Definitions for Drawingˈdrɔ ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

draw•ingˈdrɔ ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act of a person or thing that draws.

  2. a graphic representation by lines, tones, or colors of an object or idea:

    The gallery sells drawings in pencil, pen, charcoal, pastel, and watercolor.

    Category: Fine Arts

  3. such a representation depicting form without reference to color:

    She does drawings, not paintings.

    Category: Fine Arts

  4. a visual presentation, as of a plan or design, through a sketch or finished rendering.

  5. a graphic representation produced on a computer with specialized software.

  6. the art or technique of making these.

  7. something decided by drawing lots; lottery.

  8. the selection, or time of selection, of the winning chance or chances sold by lottery or raffle.

Origin of drawing:

1275–1325

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawing(noun)

    an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper

    "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"

  2. drawing(noun)

    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"

  3. drawing, draftsmanship, drafting(noun)

    the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams

    "he learned drawing from his father"

  4. lottery, drawing(noun)

    players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots

  5. drawing, drawing off(noun)

    act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

    "the drawing of water from the well"

  6. draft, draught, drawing(noun)

    the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. drawing(noun)ˈdrɔ ɪŋ

    a picture made with a pencil or pen, or the skill of doing this

    to make/do a drawing of the bridge; He's good at drawing.

Wiktionary

  1. drawing(Noun)

    A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper.

  2. drawing(Noun)

    The act of producing such a picture.

  3. drawing(Noun)

    Such acts practiced as a graphic art form.

  4. drawing(Noun)

    An act or event in which the outcome (e.g., designating a winner) is selected by chance in the form of a blind draw, notably of lots; especially such a contest in which a winning name or number is selected randomly by removing (or drawing) it from a container, popularly a hat).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drawing

    of Draw

  2. Drawing(noun)

    the act of pulling, or attracting

  3. Drawing(noun)

    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

  4. Drawing(noun)

    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

  5. Drawing(noun)

    the process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning

  6. Drawing(noun)

    the distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery

Freebase

  1. Drawing

    Drawing is a form of visual art that makes use of any number of drawing instruments to mark a two-dimensional medium. Instruments used include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax color pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, and various metals. An artist who practices or works in drawing may be called a draftsman or draughtsman. A small amount of material is released onto the two dimensional medium, leaving a visible mark. The most common support for drawing is paper, although other materials, such as cardboard, plastic, leather, canvas, and board, may be used. Temporary drawings may be made on a blackboard or whiteboard or indeed almost anything. The medium has been a popular and fundamental means of public expression throughout human history. It is one of the simplest and most efficient means of communicating visual ideas. The wide availability of drawing instruments makes drawing more common than other media.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Drawing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3225

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Drawing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3122

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Drawing' in Nouns Frequency: #955


Translations for Drawing

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

drawing(noun)

(the art of making) a picture made with a pencil, crayon etc

the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci; I am no good at drawing.

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