draw  

  • Pronunciation of draw: D R AO1 (drÉ”)

  • Number of syllables of draw: 1

  • Definition of draw

    • (n): the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"  
    • (n): poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud"  
    • (n): (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage  
    • (n): a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking"  
    • (n): a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"  
    • (n): anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"  
    • (n): the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"  
    • (n): a gully that is shallower than a ravine  
    • (n): an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"  
    • (v): cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"  
    • (v): flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"  
    • (v): remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken"  
    • (v): steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"  
    • (v): reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"  
    • (v): contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"  
    • (v): bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close"  
    • (v): select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"  
    • (v): make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?"  
    • (v): give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"  
    • (v): choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"  
    • (v): finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"  
    • (v): suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"  
    • (v): guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"  
    • (v): move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"  
    • (v): pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"  
    • (v): thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"  
    • (v): cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"  
    • (v): direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that th  
    • (v): take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister''s words"  
    • (v): make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"  
    • (v): in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls"  
    • (v): engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"  
    • (v): represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"  
    • (v): write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer''s office"  
    • (v): elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President''s comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"  
    • (v): take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"  
    • (v): bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"  
    • (v): move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"  
    • (v): cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"  
    • (v): get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"  
    • (v): remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital''s emergency bank"  
    • (v): pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"  
    • (v): require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"  
    • (v): allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"  
  • Examples of draw

    • The teacher told children to draw a snowflake.  
    • I draw them freehand with the paintbrush tool.  
    • I can draw a pentagon.  
    • Can somebody discuss the seedings for the draw  
    • I can draw a nonagon.  
    • I used colored pencils to draw it.  
    • Betty uses pen and ink to draw a machine.  
    • Draw the rectangle inside the triangle.  
    • I should draw the hexad.  
    • Ace is the lowest card in the draw.  

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