draw draw  /d ˈrɔ/


  1. (v) require a specified depth for floating
  2. (v) pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
  3. (v) cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense
  4. (v) take in, also metaphorically
  5. (v) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
  6. (v) thread on or as if on a string
  7. (v) stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
  8. (v) pass over, across, or through
  9. (v) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
  10. (v) contract
  11. (v) reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
  12. (v) steep; pass through a strainer
  13. (v) remove the entrails of
  14. (v) flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
  15. (v) cause to localize at one point
  16. (n) a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  17. (n) an entertainer who attracts large audiences
  18. (n) the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
  19. (n) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
  20. (n) a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
  21. (n) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
  22. (n) (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
  23. (n) poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
  24. (n) the act of drawing or hauling something
  25. (v) cause to move by pulling
  26. (v) get or derive
  27. (v) make a mark or lines on a surface
  28. (v) make, formulate, or derive in the mind
  29. (v) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
  30. (v) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
  31. (v) take liquid out of a container or well
  32. (v) give a description of
  33. (v) select or take in from a given group or region
  34. (v) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
  35. (v) suck in or take (air)
  36. (v) move or go steadily or gradually
  37. (v) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
  38. (v) choose at random
  39. (v) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
  40. (v) bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
  41. (v) cause to flow
  42. (v) write a legal document or paper
  43. (v) engage in drawing
  44. (v) move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
  45. (v) allow a draft


  1. Draw 10,000 ten-inch lines, and you end up with a dynamic pattern of vector formations.
  2. Like many here, al-A'ghayde is wary of the government, and he is quick to draw comparisons between the dissolution of the SOIs and the disbanding of the Iraqi army.
  3. It takes time to draw and redraw, and to study his facial structure.


  1. Artists draw attention in Paint San Clemente contest

    Nearly 120 artists are in San Clemente for the 12th annual Paint San Clemente plein-air art competition, which started Saturday afternoon with a Quick Draw contest in which artists had three hours to paint scenes of their choice from Avenida Del Mar to the Pier Bowl.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Orange County Register

  2. First Round Draw, 2013-2014 DFB Pokal: Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke draw amateur sides

    The draw for the 2013-2014 DFB Pokal has taken place, and as always it pits the big boys of Germany against the "minnows" in the first round. Eight out of last season's top ten in the Bundesliga will travel to face amateur sides when the first round kicks off in August.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  3. 'Draw Your Dad' winners to be announced Sunday

    Judging our "Draw Your Dad" is complete, and winners will be announced Sunday in our special Father's Day edition.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Brockton Enterprise


  1. Noting the unemployment report, Obama said: "I am sure that at the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, members of the Senate are reading these same numbers this morning. I hope they share my sense of urgency and draw the same, unmistakable conclusion:...
    on Feb 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "Those decisions will be based on a calm assessment by our military commanders on the conditions on the ground, not reaction by Washington politicians to poll results in the media," said Bush. "In other words, when we begin to draw down...
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: President Bush Source: CNN International

  3. "We'll take more out of a draw than they will," said US goalkeeper Tim Howard, the man of the match. "They're going to feel like they should have won the game."
    on Jun 13, 2010 By: Tim Howard Source: The Associated Press

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