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. 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

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.

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  

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

How to pronounce drawing?

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How to say drawing in sign language?

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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. Lonely Planet:

    Despite drawing in day-trippers by the busload, the area's well-protected and spread-out natural attractions have somehow managed to escape the frenzied tourist circus of other less well-managed places.

  2. Bruce McLaren:

    I was cleaning the floors. That was my first job. Which was fine. They gave me a proper job after that, there weren't many people but we got through a lot of work. Everybody just mucked in. I'd get handed a drawing or something and be told to go and make that.

  3. Anson Chui:

    Most (people)... know that we cannot really cause any damage on the wall by drawing with chalk, it is just an excuse used by the police to make us fear. Especially when the court said they are taking away the girl from her father.

  4. Dr Kwakkel:

    I found one that is obviously a drawing of the face of a schoolmaster. You can recognize him from the teacher's hat on his head, it was obviously drawn by a student in class, seven centuries ago.

  5. Alison Savage:

    I believe we are only feeding into Spencer's sentiments by drawing more attention to Robert Spencer. I wish we would honestly go about normal business because then Robert Spencer would never make the news or be heard so loudly.

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