What does draw mean?

Definitions for draw
drɔdraw

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawnoun

    a gully that is shallower than a ravine

  2. drawing card, draw, attraction, attractor, attracternoun

    an entertainer who attracts large audiences

    "he was the biggest drawing card they had"

  3. draw, standoff, tienoun

    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"

  4. draw, lotnoun

    anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

    "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"

  5. drawnoun

    a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack

    "he got a pair of kings in the draw"

  6. hook, draw, hookingnoun

    a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer

    "he took lessons to cure his hooking"

  7. draw, draw playnoun

    (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

  8. draw, draw pokernoun

    poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer

    "he played only draw and stud"

  9. draw, haul, haulageverb

    the act of drawing or hauling something

    "the haul up the hill went very slowly"

  10. pull, draw, forceverb

    cause to move by pulling

    "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"

  11. reap, drawverb

    get or derive

    "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"

  12. trace, draw, line, describe, delineateverb

    make a mark or lines on a surface

    "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

  13. draw, makeverb

    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?"

  14. draw, pull, pull out, get out, take outverb

    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"

  15. drawverb

    represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

    "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"

  16. draw, take outverb

    take liquid out of a container or well

    "She drew water from the barrel"

  17. describe, depict, drawverb

    give a description of

    "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"

  18. drawverb

    select or take in from a given group or region

    "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

  19. drawverb

    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"

  20. puff, drag, drawverb

    suck in or take (air)

    "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"

  21. drawverb

    move or go steadily or gradually

    "The ship drew near the shore"

  22. withdraw, draw, take out, draw offverb

    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"

  23. draw, castverb

    choose at random

    "draw a card"; "cast lots"

  24. draw, getverb

    earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

    "He drew a base on balls"

  25. drawverb

    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"

  26. drawverb

    cause to flow

    "The nurse drew blood"

  27. drawverb

    write a legal document or paper

    "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"

  28. drawverb

    engage in drawing

    "He spent the day drawing in the garden"

  29. drawverb

    move or pull so as to cover or uncover something

    "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"

  30. drawverb

    allow a draft

    "This chimney draws very well"

  31. drawverb

    require a specified depth for floating

    "This boat draws 70 inches"

  32. draw, quarter, draw and quarterverb

    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"

  33. pull, drawverb

    cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

    "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"

  34. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take upverb

    take in, also metaphorically

    "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"

  35. attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw inverb

    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"

  36. string, thread, drawverb

    thread on or as if on a string

    "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"

  37. pull back, drawverb

    stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)

    "The archers were drawing their bows"

  38. guide, run, draw, passverb

    pass over, across, or through

    "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"

  39. tie, drawverb

    finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

    "The teams drew a tie"

  40. drawverb

    contract

    "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"

  41. drawverb

    reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die

    "draw wire"

  42. drawverb

    steep; pass through a strainer

    "draw pulp from the fruit"

  43. disembowel, eviscerate, drawverb

    remove the entrails of

    "draw a chicken"

  44. drawverb

    flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching

    "draw steel"

  45. drawverb

    cause to localize at one point

    "Draw blood and pus"

GCIDE

  1. drawverb

    To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn.

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  2. Drawnoun

    the act of drawing a lot or chance.

Wiktionary

  1. drawnoun

    The result of a contest in which neither side has won; a tie.

    The game ended in a draw.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  2. drawnoun

    The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.

    The draw is on Saturday.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  3. drawnoun

    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.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  4. drawnoun

    A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  5. drawnoun

    A shot that lands in play without hitting another stone out, as opposed to a takeout shot.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  6. drawnoun

    A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  7. drawnoun

    Cannabis.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  8. drawnoun

    In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  9. drawnoun

    A situation in which one or more players has four cards of the same suit or four out of five necessary cards for a straight and requires a further card to make their flush or straight.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  10. drawverb

    To sketch; depict with lines; to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  11. drawverb

    To drag, pull.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  12. drawverb

    To pull out (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  13. drawverb

    To extract a liquid, or cause a liquid to come out, primarily water or blood, as in get water from a well, to run water for a bath, take a blood sample, or cause to bleed (the wound drew blood).

