect artist - stick figures and basic sketches will often work well. You can even have students do their own drawings, which further reinforces their understanding of the vocabulary.
(7. drawing) a drawing, especially one made using tracing paper
(DRAWING) A representation on paper, card, or other substance.
(DRAWING) The removing of wares from a kiln.
(DRAWING) Where raw material shaped like wire is pulled through a die to reduce its diameter to that needed for the particular fastener being manufactured.