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Definition of Draw

Draw

  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.
  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.
  3. To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: (a) 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.
  4. To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
  5. To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
  6. To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. To select by the drawing of lots.
  10. To remove the contents of
  11. To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
  12. To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
  13. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
  14. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
  18. 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.
  19. To withdraw.
  20. To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.
  21. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well.
  22. To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.
  23. To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
  24. To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc.
  25. To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
  26. To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
  27. To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures.
  28. To become contracted; to shrink.
  29. To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one's self; -- with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level, to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, nigh, or towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect.
  30. To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon.
  31. To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
  32. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
  33. The act of drawing; draught.
  34. A lot or chance to be drawn.
  35. A drawn game or battle, etc.
  36. That part of a bridge which may be raised, swung round, or drawn aside; the movable part of a drawbridge. See the Note under Drawbridge.
  37. 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.
  38. To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
  39. 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.
  40. To throw up (the stone) gently.
  41. To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn.
  42. The result of drawing, or state of being drawn;
  43. A drawn battle, game, or the like.
  44. The spin or twist imparted to a ball, or the like, by a drawing stroke.
  45. That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.

Draw Quotations

I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I'm stunning. But I've gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I've put on, the more success I've had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.
Zach Galifianakis

Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
Denis Waitley

Always first draw fresh breath after outbursts of vanity and complacency.
Franz Kafka

We have to treat smoking as a major public health issue. We have to reduce the extent to which young people start smoking, and one of the issues is the extent to which display of cigarettes and brands does draw young people into smoking in the first place.
Andrew Lansley

Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are God.
Christopher Hitchens
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Draw Translations

draw in Afrikaans is gelykheid, trek
draw in Dutch is aanlokken, toelachen, bekoren
draw in French is dessinons, puiser, dessiner, dessinent, dessinez
draw in German is zeichnen, ziehen, zeichnen
draw in Latin is duco, cogo
draw in Spanish is igualdad, crear, dibujar, atraer, tirar
draw in Swedish is draga, tappa ur, rita, teckna, dra
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