• Draw Definition & Synonyms
- (v. t.) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
- (v. i.) To become contracted; to shrink.
- (v. i.) To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon.
- (n.) That part of a bridge which may be raised, swung round, or drawn aside; the movable part of a drawbridge. See the Note under Drawbridge.
- (v. t.) To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize.
- (v. t.) To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to represent by words; to depict; to describe.
- (v. i.) To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well; the sails of a ship draw well.
- (v. t.) To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
- (v. i.) To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
- (v. t.) To cause to come out for ones use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from a cask or well, etc.
- (v. t.) To influence to move or tend toward ones self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.
- (n.) The act of drawing; draught.
- (v. t.) To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
- (n.) A drawn game or battle, etc.
- (v. t.) To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
- (v. t.) To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to cause to follow.
- (v. t.) To withdraw.
- (n.) A lot or chance to be drawn.
- (v. t.) To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.
- (v. i.) To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
- (v. t.) To select by the drawing of lots.
- (v. i.) To move; to come or go; literally, to draw ones self; -- with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level, to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, nigh, or towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect.
- (v. i.) To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.
- (v. i.) To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
- (v. t.) To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
- (v. t.) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw money from a bank.
- (v. i.) To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
- (v. i.) To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
- (v. t.) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
- (v. i.) To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures.
- (v. t.) To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
- (v. i.) To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc.
- (v. t.) To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating; -- said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a ship draws ten feet of water.
- (v. t.) To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface; hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or picture.
- (v. t.) To remove the contents of
- (v. t.) To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
- (n.) The spin or twist imparted to a ball, or the like, by a drawing stroke.
- (v. t.) To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn.
- (n.) A drawn battle, game, or the like.
- (n.) That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) To throw up (the stone) gently.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
- (n.) The result of drawing, or state of being drawn;
• Drawl Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A lengthened, slow monotonous utterance.
- (v. t.) To utter in a slow, lengthened tone.
- (v. i.) To speak with slow and lingering utterance, from laziness, lack of spirit, affectation, etc.
• Drawloom Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) A species of damask made on the drawloom.
- (n.) A kind of loom used in weaving figured patterns; -- called also drawboy.