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1 drawing

An illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper.

Polish: rysunek

2 drawing

A representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines.

Dutch: tekenkunst
Polish: grafika, rysunek

3 drawing

The creation of artistic pictures or diagrams:
— He learned drawing from his father.

synonyms: drafting, draftsmanship.

Dutch: tekenkunst, tekenwerk
Polish: rysunek

4 drawing

Players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots.

synonym: lottery.

Dutch: loterij, loting, lotto, lottrekking
Polish: loteria

5 drawing

Act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source:
— The drawing of water from the well.

synonym: drawing off.

6 drawing

The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling.

synonyms: draft, draught.

Roget 554: representation, representment; imitation etc. 19; illustration, delineation, depictment; imagery, portraiture, iconography; design, designing; art, ... show more

Roget 556: painting; depicting; drawing etc. v.; design; perspective, sciagraphy, skiagraphy; chiaroscuro etc. (light) 420; composition; ... show more

Roget 285: traction; drawing etc. v.; draught, pull, haul; rake; a long pull a strong pull and a pull all a long pull a strong pull and a pull all together;" towage, haulage.   

Roget 626: plan, scheme, design, project; proposal, proposition, suggestion; resolution, motion; precaution etc. (provision) 673; deep-laid plan ... show more


Roget 285: drawing etc. v.; tractile, tractive.   

Moby thesaurus: adductive, alluring, alphabet, appealing, art, aspiration, attracting, attraction, attractive, attrahent, avulsion, bewitching, bingo, black and white, bleeding, bloodletting, blueprint, broaching, brouillon, captivating ... show more.

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1 draw

A gully that is shallower than a ravine.

2 draw

An entertainer who attracts large audiences:
— He was the biggest drawing card they had.

synonyms: attracter, attraction, attractor, drawing card.

3 draw

The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided:
— The game ended in a draw.

synonyms: standoff, tie.

Roget 27: equality, parity, coextension, symmetry, balance, poise; evenness, monotony, level.    equivalence; equipollence, equipoise, equilibrium, ... show more

Polish: remis

4 draw

Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random:
— The luck of the draw.

synonym: lot.

5 draw

A playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack.

6 draw

A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer.

synonyms: hook, hooking.

7 draw

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.

8 draw

Poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer:
— He played only draw and stud.

synonym: draw poker.

9 draw

The act of drawing or hauling something.

synonyms: haul, haulage.

Dutch: goederenvervoer
Polish: ciągnięcie


1 draw

Cause to move by pulling:
— Draw a wagon.

synonym: pull.

Roget 285: draw, pull, haul, lug, rake, drag, tug, tow, trail, train; take in tow.    wrench, jerk, twitch, ... show more

Roget 800: amount to, come to, mount up to; touch the pocket; draw, draw upon; indorse etc. (security) 771; issue, utter; discount etc. ... show more

Dutch: sluiten, tekenen, putten, voorttrekken, slepen, meeslepen, meesleuren, trekken

2 draw

Get or derive.

synonym: reap.

Roget 789: take, catch, hook, nab, bag, sack, pocket, put into one's pocket; receive; accept.    reap, crop, cull, ... show more

Dutch: oogsten

3 draw

Make a mark or lines on a surface:
— Draw a line.

synonyms: delineate, describe, line, trace.

Dutch: tekenen

4 draw

Make, formulate, or derive in the mind:
— I draw a line here.
— Draw a conclusion.
— Draw parallels.

synonym: make.

5 draw

Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover:
— Draw a weapon.

synonyms: get out, pull, pull out, take out.

Roget 301: extract, draw; take out, draw out, pull out, tear out, pluck out, pick out, get out; wring from, wrench; extort; root up, weed up, ... show more

6 draw

Represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface.

7 draw

Take liquid out of a container or well.

synonym: take out.

8 draw

Give a description of.

synonyms: depict, describe.

9 draw

Select or take in from a given group or region.

10 draw

Elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc..

11 draw

Suck in or take (air):
— Draw a deep breath.
— Draw on a cigarette.

synonyms: drag, puff.

12 draw

Move or go steadily or gradually.

13 draw

Remove (a commodity) from (a supply source).

synonyms: draw off, take out, withdraw.

14 draw

Choose at random:
— Draw a card.

synonym: cast.

Dutch: loten

15 draw

Earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher.

synonym: get.

Roget 775: acquire, get, gain, win, earn, obtain, procure, gather; collect etc. (assemble) 72; pick, pickup; ... show more

16 draw

Bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition.

17 draw

Cause to flow.

18 draw

Write a legal document or paper.

19 draw

Engage in drawing.

20 draw

Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something.

21 draw

Allow a draft.

Dutch: trekken

22 draw

Require a specified depth for floating.

23 draw

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.

synonyms: draw and quarter, quarter.

24 draw

Cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense.

synonym: pull.

Dutch: trekken

25 draw

Take in, also metaphorically.

synonyms: absorb, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up.

26 draw

Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.

synonyms: attract, draw in, pull, pull in.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Roget 288: attract, draw; draw towards, pull towards, drag towards; adduce.   

Dutch: intrekken

27 draw

Thread on or as if on a string.

synonyms: string, thread.

Dutch: rijgen

28 draw

Stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow):
— The archers were drawing their bows.

synonym: pull back.

29 draw

Pass over, across, or through.

synonyms: guide, pass, run.

30 draw

Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc..

synonym: tie.

Dutch: draw, gelijkspel, gelijkspelen, puntendeling

31 draw


32 draw

Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die.

33 draw

Steep; pass through a strainer.

Dutch: trekken

34 draw

Remove the entrails of:
— Draw a chicken.

synonyms: disembowel, eviscerate.

Dutch: ontdarmen, ontweiden

35 draw

Flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching.

Dutch: trekken

36 draw

Cause to localize at one point.

Moby thesaurus: Tweedledum and Tweedledee, abbreviate, abysm, abyss, accept, acquire, act on, adduct, adduction, admit, advance, affinity, allowance, allure, allurement, amount to, appeal, approach, argue into, arrange ... show more.

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