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Meaning of drawn by Wiktionary Dictionary

drawn


    Pronunciation

    • enPR: drôn, IPA: /drɔːn/, SAMPA: /drO:n/
      • ( UK ) IPA: [dɹɔːn], SAMPA: [dr\O:n]
      • ( US ) IPA: [dɹɔn], SAMPA: [dr\On]
      • ( US, cot–caught merger ) IPA: [dɹɑn], SAMPA: [dr\An]
    • Rhymes: -ɔːn

    Verb

    drawn

    1. Past participle of draw .

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Explanation of drawn by Wordnet Dictionary

drawn


    Adjective
    1. having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut

    2. the drawn draperies kept direct sunlight from fading the rug
    3. showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering

    4. her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness


    Definition of drawn by GCIDE Dictionary

    drawn


    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. Drawn p. p. & a. See Draw, v. t. & i.

      Drawn butter, butter melter and prepared to be used as a sort of gravy. -- Drawn fowl, an eviscerated fowl. -- Drawn game or Drawn battle, one in which neither party wins; one equally contested. -- Drawn fox, one driven from cover. Shak. -- Drawn work, ornamental work made by drawing out threads from fine cloth, and uniting the cross threads, to form a pattern.