Definitions for drawing
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word drawing.
an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
"it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
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"
drawing, draftsmanship, draftingnoun
the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
"he learned drawing from his father"
players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
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"
draft, draught, drawingnoun
the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper.
The act of producing such a picture.
Such acts practiced as a graphic art form.
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
Etymology: from draw.
They random drawings from your sheets shall take,
and of one beauty many blunders make. Alexander Pope, Epistles.
Drawing is a form of visual art in which an artist uses instruments to mark paper or other two-dimensional surface. Drawing instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, various kinds of paints, inked brushes, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, erasers, markers, styluses, and metals (such as silverpoint). Digital drawing is the act of drawing on graphics software in a computer. Common methods of digital drawing include a stylus or finger on a touchscreen device, stylus- or finger-to-touchpad, or in some cases, a mouse. There are many digital art programs and devices. A drawing instrument releases a small amount of material onto a surface, leaving a visible mark. The most common support for drawing is paper, although other materials, such as cardboard, wood, plastic, leather, canvas, and board, have been used. Temporary drawings may be made on a blackboard or whiteboard. Drawing 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 ideas. The wide availability of drawing instruments makes drawing one of the most common artistic activities. In addition to its more artistic forms, drawing is frequently used in commercial illustration, animation, architecture, engineering, and technical drawing. A quick, freehand drawing, usually not intended as a finished work, is sometimes called a sketch. An artist who practices or works in technical drawing may be called a drafter, draftsman, or draughtsman.
Drawing is a form of visual art in which an individual uses various drawing instruments to mark on a surface, often paper. These instruments could include pencil, pen, charcoal or pastels. It involves the representation or delineation of objects, places, people, or ideas by means of lines. The result of this process may be defined as a drawing or a sketch. It is considered as the basis for all visual arts, including painting, sculpture, and printmaking.
the act of pulling, or attracting
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'drawing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3225
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Rank popularity for the word 'drawing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3122
Rank popularity for the word 'drawing' in Nouns Frequency: #955
The numerical value of drawing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of drawing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The thing I really found inspiring was the different approach -- to all kinds of aspect of life, of course, but especially in relation to drawing that I didn't understood until I came here, japanese drawings are often very flat. They don't really strive to create an illusion of three-dimensional that we often do in Western drawing.
Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.
In 1994, Signe Mayfield said in The Palo Alto Cultural Center: "A more contained approach to the figure is seen in the lyrical drawing Bend, 1991, by Stephen Namara. In contrast to Neri's expressionistic forms, Namara has depicted the calisthenic stance of the figure in a pure, linear arabesque. An ambient, white light heightens the seductive beauty of the drawing. Its resonance comes from its capacity to act as both an abstract calligraph and Lyrical representation".
I spent a lot of time in hospital, and in bed I had nothing much to do except draw and read, and drawing became my way of expressing myself, getting my thoughts and fears down on paper. And I suppose that's what I'm still doing: drawing things that I fear, someone asked me the other day if I thought all the drugs I had to take as a child had an effect on me.
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- рисуване, чертане, чертеж, теглене, рисункаBulgarian
- dibuixCatalan, Valencian
- kresba, nákresCzech
- Zeichnung, Auslosung, Bild, ZiehungGerman
- σχεδίασμα, κλήρωση, σχέδιοGreek
- desegnaĵo, desegnadoEsperanto
- dibujo, croquis, sorteo, dibujar, esquema, rifaSpanish
- joonistus, joonistamineEstonian
- nostoarvonta, piirros, piirustus, piirtäminenFinnish
- dessin, pigeFrench
- 絵, 抽選, デッサン, 図画, 素描, ドローイングJapanese
- graphidis scientia, forma, descriptio, graphis, adumbratio, imago, lineamenta, designatioLatin
- tekening, tekenkunst, tekenenDutch
- naʼashchʼąąʼNavajo, Navaho
- desenhação, sorteio, desenhoPortuguese
- desen, tragereRomanian
- схе́ма, чертёж, рисование, черчение, розыгрыш, жеребьёвка, диагра́мма, рису́нок, картинкаRussian
- crtež, цртежSerbo-Croatian
- risanje, risbaSlovene
- படம், கீறல், ஓவியம்Tamil
- малюнок, рисунокUkrainian
- hình vẽVietnamese
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