drawn drawn  /d ˈrɔn/


  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. (adj) showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
  17. (adj) having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut
  18. (n) a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  19. (n) an entertainer who attracts large audiences
  20. (n) the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
  21. (n) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
  22. (n) a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
  23. (n) a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
  24. (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
  25. (n) poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
  26. (n) the act of drawing or hauling something
  27. (v) cause to move by pulling
  28. (v) get or derive
  29. (v) make a mark or lines on a surface
  30. (v) make, formulate, or derive in the mind
  31. (v) bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
  32. (v) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
  33. (v) take liquid out of a container or well
  34. (v) give a description of
  35. (v) select or take in from a given group or region
  36. (v) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
  37. (v) suck in or take (air)
  38. (v) move or go steadily or gradually
  39. (v) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
  40. (v) choose at random
  41. (v) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
  42. (v) bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
  43. (v) cause to flow
  44. (v) write a legal document or paper
  45. (v) engage in drawing
  46. (v) move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
  47. (v) allow a draft


  1. Its roster of supporting characters is as broad, delightful and well-drawn as any ensemble drama's.
  2. The film, written by 11 guys, and directed by David Silverman in the old-fashioned, hand-drawn way, looks surprisingly spiffy on the big screen.
  3. I intended no such inference to be drawn.


  1. Serena: I apologized to Maria over Rolling Stone article

    Serena Williams refused to get drawn into a pre-Wimbledon war of words with Maria Sharapova Sunday -- claiming she had apologized to her Russian rival for comments made about her personal life.
    on June 24, 2013     Source: CNN

  2. The Great Twinkie Drought Ends on July 15

    One of the most drawn out snack nightmares will soon be over. Hostess announced today that Twinkies, CupCakes and Donettes will all be returning to store shelves on July 15. The Associated Press' Christine Choi reports Hostess' new owners are finally putting Twinkies back on shelves in the middle of July after a near eight month absence. Recognizing that the world has been waiting with bated ...
    on June 24, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Andy Murray Drawn in Same Half as Federer and Nadal at Wimbledon

    U.S. Open champion Andy Murray was drawn in the same half as defending champion Roger Federer and two-time winner Rafael Nadal at next week’s Wimbledon tennis championships.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "I'm resigning rather than put my family through a painful drawn out process," Souder said at a hastily called news conference in his home district in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    on May 18, 2010 By: Mark Souder Source: Reuters

  2. Gates also said that the military remains on track to begin pulling out troops in July of 2011, though "the pace with which we draw down -- and how many we drawn down -- is going to be conditions-based."
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Robert Gates Source: USA Today

  3. In the aftermath of the published remarks, Watson told an audience in London: "To all those who have drawn the inference from my words that Africa, as a continent, is somehow genetically inferior, I can only apologize unreservedly."
    on Oct 25, 2007 By: James Watson Source: International Herald Tribune

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affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /