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draw meaning

EN[dɹɔː] [dɹɔ] [dɹɑ]
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  • 'Draw, drawing' , draws, or drawn may refer to:
  • Drawing, the result or the act of making an image with a writing utensil
  • A part of many card games
  • A part of a lottery
  • The act of wielding a weapon by removing from a sheath or holster - to "draw" a pistol or a knife
  • Drawing (manufacturing), a process where metal, glass, or plastic is stretched
  • Wire drawing
  • Draw (terrain), a terrain feature formed by two parallel ridges or spurs with low ground in between them

    Definition of draw in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdraws
    1. The result of a contest in which neither side has won; a tie.
      1. The game ended in a draw.
    2. The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.
      1. The draw is on Saturday.
    3. Something that attracts e.g. a crowd.
      1. (cricket) The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out. Different from a tie.
        1. (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade.
          1. (curling) A shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.
            1. (geography) A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
              1. COL Cannabis.
                1. In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
                  1. (poker) A situation in which one or more players has four cards of the same suit or four out of five necessary cards for a straight and requires a further card to make their flush or straight.
                    1. The player to your left immediately raises you the minimum by clicking the raise button. This action immediately suggests that he's on a draw
                  2. The schedule of games in a sports league - NRL Fixtures - 2011 NRL Draw.
                    1. (archery) The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.
                      1. (sports) The spin or twist imparted to a ball etc. by a drawing stroke.
                      2. VerbSGdrawsPRdrawingPTdrewPPdrawn
                        1. (heading) To move or develop something.
                          1. A flattering painter who made it his care / To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
                          2. He tried to draw a conclusion from the facts. ‎
                          3. Tea is much nicer if you let it draw for three minutes before pouring. ‎
                          4. to draw money from a bank ‎
                          5. Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes. [ …] She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world, and looked him full in the face now, drawing a deep breath which caused the round of her bosom to lift the lace at her throat.
                          6. We drew back from the cliff edge. ‎
                          7. The runners drew level with each other as they approached the finish line. ‎
                          8. Draw near to the fire and I will tell you a tale. ‎
                          9. We do not draw the moral lessons we might from history.
                          10. Go, wash thy face, and draw thy action.
                          11. to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange ‎
                        2. (heading) To exert or experience force.
                          1. “[…] No rogue e’er felt the halter draw, with a good opinion of the law, and perhaps my own detestation of the law arises from my having frequently broken it.  [ …] ”
                          2. This horse draws well. ‎
                          3. A ship's sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind. ‎
                          4. One fine day in the middle of the night, / two dead men got up to fight. / Back to back they faced each other, / Drew their swords and shot each other. ‎
                          5. The carriage draws easily. ‎
                          6. You should draw the curtains at night. ‎
                          7. At the start of their turn, each player must draw a card. ‎
                        3. (heading, fluidic) To remove or separate or displace.
                          1. draw water from a well;  draw water for a bath;  the wound drew blood ‎
                          2. Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the milk as fast as it can be generated.
                          3. until you had drawn oaths from him
                          4. A ship draws ten feet of water. ‎
                          5. A chimney or flue draws. ‎
                          6. The circuit draws three hundred watts. ‎
                        4. (heading) To change in size or shape.
                          1. to draw a mass of metal into wire ‎
                          2. to draw into less room
                        5. (heading) To attract or be attracted.
                          1. The citizens were afraid the casino would draw an undesirable element to their town.  I was drawn to her. ‎
                          2. On one of my expeditions, after a stormy night, at the end of March, the hounds drew all day without finding a fox.
                          3. In a desperately tight opening set, the pace and accuracy of the Serbian's groundstrokes began to draw errors from the usually faultless Nadal and earned him the first break point of the day at 5-4.
                          4. Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their minds, that it may not draw too much.
                        6. (Usually as draw on or draw upon): to rely on; utilize as a source.
                          1. She had to draw upon her experience to solve the problem. ‎
                        7. To disembowel.
                          1. He will be hanged, drawn and quartered. ‎
                        8. (transitive or intransitive) To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).
                          1. We drew last time we played.  I drew him last time I played him.  I drew my last game against him. ‎
                        9. A random selection process.
                          1. The winning lottery numbers were drawn every Tuesday. ‎
                          2. He drew a prize. ‎
                          3. Jill has four diamonds; she'll try to draw for a flush. ‎
                        10. (curling) To make a shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.
                          1. (cricket) To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket.
                            1. (golf) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
                              1. (billiards) To strike (the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.
                              2. More Examples
                                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                                  • Mr. Banks’ panama hat was in one hand, while the other drew a handkerchief across his perspiring brow.
                                  • During the winter, Mohawk Mountain Ski Area is a draw for those who like to hit the slopes where snowmaking was pioneered back in 1949.
                                  • Death by drawing and quartering usually dismembered the condemned person.
                                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                                  • Draw a three-dimensional, to-scale picture of the item you explored.
                                  • Draw nigh them daimonian! Why so fearest the Argives?
                                  • Drawing a deep, steadying breath, Barefoot smelled the machine oil of the well-kept smoke pole. His very first shot put an immediate stop to Swann's barraging of Jessie.
                                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                                  • and then he lucks in again and wins the office draw.
                                  • After Gervinho had been brilliantly denied an early shot on goal by Mats Hummels' outstretched boot, the German champions made a mockery of their fourth-seeding in this season's group-stage draw.
                                  • They created the better chances while Boro, looking every inch a troubled team, rarely looked like avoiding a third successive goalless home draw.
                              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                                1. Nouns
                                  • Countable nouns
                                  • Verbs
                                    • Intransitive verbs
                                      • Transitive verbs
                                        • Verbs by inflection type
                                          • Irregular verbs
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                                      Source: Wiktionary

                                      Meaning of draw for the defined word.

                                      Grammatically, this word "draw" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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