Definitions of draw:
- noun: the act of drawing or hauling something
- noun: poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
Example: "He played only draw and stud"
- 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 playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
Example: "He got a pair of kings in the draw"
- noun: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
Example: "The luck of the draw"
- noun: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
Example: "The game ended in a draw"
- noun: a gully that is shallower than a ravine
- noun: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
- noun: an entertainer who attracts large audiences
Example: "He was the biggest drawing card they had"
- verb: move or go steadily or gradually
- verb: cause to flow
- verb: pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
Example: "In the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
- verb: require a specified depth for floating
Example: "This boat draws 70 inches"
- verb: allow a draft
Example: "This chimney draws very well"
- verb: steep; pass through a strainer
Example: "Draw pulp from the fruit"
- verb: reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
Example: "Draw wire"
- verb: contract
- verb: bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
Example: "She was drawn to despair"
- verb: select or take in from a given group or region
Example: "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
- verb: make, formulate, or derive in the mind
Example: "I draw a line here"
- verb: cause to localize at one point
Example: "Draw blood and pus"
- verb: choose at random
Example: "Draw a card"
- verb: move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
Example: "Draw the shades"
- verb: flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
Example: "Draw steel"
- verb: in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
- verb: engage in drawing
Example: "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
- verb: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
Example: "Draw me a horse"
- verb: write a legal document or paper
Example: "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
- verb: elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
- verb: take liquid out of a container or well
- verb: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Example: "Draw a weapon"
- verb: get or derive
- verb: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
- verb: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
- verb: pull back the sling of (a bow)
Example: "The archers were drawing their bows"
- verb: cause to move along the ground by pulling
Example: "Draw a wagon"
- verb: make a mark or lines on a surface
Example: "Draw a line"
- verb: give a description of
- verb: suck in or take (air)
Example: "Draw a deep breath"
- verb: guide or pass over something
- verb: thread on or as if on a string
- verb: remove the entrails of
Example: "Draw a chicken"
- verb: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
- verb: take in, also metaphorically
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