Definition of Draw


  • the act of drawing or hauling something
    "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
  • poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
    "he played only draw and stud"
    - draw poker
  • (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
    - draw play
  • a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
    "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
  • a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
    "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
  • anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
    "the luck of the draw"
    "they drew lots for it"
  • 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"
  • an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
    - drawing card
  • a gully that is shallower than a ravine


  • cause to localize at one point
    "Draw blood and pus"
  • flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
    "draw steel"
  • remove the entrails of
    "draw a chicken"
  • steep
    pass through a strainer
    "draw pulp from the fruit"
  • reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
    "draw wire"
  • contract
    "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
  • finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
    "The teams drew a tie"
  • pass over, across, or through
    "He ran his eyes over her body"
    "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"
    "He drew her hair through his fingers"
  • stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)
    "The archers were drawing their bows"
    - pull 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"
  • 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"
    - pull in - draw in
  • take in, also metaphorically
    "The sponge absorbs water well"
    "She drew strength from the minister's words"
    - soak up - sop up - suck up - take in - take up
  • 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"
  • 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"
    - draw and quarter
  • require a specified depth for floating
    "This boat draws 70 inches"
  • allow a draft
    "This chimney draws very well"
  • move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
    "draw the shades"
    "draw the curtains"
  • engage in drawing
    "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  • write a legal document or paper
    "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
  • cause to flow
    "The nurse drew blood"
  • 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"
  • earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
    "He drew a base on balls"
  • choose at random
    "draw a card"
    "cast lots"
  • 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"
    - take out - draw off
  • move or go steadily or gradually
    "The ship drew near the shore"
  • suck in or take (air)
    "draw a deep breath"
    "draw on a cigarette"
  • 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"
  • select or take in from a given group or region
    "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
  • give a description of
    "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
  • take liquid out of a container or well
    "She drew water from the barrel"
    - 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"
  • 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"
    - pull out - get out - take out
  • 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?"
  • make a mark or lines on a surface
    "draw a line"
    "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  • get or derive
    "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
  • cause to move by pulling
    "draw a wagon"
    "pull a sled"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble draw

12 unscramble word found using the letters draw.

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