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  Dictionary Definition of draw


-- verb ( drew , drawn, drawing )
-- verb (t)
1. (often followed by along, away, in, out, off, etc.) to cause to come as by a pulling force; pull; drag; lead.
2. to bring or take out, as from a receptacle or source: to draw water, blood, tears, teeth.
3. to bring towards oneself or itself, as by inherent force or influence; attract: draw a crowd ; draw flak.
4. to pick or choose at random.
5. a. to be dealt or take (a card) from the pack. b. Bridge to remove (trumps, or outstanding cards of a given suit) from an opponent's hand.
6. to sketch in lines or words; delineate; depict: to draw a picture.
7. to mark out; trace.
8. to frame or formulate, as a distinction.
9. to take in, as by sucking or inhaling.
10. to get; derive; deduce: to draw a conclusion.
11. to disembowel (a fowl, etc.).
12. to drain (a pond, etc.) by a channel, etc.
13. to pull out to full or greater length; stretch; make by attenuating, as wire.
14. to wrinkle or shrink by contraction.
15. Medicine to digest and cause to discharge: to draw an abscess by a poultice.
16. to write or sign (an order, draft, or bill of exchange).
17. Nautical (of a boat) to displace (a certain depth of water).
18. Sport to leave (a contest) undecided.
19. Sport to be placed in (a certain position) for the start of a race: to draw a good position.
20. Archery to pull back the bowstring and arrow of (a bow) preparatory to shooting the arrow.
21. Billiards to cause to recoil after impact, as if pulled back.
22. to search (a covert) for game.
23. Curling to toss (the stone) gently.
-- verb (i)
24. to exert a pulling, moving, or attracting force: a sail draws by being filled with wind and properly trimmed.
25. to be drawn; move ( on, off, out, etc.) as under a pulling force: the day draws near.
26. (often followed by on ) to take out a sword, pistol, etc., for action: to draw on an opponent.
27. to use or practise the art of tracing figures; practise drawing.
28. to shrink or contract.
29. Medicine to act as an irritant or to cause blister