What does Drawing mean?

Definitions for Drawingˈdrɔ ɪŋ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Drawing.

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


  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


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Drawing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Drawing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Janice Bellucci:

    This is like drawing a target on his house.

  2. Oscar Wilde:

    Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.

  3. Brad Anderson:

    My mother said I started drawing before I could talk.

  4. Unknown:

    Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.

  5. Foreign Affairs:

    We need sufficient evidence before drawing any conclusion.

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