Definitions for draw

Definitions for (noun) draw

Main entry: draw, haul, haulage

Definition: the act of drawing or hauling something

Usage: the haul up the hill went very slowly

Main entry: draw, draw poker

Definition: poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer

Usage: he played only draw and stud

Main entry: draw, draw play

Definition: (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

Main entry: draw, hook, hooking

Definition: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer

Usage: he took lessons to cure his hooking

Main entry: draw

Definition: a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack

Usage: he got a pair of kings in the draw

Main entry: draw, lot

Definition: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

Usage: the luck of the draw; they drew lots for it

Main entry: draw, tie, standoff

Definition: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

Usage: the game ended in a draw; their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

Main entry: draw

Definition: a gully that is shallower than a ravine

Main entry: draw, drawing card, attracter, attraction, attractor

Definition: an entertainer who attracts large audiences

Usage: he was the biggest drawing card they had

Definitions for (verb) draw

Main entry: draw

Definition: cause to localize at one point

Usage: Draw blood and pus

Main entry: draw

Definition: flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching

Usage: draw steel

Main entry: disembowel, draw, eviscerate

Definition: remove the entrails of

Usage: draw a chicken

Main entry: draw

Definition: steep; pass through a strainer

Usage: draw pulp from the fruit

Main entry: draw

Definition: reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die

Usage: draw wire

Main entry: draw

Definition: contract

Usage: The material drew after it was washed in hot water

Main entry: draw

Definition: bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition

Usage: She was drawn to despair; The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum; The session was drawn to a close

Main entry: draw

Definition: select or take in from a given group or region

Usage: The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population

Main entry: draw, make

Definition: make, formulate, or derive in the mind

Usage: I draw a line here; draw a conclusion; draw parallels; make an estimate; What do you make of his remarks?

Main entry: depict, describe, draw

Definition: give a description of

Usage: He drew an elaborate plan of attack

Main entry: draw, cast

Definition: choose at random

Usage: draw a card; cast lots

Main entry: tie, draw

Definition: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

Usage: The teams drew a tie

Main entry: puff, drag, draw

Definition: suck in or take (air)

Usage: draw a deep breath; draw on a cigarette

Main entry: pass, draw, run, guide

Definition: pass over, across, or through

Usage: He ran his eyes over her body; She ran her fingers along the carved figurine; He drew her hair through his fingers

Main entry: draw

Definition: move or pull so as to cover or uncover something

Usage: draw the shades; draw the curtains

Main entry: draw, pull back

Definition: stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)

Usage: The archers were drawing their bows

Main entry: draw, string, thread

Definition: thread on or as if on a string

Usage: string pearls on a string; the child drew glass beads on a string; thread dried cranberries

Main entry: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Main entry: draw, draw in, pull, pull in, attract

Definition: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

Usage: 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 the ad drew in many new customers

Main entry: take in, take up, suck, suck up, imbibe, draw, soak up, sop up, absorb

Definition: take in, also metaphorically

Usage: The sponge absorbs water well; She drew strength from the minister's words

Main entry: trace, delineate, describe, draw, line

Definition: make a mark or lines on a surface

Usage: draw a line; trace the outline of a figure in the sand

Main entry: draw, get

Definition: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

Usage: He drew a base on balls

Main entry: draw

Definition: engage in drawing

Usage: He spent the day drawing in the garden

Main entry: draw

Definition: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

Usage: She drew an elephant; Draw me a horse

Main entry: draw

Definition: write a legal document or paper

Usage: The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office

Main entry: draw

Definition: elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.

Usage: The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans; The comedian drew a lot of laughter

Main entry: take out, draw

Definition: take liquid out of a container or well

Usage: She drew water from the barrel

Main entry: pull, pull out, take out, get out, draw

Definition: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

Usage: draw a weapon; pull out a gun; The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

Main entry: draw

Definition: move or go steadily or gradually

Usage: The ship drew near the shore

Main entry: draw

Definition: cause to flow

Usage: The nurse drew blood

Main entry: draw, pull

Definition: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

Usage: A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter

Main entry: reap, draw

Definition: get or derive

Usage: He drew great benefits from his membership in the association

Main entry: withdraw, draw, draw off, take out

Definition: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

Usage: She drew $2,000 from the account; The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

Main entry: quarter, draw, draw and quarter

Definition: pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him

Usage: in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

Main entry: draw

Definition: require a specified depth for floating

Usage: This boat draws 70 inches

Main entry: draw

Definition: allow a draft

Usage: This chimney draws very well

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