an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine a work produced by representing forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
- "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
- "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
the creation of artistic drawings
- "he learned drawing from his father"
act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source: "the drawing of water from the well"
- "draw the outlines of a figure in the sand"
- "draw a line"
- "The archers were drawing their bows"
- "draw a wagon"
- "draw a deep breath"
- "draw a chicken"
make, formulate, or derive in the mind
- "draw parallels"
- "draw a conclusion"
- "I draw a line here"
bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
- "draw a weapon"
make a drawing of; represent by drawing, with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
- "She drew an elephant"
take liquid out of a container or well
- "She drew water from the barrel"
select or take in from a given group or region
- "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
draw responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
- "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
- "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"
move or go steadily or gradually
- "The crowd is drawing nearer to the square"
choose at random
- "draw a card"
in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
- "He drew a base on balls"
bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
- "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"
- "She was drawn to despair"
cause to flow: "draw blood"
write a legal document or paper
- "The will was drawn when he was 89 years old"
engage in drawing
- "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
- "draw the curtains"
- "draw the shades"
allow a draft
- "This chimney draws very well"
require a specified depth for floating
- "This boat draws 70 inches"
- "Her skin drew in the cold air"
reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
- "draw wire"
steep in or as if in the manner of tea
flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
- "draw steel"
cause blood, pus, or other bodily fluids to localize at one point