1 a gully that is shallower than a ravine
2 an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had" [syn: drawing card, attraction, attractor, attracter]
3 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" [syn: standoff, tie]
4 anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" [syn: lot]
5 a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
6 a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking" [syn: hook, hooking]
7 (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 [syn: draw play]
8 poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud" [syn: draw poker]
9 the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly" [syn: haul, haulage]
1 cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" [syn: pull, force] [ant: push]
2 get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association" [syn: reap]
3 make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: trace, line, describe, delineate]
4 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?" [syn: make]
5 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" [syn: pull, pull out, get out, take out]
6 represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
7 take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel" [syn: take out]
9 select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
10 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"
12 move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"
13 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" [syn: withdraw, take out, draw off] [ant: deposit]
14 choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" [syn: cast]
15 in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" [syn: get]
16 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"
17 cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
18 write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
19 engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
20 move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
21 allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
22 require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
23 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" [syn: quarter, draw and quarter]
24 take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words" [syn: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, take in, take up]
25 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"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers" [syn: attract, pull, pull in, draw in] [ant: repel]
26 thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries" [syn: string, thread]
27 pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows" [syn: pull back]
28 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" [syn: guide, run, pass]
29 finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" [syn: tie]
30 contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
31 reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"
32 steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
34 flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
- /'dɻɑʊ/, /dɹɔə/
- Rhymes: -ɔː
EtymologyOld English draġan
- To sketch; depict with lines; to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
- To drag, pull.
- To pull out (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).
- To attract.
- The citizens were afraid the casino would draw an undesirable
element to their town.
- I was drawn to her.
- The citizens were afraid the casino would draw an undesirable element to their town.
- To deduce or infer.
- He tried to draw a conclusion from the facts.
- (usually as draw on or draw
upon): to rely on; utilize as a source.
- She had to draw upon her experience to solve the problem
- To disembowel.
- He will be hanged, drawn and quartered.
- In the context of "archery": To pull back the arrow in preparation for shooting.
- (of curtains, etc.) To close.
- You should draw the curtains at night.
- (of drinks, especially tea) To leave temporarily so as to
allow the flavour to
- Tea is much nicer if you let it draw for three minutes before pouring.
- To end a game in a draw (with neither
- Both these teams will draw if nobody scores soon.
- To consume, as energy.
- The circuit draws three hundred watts.
- To determine the result of a lottery.
- To trade in cards for replacements in draw poker
games; to attempt to improve one's hand with future cards. See also
- Jill only has four cards of the same suit, she's drawing to the flush.
- draw a bath
- draw the line at
- draw out
- draw raise
- draw weight
- luck of the draw
- quick on the draw
to produce a picture
- Arabic: (rásama)
- Czech: kreslit
- Dutch: tekenen
- Esperanto: desegni
- Ewe: ta
- Finnish: piirtää
- French: dessiner
- German: zeichnen
- Greek: σχεδιάζω (schediázo), ζωγραφίζω (zografízo)
- Ido: desegnar
- Indonesian: lukis
- Italian: disegnare
- Japanese: 描く (かく, kaku, えがく, egaku)
- Korean: 그리다 (geurida)
- Norwegian: tegne
- Polish: rysować
- Portuguese: desenhar
- Russian: рисовать (risovát’)
- Spanish: dibujar
- Swedish: rita, teckna
to pull out
to rely on
- French: tirer
- German: ziehen
- Indonesian: tarik, undi
- Italian: affidarsi
- Korean: 따르다 (ttareuda)
- Polish: polegać
- Spanish: confiar
- Swedish: lita på
to determine the result of a lottery
to end a game with neither side winning
to deduce or infer
- The result of a
game in which neither side
has won; a tie.
- The game ended a draw.
- The procedure by
which the result of a
lottery is determined.
- The draw is on Saturday.
- The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out. Different from a tie.
- A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook,slice,fade
- A shot that lands in play without hitting another stone out, as opposed to a takeout shot.
- A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
- In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
- A hand which is unlikely the best hand, but which has a chance
to become one with future card
- Jill has four cards of the same suit, she has a draw to the flush.
Quotations* 1918, Willa Cather, My Antonia, Mirado Modern Classics, paperback edition, page 15
- The garden, curiously enough, was a quarter of a mile from the house, and the way to it led up a shadow draw past the cattle corral.
The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined
To draw, as in the act of drawing, is one way of making an image by making marks on a specific place with a writing utensil.
Draw may also refer to:
- Draw (creek)
- Draw (tie), a result in competitions where there is either no winner or multiple winners
- Slang term for cannabis (drug)
- Draw (chess), one of the possible outcomes of a chess game (a tie)
- Draw poker, the general name for any poker variant in which each player is dealt a complete hand before the first betting round, and then develops the hand for later rounds by replacing cards.
- ''See also Draw (poker)
- Draw play, a type of American football play that "tricks" the defense into thinking a pass is being thrown, when in fact a running play has been called
- Draw, a type of golf shot where the ball curves slightly from right to left for right handers, and vice versa for left handers
- Draw (album), by Matthew Jay
- Draw, the schedule of fixtures in a sports league
- OpenOffice.org Draw, a vector graphics editor
- lookfrom draw
draw in German: draw
draw in Japanese: ドロー
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