Definition of 'draw'
- a gully that is shallower than a ravine
- an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
Synonyms: drawing card attraction attractor attracter
- the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
Synonyms: standoff tie
- anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"
- a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
- a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
Synonyms: hook hooking
- (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
Synonyms: draw play
- poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud"
Synonyms: draw poker
- the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
Synonyms: haul haulage
- cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
Synonyms: pull force
Antonyms: push force
- get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
- make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
Synonyms: trace line describe delineate
- make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?"
- bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
Synonyms: pull pull out get out take out
- represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
- take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
Synonyms: take out
- give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
Synonyms: describe depict
- select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
- elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
- suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
Synonyms: puff drag
- move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"
- remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
Synonyms: withdraw take out draw off
Antonyms: deposit bank
- choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"
- earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls"
- bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close"
- cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
- write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
- engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
- move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
- allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
- require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
- pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
Synonyms: quarter draw and quarter
- cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
- take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
Synonyms: absorb suck imbibe soak up sop up suck up take in take up
- direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "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"
Synonyms: attract pull pull in draw in
Antonyms: repel drive repulse force back push back beat back
- thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
Synonyms: string thread
- pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"
Synonyms: pull back
- guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
Synonyms: guide run pass
- finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
- contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
- reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"
- steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
- remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken"
Synonyms: disembowel eviscerate
- flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
- cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"