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, drafting(noun)
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 off(noun)
act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source
"the drawing of water from the well"
draft, draught, drawing(noun)
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).
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'drawing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3225
Written Corpus Frequency
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
Examples of drawing in a Sentence
The legislative department is everywhere extending the sphere of its activity and drawing all power into its impetuous vortex.
The state is committed to continue working with the city to provide strong support and continue drawing on all resources available to support Flint residents during the city's recovery.
We need sufficient evidence before drawing any conclusion.
We admired Silberman’s work because it is powered by a strongly argued set of beliefs: That we should stop drawing sharp lines between what we assume to be 'normal' and 'abnormal', and that we should remember how much the differently wired human brain has, can and will contribute to our world, he has injected a hopeful note into a conversation that's normally dominated by despair.
We take as given the idea of distinction and the idea of indication, and that one cannot make an indication without drawing a distinction. We take therefore the form of distinction for the form.
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- рисуване, теглене, рисунка, чертане, чертежBulgarian
- dibuixCatalan, Valencian
- nákres, kresbaCzech
- Bild, Ziehung, Auslosung, ZeichnungGerman
- σχέδιο, κλήρωση, σχεδίασμαGreek
- desegnado, desegnaĵoEsperanto
- esquema, dibujo, sorteo, rifa, croquis, dibujarSpanish
- joonistamine, joonistusEstonian
- nostoarvonta, piirtäminen, piirros, piirustusFinnish
- dessin, pigeFrench
- ドローイング, 図画, 抽選, 素描, 絵, デッサンJapanese
- adumbratio, imago, designatio, lineamenta, graphidis scientia, forma, graphis, descriptioLatin
- tekenkunst, tekenen, tekeningDutch
- naʼashchʼąąʼNavajo, Navaho
- desenho, desenhação, sorteioPortuguese
- tragere, desenRomanian
- рисование, жеребьёвка, чертёж, схе́ма, рису́нок, диагра́мма, черчение, розыгрыш, картинкаRussian
- цртеж, crtežSerbo-Croatian
- risba, risanjeSlovene
- படம், ஓவியம், கீறல்Tamil
- малюнок, рисунокUkrainian
- hình vẽVietnamese
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