Synonyms for (noun) draw

Synonyms: draw, haul, haulage

Definition: the act of drawing or hauling something

Usage: the haul up the hill went very slowly

Similar words: pull, pulling

Definition: the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

Usage: the pull up the hill had him breathing harder; his strenuous pulling strained his back


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: poker, poker game

Definition: any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: run, running, running game, running play

Definition: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team

Usage: the defensive line braced to stop the run; the coach put great emphasis on running


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: swing, golf shot, golf stroke

Definition: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it


Synonyms: draw

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

Usage: he got a pair of kings in the draw

Similar words: playing card

Definition: one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games


Synonyms: draw, lot

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

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

Similar words: physical object, object

Definition: a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

Usage: it was full of rackets, balls and other objects


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: finish

Definition: designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race)

Usage: excitement grew as the finish neared; my horse was several lengths behind at the finish; the winner is the team with the most points at the finish


Synonyms: draw

Definition: a gully that is shallower than a ravine

Similar words: gully

Definition: deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)


Synonyms: draw, drawing card, attracter, attraction, attractor

Definition: an entertainer who attracts large audiences

Usage: he was the biggest drawing card they had

Similar words: entertainer

Definition: a person who tries to please or amuse

Synonyms for (verb) draw

Synonyms: draw

Definition: cause to localize at one point

Usage: Draw blood and pus

Similar words: localise, localize

Definition: restrict something to a particular area


Synonyms: draw

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

Usage: draw steel

Similar words: shape, form

Definition: give shape or form to

Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character


Synonyms: disembowel, draw, eviscerate

Definition: remove the entrails of

Usage: draw a chicken

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: draw

Definition: steep; pass through a strainer

Usage: draw pulp from the fruit

Similar words: steep, infuse

Definition: let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

Usage: steep the blossoms in oil; steep the fruit in alcohol


Synonyms: draw

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

Usage: draw wire

Similar words: thin

Definition: make thin or thinner

Usage: Thin the solution


Synonyms: draw

Definition: contract

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

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape

Definition: assume a different shape or form


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: draw

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

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

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out

Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her


Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally

Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands


Synonyms: depict, describe, draw

Definition: give a description of

Usage: He drew an elaborate plan of attack

Similar words: exposit, expound, set forth

Definition: state

Usage: set forth one's reasons


Synonyms: draw, cast

Definition: choose at random

Usage: draw a card; cast lots

Similar words: go, move

Definition: have a turn; make one's move in a game

Usage: Can I go now?


Synonyms: tie, draw

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

Usage: The teams drew a tie

Similar words: equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match

Definition: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

Usage: let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office; The company matched the discount policy of its competitors


Synonyms: puff, drag, draw

Definition: suck in or take (air)

Usage: draw a deep breath; draw on a cigarette

Similar words: breathe in, inhale, inspire

Definition: draw in (air)

Usage: Inhale deeply; inhale the fresh mountain air; The patient has trouble inspiring; The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well


Synonyms: draw

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

Usage: draw the shades; draw the curtains

Similar words: close, shut

Definition: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

Usage: Close the door; shut the window


Synonyms: draw, pull back

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

Usage: The archers were drawing their bows

Similar words: stretch

Definition: pull in opposite directions

Usage: During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: set up, arrange

Definition: put into a proper or systematic order

Usage: arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order


Synonyms: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: pull, force, draw

Definition: cause to move by pulling

Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: mark

Definition: make or leave a mark on

Usage: the scouts marked the trail; ash marked the believers' foreheads


Synonyms: draw, get

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

Usage: He drew a base on balls

Similar words: set up, effect, effectuate

Definition: produce

Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave


Synonyms: draw

Definition: engage in drawing

Usage: He spent the day drawing in the garden

Similar words: create

Definition: pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity

Usage: Don't disturb him--he is creating


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: represent, interpret

Definition: create an image or likeness of

Usage: The painter represented his wife as a young girl


Synonyms: draw

Definition: write a legal document or paper

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

Similar words: compose, write, indite, pen

Definition: produce a literary work

Usage: She composed a poem; He wrote four novels


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke

Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy


Synonyms: take out, draw

Definition: take liquid out of a container or well

Usage: She drew water from the barrel

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: draw

Definition: move or go steadily or gradually

Usage: The ship drew near the shore

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: draw

Definition: cause to flow

Usage: The nurse drew blood

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: reap, draw

Definition: get or derive

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

Similar words: derive, gain

Definition: obtain

Usage: derive pleasure from one's garden


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays


Synonyms: draw

Definition: require a specified depth for floating

Usage: This boat draws 70 inches

Similar words: take, necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand

Definition: require as useful, just, or proper

Usage: It takes nerve to do what she did; success usually requires hard work; This job asks a lot of patience and skill; This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice; This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert; This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent


Synonyms: draw

Definition: allow a draft

Usage: This chimney draws very well

Similar words: be

Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer