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Meaning of drawing by Wiktionary Dictionary

drawing


    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈdɹɑ.ɪŋ( ɡ )/, /ˈdɹɔ.ɪŋ( ɡ )/, /ˈdɹɑɹɪŋ( ɡ )/, /ˈdɹɔɹɪŋ( ɡ )/
    • Rhymes: -ɔːɪŋ
    • Rhymes: -ɔːɹɪŋ ( in some dialects )

    Verb

    drawing

    1. Present participle of draw .

    Noun

    drawing ( plural: drawings )

    1. A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper .
    2. The act of producing such a picture .
    3. Such acts practiced as a graphic art form .
    4. 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 ) .

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Explanation of drawing by Wordnet Dictionary

drawing


    Noun
    1. the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

    2. act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

    3. the drawing of water from the well
    4. players buy ( or are given ) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots

    5. the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams

    6. he learned drawing from his father
    7. a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

    8. drawings of abstract forms
      he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures
    9. an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper

    10. it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7


    Definition of drawing by GCIDE Dictionary

    drawing


    1. draw ( dra ), v. t. [imp. Drew ( dru ); p. p. Drawn ( dran ); p. pr. & vb. n. Drawing.] [OE. draȝen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. √73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]
      1. To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to cause to follow.

      He cast him down to ground, and all along

      Drew him through dirt and mire without remorse. Spenser.

      He hastened to draw the stranger into a private room. Sir W. Scott.

      Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? James ii. 6.

      The arrow is now drawn to the head. Atterbury.

      2. To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.

      The poet

      Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods. Shak.

      All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart. Dryden.

      3. To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: To bring or take out, or to let out, from some receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from a cask or well, etc.

      The drew out the staves of the ark. 2 Chron. v. 9.

      Draw thee waters for the siege. Nahum iii. 14.

      I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet without drawing one drop of blood. Wiseman.

      To pull from a sheath, as a sword.

      I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Ex. xv. 9.

      To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.

      Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of themselves. Cheyne.

      Until you had drawn oaths from him. Shak.

      To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.

      We do not draw the moral lessons we might from history. Burke.

      To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw money from a bank. To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize. To select by the drawing of lots.

      Provided magistracies were filled by men freely chosen or drawn. Freeman.

      4. To remove the contents of; as: To drain by emptying; to suck dry.

      Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the milk as fast as it can generated. Wiseman.

      To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, “to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal”.

      In private draw your poultry, clean your tripe. King.

      5. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave. “Where I first drew air.” Milton.

      Drew, or seemed to draw, a dying groan. Dryden.

      6. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.

      How long her face is drawn! Shak.

      And the huge Offa's dike which he drew from the mouth of Wye to that of Dee. J. R. Green.

      7. To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface; hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or picture.

      8. To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to represent by words; to depict; to describe.

      A flattering painter who made it his care

      To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are. Goldsmith.

      Can I, untouched, the fair one's passions move,

      Or thou draw beauty and not feel its power? Prior.

      9. To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, “to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.”

      Clerk, draw a deed of gift. Shak.

      10. To require ( so great a depth, as of water ) for floating; -- said of a vessel; to sink so deep in ( water ); as, “a ship draws ten feet of water”.

      11. To withdraw. [Obs.] Chaucer.

      Go wash thy face, and draw the action. Shak.

      12. To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.

      13. ( Games ) ( Cricket ) To play ( a short-length ball directed at the leg stump ) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket. ( Golf ) To hit ( the ball ) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left. ( Billiards ) To strike ( the cue ball ) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball. ( Curling ) To throw up ( the stone ) gently.

      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
      draw ( dra ), v. t. [imp. Drew ( dru ); p. p. Drawn ( dran ); p. pr. & vb. n. Drawing.] [OE. draȝen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. √73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a cart, 1st Dredge.]
      1. To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to cause to follow.

      He cast him down to ground, and all along

      Drew him through dirt and mire without remorse. Spenser.

      He hastened to draw the stranger into a private room. Sir W. Scott.

      Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats? James ii. 6.

      The arrow is now drawn to the head. Atterbury.

      2. To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.

      The poet

      Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods. Shak.

      All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart. Dryden.

      3. To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: To bring or take out, or to let out, from some receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from a cask or well, etc.

      The drew out the staves of the ark. 2 Chron. v. 9.

      Draw thee waters for the siege. Nahum iii. 14.

      I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet without drawing one drop of blood. Wiseman.

      To pull from a sheath, as a sword.

      I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Ex. xv. 9.

      To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.

      Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of themselves. Cheyne.

      Until you had drawn oaths from him. Shak.

      To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.

      We do not draw the moral lessons we might from history. Burke.

      To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw money from a bank. To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize. To select by the draw
    2. Drawing, n.
      1. The act of pulling, or attracting.

      2. 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.

      3. 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.

      4. ( Textile Manuf. ) The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.

      5. The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.

      ☞ Drawing is used adjectively or as the first part of compounds in the sense of pertaining to drawing, for drawing ( in the sense of pulling, and of pictorial representation ); as, drawing master or drawing-master, drawing knife or drawing-knife, drawing machine, drawing board, drawing paper, drawing pen, drawing pencil, etc.

      A drawing of tea, a small portion of tea for steeping. -- Drawing knife. See in the Vocabulary. -- Drawing paper ( Fine Arts ), a thick, sized paper for draughtsman and for water-color painting. -- Drawing slate, a soft, slaty substance used in crayon drawing; -- called also black chalk, or drawing chalk. -- Free-hand drawing, a style of drawing made without the use of guiding or measuring instruments, as distinguished from mechanical or geometrical drawing; also, a drawing thus executed.