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  14. drawverb

    To attract.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  15. drawverb

    To deduce or infer.

    He tried to draw a conclusion from the facts.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  16. drawverb

    (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

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  17. drawverb

    To disembowel.

    He will be hanged, drawn and quartered.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  18. drawverb

    To pull back the arrow in preparation for shooting.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  19. drawnoun

    The schedule of games in a sports league - NRL Fixtures - 2011 NRL Draw

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  20. drawverb

    (of curtains, etc.) To close.

    You should draw the curtains at night.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  21. drawverb

    (of drinks, especially tea) To leave temporarily so as to allow the flavour to increase.

    Tea is much nicer if you let it draw for three minutes before pouring.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  22. drawverb

    To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).

    Both these teams will draw if nobody scores soon.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  23. drawverb

    To consume, for example, power.

    The circuit draws three hundred watts.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  24. drawverb

    To determine the result of a lottery.

    The winning lottery numbers were drawn every Tuesday.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  25. drawverb

    To take the top card of a deck into hand.

    At the start of their turn, each player must draw a card.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  26. drawverb

    To trade in cards for replacements in draw poker games; to attempt to improve one's hand with future cards. See also draw out.

    Jill has four diamonds; she'll try to draw for a flush.

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  27. drawverb

    inhale

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

  28. drawverb

    to cause

    Etymology: drawen, dragen, from dragan, from draganan (cf. West Frisian drage, Dutch dragen, German tragen ‘to carry’), from dʰreĝ- 'to draw, pull' (compare Albanian dredh ‘to turn, spin’, Old Armenian դառնամ, Sanskrit ‘load’).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drawverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  2. Drawverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  3. Drawverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  4. Drawverb

    to pull from a sheath, as a sword

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  5. Drawverb

    to extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  6. Drawverb

    to obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  7. Drawverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  8. Drawverb

    to take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  9. Drawverb

    to select by the drawing of lots

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  10. Drawverb

    to remove the contents of

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  11. Drawverb

    to drain by emptying; to suck dry

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  12. Drawverb

    to extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  13. Drawverb

    to take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  14. Drawverb

    to extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  15. Drawverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  16. Drawverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  17. Drawverb

    to write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  18. Drawverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  19. Drawverb

    to withdraw

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  20. Drawverb

    to trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  21. Drawverb

    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

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  22. Drawverb

    to draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  23. Drawverb

    to exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  24. Drawverb

    to have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  25. Drawverb

    to have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  26. Drawverb

    to unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  27. Drawverb

    to perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  28. Drawverb

    to become contracted; to shrink

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  29. Drawverb

    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, nigh, or towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  30. Drawverb

    to make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  31. Drawverb

    to admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  32. Drawverb

    to sink in water; to require a depth for floating

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  33. Drawnoun

    the act of drawing; draught

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  34. Drawnoun

    a lot or chance to be drawn

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  35. Drawnoun

    a drawn game or battle, etc

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

  36. Drawnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. draen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. 73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]

Freebase

  1. Draw

    A poker player is drawing if they have a hand that is incomplete and needs further cards to become valuable. The hand itself is called a draw or drawing hand. For example, in seven-card stud, if four of a player's first five cards are all spades, but the hand is otherwise weak, they are drawing to a flush. In contrast, a made hand already has value and does not necessarily need to draw to win. A made starting hand with no help can lose to an inferior starting hand with a favorable draw. If an opponent has a made hand that will beat the player's draw, then the player is drawing dead; even if they make their desired hand, they will lose. Not only draws benefit from additional cards; many made hands can be improved by catching an out — and may have to in order to win.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Draw

