What does drawing mean?

Definitions for drawing
ˈdrɔ ɪŋdraw·ing

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawingnoun

    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. drawingnoun

    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, draftingnoun

    the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams

    "he learned drawing from his father"

  4. lottery, drawingnoun

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

  5. drawing, drawing offnoun

    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, drawingnoun

    the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

Wiktionary

  1. drawingnoun

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

  2. drawingnoun

    The act of producing such a picture.

  3. drawingnoun

    Such acts practiced as a graphic art form.

  4. drawingnoun

    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).

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Drawingnoun

    Delineation; representation.

    Etymology: from draw.

    They random drawings from your sheets shall take,
    and of one beauty many blunders make. Alexander Pope, Epistles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drawing

    of Draw

  2. Drawingnoun

    the act of pulling, or attracting

  3. Drawingnoun

    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. Drawingnoun

    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. Drawingnoun

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

  6. Drawingnoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. drawing

    The state of a sail when there is sufficient wind to inflate it, so as to advance the vessel in her course.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. drawing

    In a military sense, is the art of representing the appearances of all kinds of military objects by imitation or copying, both with and without the assistance of mathematical rules.

Editors Contribution

  1. drawing

    A form of visual art.

    The landscape architect used the drawing to show where the plants, shrubs, trees and outdoor furniture is to be created.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2020  

Matched Categories

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

Anagrams for drawing »

  1. warding

  2. ginward

How to pronounce drawing?

How to say drawing in sign language?

Numerology

  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

Examples of drawing in a Sentence

  1. Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

    Look at the crowds that Bernie Sanders is drawing. We've not had any debates yet, and Bernie Sanders has found a way to really catch fire with voters.

  2. Buddha:

    A jug fills drop by drop The tongue is like a sharp knife kills without drawing blood

  3. Parveen Garg:

    We know a few prime risk factors that are very important, such as obesity, high blood pressure and smoking, but it doesn't explain everything about why we get this condition, we're drawing a link between exhaustion and atrial fibrillation which really hasn't been described before.

  4. Paul Manafort:

    Paul Manafort stressed that the campaign has now installed a director in every state as it pushes forward to November. Newly released fundraising numbers also show Donald Trump and the GOP raised $ 80 million in July, marking a surge in fundraising compared with past months – and drawing close to the combined $ 90 million raked in by Hillary Clinton and the Democrats last month. The campaign is in good shape.

  5. Carlos Dora:

    This resolution will provide the health sector with the equipment, tools, knowledge and capacity to respond to climate-related health issues in their area, while drawing upon resources and ideas from other players, there's still a lot the health systems can do, though, to adapt to climate change.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

drawing#1#3671#10000

Translations for drawing

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for drawing »

Translation

Find a translation for the drawing definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these drawing definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "drawing." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 5 Dec. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/drawing>.

    Are we missing a good definition for drawing? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    drawing

    Credit »

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    superiority in power or influence
    • A. cazique
    • B. allogamy
    • C. preponderance
    • D. schlockmeister

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for drawing: