- draw as a noun:
- 9 as a verb:
A gully that is shallower than a ravine.
An entertainer who attracts large audiences:
— He was the biggest drawing card they had.
The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided:
— The game ended in a draw.
Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random:
— The luck of the draw.
A playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack.
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.
synonym: draw play.
Poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer:
— He played only draw and stud.
synonym: draw poker.
The act of drawing or hauling something.
Cause to move by pulling:
— Draw a wagon.
Dutch: meeslepen, meesleuren, putten, slepen, sluiten, tekenen, trekken, voorttrekken
Get or derive.
Make a mark or lines on a surface:
— Draw a line.
Make, formulate, or derive in the mind:
— I draw a line here.
— Draw a conclusion.
— Draw parallels.
Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover:
— Draw a weapon.
Represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface.
Take liquid out of a container or well.
synonym: take out.
Select or take in from a given group or region.
Elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc..
Move or go steadily or gradually.
Choose at random:
— Draw a card.
Earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher.
Bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition.
Cause to flow.
Write a legal document or paper.
Engage in drawing.
Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something.
Allow a draft.
Require a specified depth for floating.
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.
Cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense.
Take in, also metaphorically.
Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
Stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow):
— The archers were drawing their bows.
synonym: pull back.
Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc..
Dutch: draw, gelijkspel, gelijkspelen, puntendeling
Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die.
Steep; pass through a strainer.
Remove the entrails of:
— Draw a chicken.
Dutch: ontdarmen, ontweiden
Flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching.
Cause to localize at one point.
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