Pronunciation: drạ
v. t.1.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.
[imp. Drew (drų); p. p. Drawn (drạn); p. pr. & vb. n. Drawing.]
He hastened to draw the stranger into a private room.
- Sir W. Scott.
The arrow is now drawn to the head.
- Atterbury.
2.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.
All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart.
- Dryden.
3.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.
The drew out the staves of the ark.
- 2 Chron. v. 9.
Draw thee waters for the siege.
- Nahum iii. 14.
4.To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.
- Ex. xv. 9.
4.To remove the contents of
5.To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
5.To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
5.To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
Drew, or seemed to draw, a dying groan.
- Dryden.
6.To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
6.To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
How long her face is drawn!
- Shak.
7.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.
7.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.
8.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.
9.To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
Clerk, draw a deed of gift.
- Shak.
10.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.
11.To withdraw.
Go wash thy face, and draw the action.
- Shak.
12.To trace by scent; to track; - a hunting term.
13.(Games) 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.
14.To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn.
To draw a bow
to bend the bow by drawing the string for discharging the arrow.
To draw a cover
to clear a cover of the game it contains.
To draw a curtain
to cause a curtain to slide or move, either closing or unclosing.
To draw a line
to fix a limit or boundary.
- Herbert.
To draw back
to receive back, as duties on goods for exportation.
To draw breath
to breathe.
To draw cuts
See under Cut, n.
- Shak.
To draw in
a - To bring or pull in; to collect.
b - To entice; to inveigle.
To draw interest
to produce or gain interest.
To draw off
to withdraw; to abstract.
To draw on
to bring on; to occasion; to cause.
- Addison.
To draw (one) out
to elicit cunningly the thoughts and feelings of another.
- Hayward.
To draw out
to stretch or extend; to protract; to spread out.
To draw over
to cause to come over, to induce to leave one part or side for the opposite one.
- Ps. lxxxv. 5.
To draw the longbow
to exaggerate; to tell preposterous tales.
To draw (one) to
to move, to incite, to induce.
To draw up
a - To compose in due form; to draught; to form in writing.
- Shak.
b - To arrange in order, as a body of troops; to array.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.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.
2.To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.
3.To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
4.(Med.) To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; - said of a blister, poultice, etc.
5.To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
6.To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
7.To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures.
8.To become contracted; to shrink.
9.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, draw nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect.
10.To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; - usually with on or upon.
11.To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
12.To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
To draw to a head
a - (Med.) To begin to suppurate; to ripen, as a boil.
b - To ripen, to approach the time for action; as, the plot draws to a head.
n.1.The act of drawing; draught.
2.A lot or chance to be drawn.
3.the act of drawing a lot or chance.
3.A drawn game or battle, etc; a tied game; a tie.
4.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.
5.The result of drawing, or state of being drawn;
6.That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.
Noun1.draw - a gully that is shallower than a ravine
2.draw - an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
3.draw - 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"
Synonyms: standoff, tie
4.draw - anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"
Synonyms: lot
5.draw - a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
6.draw - a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
Synonyms: hooking, hook
7.draw - (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
Synonyms: draw play
8.draw - poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud"
Synonyms: draw poker
9.draw - the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
Synonyms: haul, haulage
Verb1.draw - cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
Synonyms: pull, force
2.draw - get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
Synonyms: reap
3.draw - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
4.draw - 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?"
Synonyms: make
5.draw - 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"
6.draw - represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
7.draw - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
Synonyms: take out
8.draw - give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
Synonyms: describe, depict
9.draw - select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
10.draw - 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"
11.draw - suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
Synonyms: puff, drag
12.draw - move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"
13.draw - 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"
14.draw - choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"
Synonyms: cast
15.draw - in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls"
Synonyms: get
16.draw - 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.draw - cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
18.draw - write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
19.draw - engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
20.draw - move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
21.draw - allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
22.draw - require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
23.draw - 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"
24.draw - take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
25.draw - 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"
26.draw - thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
Synonyms: string, thread
27.draw - pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"
Synonyms: pull back
28.draw - 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"
Synonyms: guide, pass, run
29.draw - finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
Synonyms: tie
30.draw - contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
31.draw - reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"
32.draw - steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
33.draw - remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken"
34.draw - flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
35.draw - cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"
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Translate draw to Spanish, Translate draw to German, Translate draw to French
Draught net
Draught ox
Draught tube
Draughting room
Dravidian language
Dravidian languages
-- draw --
draw a bead on
draw a blank
draw a line
draw and quarter
draw away
draw back
Draw bridge
draw close
draw in
draw near
draw off
draw out
draw play
draw poker
draw rein
draw the line
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