Definition of Drawing

1. Noun. An illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper. "It is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"

Generic synonyms: Art, Artwork, Graphics, Nontextual Matter
Specialized synonyms: Frame
Derivative terms: Draw, Draw

2. Noun. A representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines. "He did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"

3. Noun. The creation of artistic pictures or diagrams. "He learned drawing from his father"
Exact synonyms: Drafting, Draftsmanship
Generic synonyms: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Specialized synonyms: Pyrography, Tracing
Derivative terms: Draftsman, Draftsman, Draw

4. Noun. Players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots.
Exact synonyms: Lottery
Specialized synonyms: Tombola, Lucky Dip, Numbers, Numbers Game, Numbers Pool, Numbers Racket, Raffle, Sweepstakes
Generic synonyms: Gambling Game, Game Of Chance
Derivative terms: Draw

5. Noun. Act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source. "The drawing of water from the well"
Exact synonyms: Drawing Off
Specialized synonyms: Derivation, Derivation
Generic synonyms: Drain
Derivative terms: Draw

6. Noun. The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling.
Exact synonyms: Draft, Draught
Generic synonyms: Pull, Pulling
Derivative terms: Draw

Definition of Drawing

1. n. The act of pulling, or attracting.

Definition of Drawing

1. Verb. (present participle of draw) ¹

2. Noun. A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper. ¹

3. Noun. The act of producing such a picture. ¹

4. Noun. Such acts practiced as a graphic art form. ¹

5. Noun. An act or event in which the outcome (e.g., designating a winner) is selected by chance in the form of a blind draw, notably of lots; especially such a contest in which a winning name or number is selected randomly by removing (or drawing) it from a container, popularly a hat). ¹

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Definition of Drawing

1. a portrayal in lines of a form or figure [n -S]

Drawing Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drawing

drawer sign
drawer test
drawing (current term)
drawing-room car
drawing board
drawing boards
drawing card
drawing chalk
drawing dead
drawing hand
drawing hands
drawing ink
drawing live
drawing lots
drawing off
drawing out
drawing paper

Literary usage of Drawing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1878)
"Hand-book of Map drawing, 66 с But. Hodge's Linear Perspective, 75 с Put. ... Mahan's Industrial drawing, $3.50 Wil. Maycock'8 Industrial drawing Books, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of Architecture, Carpentry and Building: A General Reference Work by American School, Chicago, American Technical Society (1909)
"drawing is the method used to show graphically the small details of ... A brief inspection of an accurate, well-executed drawing gives a better idea of a ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"Sir Richard Southwell (in the Uffizi at Florence, drawing at Windsor), Sir John Russell (at Woburn Abbey, drawing at Windsor), Sir William Butts (formerly ..."

4. China by Robert Kennaway Douglas (1882)
"CHAPTER X. drawing. j,HE art of drawing is held in great esteem in China, and the works of the most renowned artists are eagerly sought after, ..."

5. Modern Engineering Practice: A Reference Library by American School (Chicago, Ill.) (1906)
"MECHANICAL drawing. The subject of mechanical drawing is of great interest and ... drawing is the method used to show graphically the small details of ..."

6. The Massachusetts Teacher and Journal of Home and School Education by Massachusetts Teachers Association (1873)
"TmĀ« series of Text-Books on drawing, which will be completed daring the year, ... Starling with the idea that drawing Is a study as easily mastered as ..."

7. Cyclopedia of Architecture, Carpentry and Building: A General Reference Work by American School, (Chicago, Ill.) (1907)
"Out side of its general educational value freehand drawing is as absolutely ... The essential problem of most drawing is to express length, breadth, ..."

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