    draw, v.t. to pull along: to bring forcibly towards one: to entice, attract: to coax into giving information: to make one express himself (also to Draw out a man): to inhale: to take out: to evoke or bring out by some artifice: to extract by pulling: to cast lots: to extract the essence of: to eviscerate (hang, draw, and quarter): to manufacture (wire) by drawing through a small hole: to deduce: to lengthen: to extend to the full length (as in drawing a bow): to force to appear (as a badger from its hole): to receive (as revenues): to demand money by a draft: to make a picture of, by lines drawn: to describe: to require a depth of water for floating.—v.i. to pull: to practise drawing: to move: to approach: to have a free current (of a chimney):—pa.t. drew (drōō); pa.p. drawn.—n. the act of drawing: anything drawn: a drawn or undecided game.—adj. Draw′able.—ns. Draw′back, a disadvantage: a receiving back some part of the duty on goods on their exportation; Draw′-bar (same as Drag-bar); Draw′-boy, the boy who pulls the cords of the harness in figure-weaving, a mechanical device for this purpose; Draw′bridge, a bridge that can be drawn up or let down at pleasure; Drawēē′, the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn; Draw′er, he or that which draws: one who draws beer or fetches liquor in a tavern: a thing drawn out, like the sliding box in a case: (pl.) a close under-garment for the lower limbs; Draw′-gear, the apparatus by which railway-cars are coupled; Draw′ing, the art of representing objects by lines drawn, shading, &c.: a picture: the distribution of prizes, as at a lottery; Draw′ing-board; Draw′ing-frame, a machine in which carded wool, cotton, or the like is drawn out fine; Draw′ing-knife, a knife with a handle at each end, used by coopers for shaving hoops by drawing it towards one; Draw′ing-mas′ter; Draw′ing-pā′per; Draw′ing-pen; Draw′ing-pen′cil; Draw′ing-room, in engineering, a room where plans and patterns are drawn; Draw′ing-tā′ble, a table which can be extended in length by drawing out sliding leaves; Draw′-net (same as Drag-net); Draw′-plate, a plate of steel or ruby with a hole drilled in it through which wire, tubing, or the like is drawn to make it more slender; Draw′-well, a well from which water is drawn up by a bucket and apparatus.—Draw a bead on (see Bead); Draw a blank (see Blank); Draw a cover, to send the hounds into a cover to frighten out a fox; Draw blank, to do so, but find no fox; Draw back, to retire: to withdraw from an engagement; Draw cuts, to cast lots; Draw in, to reduce, contract: to become shorter; Draw it fine, to be too precise; Draw it mild, to state a thing without exaggeration; Draw near, to approach; Draw off, to take wine, ale, &c. out of a barrel: to retire; Draw on, to approach (of a fixed date); Draw on one's imagination, to make imaginative or lying statements; Draw on one's memory, to try to remember; Draw out, to leave the place (of an army), &c.; Draw over, to persuade to desert to the other side; Draw rein, to slacken speed, to stop; Draw the line, to fix a limit; Draw up, to form in regular order: to arrange or to be arranged (as troops): to compose (as a protest, &c.): to stop (as in driving a carriage).—In drawing, correctly drawn; Out of drawing, inaccurately drawn, or drawn in violation of the principles of drawing. [A later form of Drag.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. draw

    A sail draws when it is filled by the wind. A ship draws so many feet of water.--To let draw a jib is to cease from flattening-in the sheet.--Draw is also a term for halliards in some of the northern fishing-boats.--To draw. To procure anything by official demand from a dockyard, arsenal, or magazine.--To draw up the courses. To take in.--To draw upon a ship is to gain upon a vessel when in pursuit of her.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'draw' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1886

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    Rank popularity for the word 'draw' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1003

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'draw' in Nouns Frequency: #2257

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    Rank popularity for the word 'draw' in Verbs Frequency: #101

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  1. ward, Ward

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of draw in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of draw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of draw in a Sentence

  1. Scott Carr:

    We intend to reinvigorate and maximize the value of the real estate while enhancing the consumer experience with popular retailers that fit the regional draw of Woodfield Mall.

  2. Joseph Dunford:

    There has been no change to the plan announced in February and we continue to implement the President's direction to draw down U.S. forces to a residual presence.

  3. Belinda Bencic:

    I mean, we have four Swiss women now in the main draw, so I think that’s great.

  4. Laurent Sourisseau:

    We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever they want.

  5. Dan Szczesny:

    If you are a seeker who has an open mind and you want to experience a mysticism completely outside anything you'll find in the West, Nepal is a good draw.

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    a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
    • A. whitewash
    • B. brasserie
    • C. wavering
    • D. vigorish

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