What does drawing mean?

Definitions for drawing
ˈdrɔ ɪŋdraw·ing

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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


  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).

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


  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  

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  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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  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. Representatives Speaker Newt Gingrich:

    I think he has to continue what he did Tuesday night with the specific speeches aimed at big topics drawing a clear distinction between where he is and where Hillary is, i think if he does that, the odds are very high he's going to win.

  2. Mimi Son and Elliot Woods:

    The work is supposed to collaborate with that anticipation of sunshine ... (It) brings together different natural elements to create this drawing that will hang inside the air, using light from the sun and a set of robotic mirrors, we're able to create beams of light in the air and we catch those in a mist of water ... and each one of those beams becomes a line in that mist and together they'll form a single circle.

  3. 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.

  4. Malcolm Wope:

    There was no clear vision for me of where I could find a career just drawing, if I saw something like [ Triggerfish ] when I was coming up I would have definitely, without a doubt, pushed this career more.

  5. David Downton:

    Pretty does not work in a drawing. That is for photography. Strong features, long lines, and a sense of self all inform the drawing and make it fly.

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