What is the definition of draw?

Definitions for draw

  • verb - cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"
  • noun - the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
  • verb - flatten
  • verb - remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken"
  • verb - steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
  • verb - reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"
  • verb - contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
  • noun - poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud"
  • verb - 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"
  • noun - (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
  • noun - a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
  • verb - select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
  • verb - make
  • verb - give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
  • verb - choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"
  • verb - finish a game with an equal number of points
  • verb - suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
  • verb - pass over
  • verb - move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
  • verb - stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"
  • verb - thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
  • verb - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
  • verb - 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"
  • verb - take in
  • verb - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
  • verb - earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls"
  • verb - engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  • verb - represent by making a drawing of
  • verb - write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
  • verb - elicit responses
  • verb - take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
  • verb - bring
  • verb - move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"
  • verb - cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
  • verb - cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon
  • verb - get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
  • verb - remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2
  • verb - pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities
  • verb - require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
  • verb - allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
  • noun - a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
  • noun - anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"
  • noun - 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
  • noun - a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun - an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
  • Pronounciation of draw

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    Synonyms for draw

    hooking standoff attracter haul draw poker drawing card haulage draw play attraction hook lot attractor eviscerate cast guide string attract suck suck up line pull out draw off make tie run thread pull in imbibe take in delineate get out quarter describe puff pass pull draw in soak up take up get reap draw and quarter disembowel depict drag pull back force absorb sop up trace take out withdraw

    Antonyms for draw

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    Holonyms for draw

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    Hypernyms for draw

    pulling running play swing object entertainer poker running game physical object poker game run golf stroke finish pull running golf shot playing card gully take infuse deform alter create by mental act exposit match inhale shut displace effect interpret indite kindle provoke gain postulate call for localize shape take away thin modify choose create mentally move equalize inspire stretch draw effectuate write arouse evoke travel kill need demand localise form withdraw change shape select set forth go equalise breathe in arrange force create compose elicit fire locomote necessitate require be remove steep change form change pick out expound equal equate close set up mark represent pen enkindle raise derive ask involve

    Hyponyms for draw

    towage dead heat stalemate tow outline bead adduct plunk haul pull yank pull off get mop up construct pencil project chequer plot chalk out syphon suck unsheathe divert disinvest suppurate represent adumbrate wire abduct pick hale pull in jerk pick off retract mop inscribe limn crayon charcoal cartoon milk siphon off rack cheque hive off mature delineate rub twitch stretch tug cart draw winch catch bring blot circumscribe rule check doodle shade pump sluice deglycerolize check out overdraw sketch thread pull back pluck drag attract draw in tweak arrest wipe up sponge up write chalk checker diagram fill in siphon tap deglycerolise dip divest

    Meronyms for draw

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    Sounds like draw

    dairy dare Dari Darrow Datura dead air dear dearie deary death adder death row deer Deere deodar derriere deter detour Dewar diarrhea diarrhoea diary didder dietary dieter Dior dire dither dodder dodderer doddery