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Definition of Drawing

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sketch, picture, illustration; attraction; random selection of the winning numbers or tickets in a lottery or raffle
sketch, depict with lines; attract; cause attention to be given to person ; pull; move something by pulling (as to draw the curtains or blind); pull out; describe with words; move towards; suck in; conclude; drain; stretch out; pick or be given randomly; shrink by contraction; disembowel; form a conclusion, form an idea; take a playing card from a pack of cards; draft or make a document a legal form; withdraw, take money from the bank
Drawing Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
A Brush With Greatness Glossary
The depiction of shapes and forms on a surface by the use of lines. A major fine art technique in itself, drawing is the basis of all pictorial representation, and an early step in most art activities. Drawing is differentiated from painting by the dominance of line over mass. The artist's choices of drawing media determine whether a drawing will be more or less linear, or painterly in quality. There are many drawing techniques, varying according to the effect the artist wants, and depending on whether the drawing will be an independent work of art, or a preliminary to some other medium. Drawings can include various exercises such as contour drawing, gesture drawing, figure drawing, sketches and studies, cartoons and underdrawings.
Drawing Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Draw
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.
The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
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.
The act of pulling, or attracting.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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see also pen
\draw"ing\, n.
1. the act of pulling, or attracting.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. (textile manuf.) the process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
5. the distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
note: drawing is used adjectively or as the first part of compounds in the sense of pertaining to drawing, for drawing (in the sense of pulling, and of pictorial representation); as, drawing master or drawing-master, drawing knife or drawing-knife, drawing machine, drawing board, drawing paper, drawing pen, drawing pencil, etc.

  similar words(22) 

 a drawing of tea 
 drawing slate 
 drawing string 
 drawing or picture 
 drawing paper 
 wash drawing 
 drawing pin 
 drawing chalk 
 drawing ink 
 drawing knife 
 detail drawing 
 rough drawing 
 line drawing 
 chalk drawing 
 crayon drawing 
 drawing room 
 drawing card 
 charcoal drawing 
 drawing shave 
 working drawing 
 drawing-room car 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Batel = drawing a bow; battle; combat, a fight
Darluniodraeth = the art of drawing
Manddarlun = a miniature drawing
Nesiad = n. a drawing near
Suglian = n. drawing plaister
Tofiad = a. a drawing in a range
WordNet 2.0

1. an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine; "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
(hypernym) artwork, art, graphics, nontextual matter
(derivation) draw
2. 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"
(hypernym) representation
(hyponym) charcoal
(derivation) draw
3. the creation of artistic drawings; "he learned drawing from his father"
(synonym) draftsmanship, drafting
(hypernym) art, artistic creation, artistic production
(hyponym) pyrography
(derivation) draw
4. players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed according to the drawing of lots
(synonym) lottery
(hypernym) game of chance, gambling game
(hyponym) tombola
(derivation) draw, cast
5. act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source; "the drawing of water from the well"
(synonym) drawing off
(hypernym) drain
(hyponym) derivation
(derivation) draw, take out
6. the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
(synonym) draft, draught
(hypernym) pull, pulling
(derivation) pull, draw, force

1. a gully that is shallower than a ravine
(hypernym) gully
2. an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
(synonym) drawing card, attraction, attractor, attracter
(hypernym) entertainer
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"
(synonym) standoff, tie
(hypernym) finish
(hyponym) dead heat
(derivation) tie
4. anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"
(synonym) lot
(hypernym) object, physical object
(derivation) cast
5. a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
(hypernym) playing card
(derivation) cast
6. a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"
(synonym) hook, hooking
(hypernym) golf stroke, golf shot, swing
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
(synonym) draw play
(hypernym) run, running, running play, running game
(classification) American football, American football game
8. poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud"
(synonym) draw poker
(hypernym) poker, poker game
9. the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
(synonym) haul, haulage
(hypernym) pull, pulling
(hyponym) tow, towage
(derivation) pull, force

1. cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
(synonym) pull, force
(hypernym) move, displace
(hyponym) twitch
(verb-group) pull
(derivation) haul, haulage
2. get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
(synonym) reap
(hypernym) derive, gain
3. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
(synonym) trace, line, describe, delineate
(hypernym) mark
(hyponym) construct
(derivation) drawing
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?"
(synonym) make
(hypernym) create by mental act, create mentally
(verb-group) 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"
(synonym) pull, pull out, get out, take out
(hypernym) remove, take, take away, withdraw
(hyponym) unsheathe
(verb-group) take out
(derivation) drawer
6. represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
(hypernym) represent, interpret
(hyponym) pencil
(verb-group) trace, line, describe, delineate
(derivation) draftsman, drawer
(classification) art, artistic creation, artistic production
7. take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
(synonym) take out
(hypernym) remove, take, take away, withdraw
(hyponym) milk
(see-also) educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out
(verb-group) pull, pull out, get out, take out
(derivation) drawing, drawing off
8. give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
(synonym) describe, depict
(hypernym) set forth, expound, exposit
(hyponym) represent
9. select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
(hypernym) choose, take, select, pick out
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"
(hypernym) arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
(verb-group) reap
11. suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
(synonym) puff, drag
(hypernym) inhale, inspire, breathe in
(entail) smoke
12. move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"
(hypernym) travel, go, move, locomote
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"
(synonym) withdraw, take out, draw off
(hypernym) remove, take, take away, withdraw
(hyponym) cheque, check out
(verb-group) take out
(derivation) drawee
14. choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"
(synonym) cast
(hypernym) move, go
15. in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls"
(synonym) get
(hypernym) effect, effectuate, bring about, set up
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"
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
17. cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
(hypernym) remove, take, take away, withdraw
18. write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
(hypernym) write, compose, pen, indite
(see-also) frame, compose, draw up
19. engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
(hypernym) create
(verb-group) trace, line, describe, delineate
(derivation) draftsman, drawer
20. move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
(hypernym) close, shut
21. allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
(hypernym) be
(verb-group) take out
22. require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
(hypernym) necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
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"
(synonym) quarter, draw and quarter
(hypernym) kill
24. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
(synonym) absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, take in, take up
(hyponym) wipe up, mop up, mop
(see-also) attract, pull, pull in, draw in
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"
(synonym) attract, pull, pull in, draw in
(hypernym) pull, force
(hyponym) tug
(verb-group) draw in, retract
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"
(synonym) string, thread
(hypernym) arrange, set up
(hyponym) bead
(verb-group) guide, run, pass
27. pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"
(synonym) pull back
(hypernym) stretch
(verb-group) 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"
(synonym) guide, run, pass
(hyponym) rub
(verb-group) string, thread
29. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
(synonym) tie
(hypernym) equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate
(entail) play
(derivation) standoff, tie
30. contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
(hypernym) change shape, change form, deform
(verb-group) pucker, rumple, cockle, crumple, knit
31. reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"
(hypernym) thin
32. steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
(hypernym) steep, infuse
33. remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken"
(synonym) disembowel, eviscerate
(hypernym) remove, take, take away, withdraw
34. flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
(hypernym) shape, form
35. cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"
(hypernym) localize, localise
(hyponym) suppurate, mature
Drawing Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
BEA Economic Analysis Glossary
 Reserve assets created by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and periodically allocated to IMF members in proportion to their respective quotas. The IMF determines the value of SDRs daily by summing, in U.S. dollars, the values–based on market exchange rates–of a weighted basket of currencies. SDRs can be used to acquire other members’ currencies, to settle members’ financial obligations, and to extend loans.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Drawing Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Drawing is a form of visual art in which a person uses various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium. Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, various metals (such as silverpoint), and electronic drawing. An artist who practices or works in technical drawing may be called a drafter, draftsman, or draughtsman.

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Drawing Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
USPTO Patent and Trademark Glossary
Patent drawings must show every feature of the invention as specified in the claims. Omission of drawings may cause an application to be considered incomplete but are only required if drawings are necessary for the understanding of the subject matter sought to be patented.

-- see Drawing Requirements for more info

Context: Patent 
-- see representation of mark

Context: Trademark
By the United States Patent and Trademark Office
PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty) Glossary
The part of an international application which illustrates the invention and which is required when it is necessary for the understanding of the invention.
Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ( About )
Drawing Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
U.S. Figure Skating Glossary
The process to determine the starting or skating order for each event. Either the referee or chair of the competition conducts the process in the presence of other judges (closed draw) or in an open setting where the athletes participate and actually draw a number from a pouch (open draw).
Copyright © 2006, U.S. Figure Skating.
Drawing Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan