Draw - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an entertainer who attracts large audiences (syn: attraction, attractor)
- the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided (syn: standoff, tie)
- anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random (syn: lot)
- a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
- (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
- poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
- the act of drawing or hauling something (syn: haul, haulage)
- get or derive (syn: reap)
- make a mark or lines on a surface (syn: delineate, describe, line, trace)
- make, formulate, or derive in the mind (syn: make)
- bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover (syn: get out, pull, pull out, take out)
- take liquid out of a container or well (syn: take out)
- give a description of (syn: depict, describe)
- select or take in from a given group or region
- elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
- suck in or take (air) (syn: drag, puff)
- move or go steadily or gradually
- remove (a commodity) from (a supply source) (syn: draw off, take out, withdraw)
- choose at random (syn: cast)
- earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher (syn: get)
- bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
- cause to flow
- write a legal document or paper
- engage in drawing
- move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
- allow a draft
- require a specified depth for floating
- pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him (syn: quarter)
- cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense (syn: pull)
- take in, also metaphorically (syn: absorb, imbibe, suck, suck up, take in, take up)
- direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes (syn: attract, draw in, pull, pull in)
- thread on or as if on a string (syn: string, thread)
- stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow) (syn: pull back)
- pass over, across, or through (syn: guide, pass, run)
- finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc. (syn: tie)
- reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
- steep; pass through a strainer
- remove the entrails of (syn: disembowel, eviscerate)
- flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
- cause to localize at one point
The computer can draw the graph for you.
Students drew maps of the states and labeled them.
She sat down and began to draw.
The case has drawn attention to the fact that many athletes never graduate.
I would like to draw your attention to the third line.
The band always draws a large crowd.
The college draws students from around the world.
The animals were drawn to the campsite by the smell of food.
We hope the display in the window will draw customers in from the street.
The lure of city life has drawn away many of the town's young people.
Their band is the main draw at the festival.
The festival is always a big draw.
He draws beautifully.
His days are drawing to a close.
Artificial teeth are apt to draw the mouth.
draw back — pull back or move away or backward
draw in — pull inward or towards a center
draw off — remove by drawing or pulling
draw out — cause to speak
draw up — form or arrange in order or formation, as of a body of soldiers
present participle: drawing
past tense: drew
past participle: drawn