(noun, verb)


1. a gully that is shallower than a ravine

Definition categories: object, gully

2. an entertainer who attracts large audiences

- he was the biggest drawing card they had

Similar word(s): attracter, attraction, attractor

Definition categories: person, entertainer

3. the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided

- the game ended in a draw

Similar word(s): standoff, tie

Definition categories: event, finish

4. anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

- the luck of the draw

Similar word(s): lot

Definition categories: man–made, object

5. a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack

- he got a pair of kings in the draw

Definition categories: man–made

6. a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer

Similar word(s): hook, hooking

Definition categories: act, swing

7. (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

Definition categories: act, run, running

8. poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer

- he played only draw and stud

Definition categories: act, poker

9. the act of drawing or hauling something

Similar word(s): haul, haulage

Definition categories: act, pull, pulling

Sentences with draw as a noun:

- The draw is on Saturday.


1. cause to move by pulling

- draw a wagon

Similar word(s): pull

Definition categories: contact, displace, move

2. get or derive

Similar word(s): reap

Definition categories: possession, derive, gain

3. make a mark or lines on a surface

- draw a line

Similar word(s): delineate, describe, line, trace

Definition categories: contact, mark

4. make, formulate, or derive in the mind

- I draw a line here

- draw a conclusion

- draw parallels

Similar word(s): make

Definition categories: cognition

5. bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

- draw a weapon

Similar word(s): pull

Definition categories: motion, remove, take, withdraw

6. represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

- Draw me a horse

Definition categories: creation, interpret, represent

7. take liquid out of a container or well

Definition categories: motion, remove, take, withdraw

8. give a description of

Similar word(s): depict, describe

Definition categories: communication, exposit, expound

9. select or take in from a given group or region

- The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population

Definition categories: cognition, choose, select, take

10. elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.

Definition categories: emotion, arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

11. suck in or take (air)

- draw a deep breath

- draw on a cigarette

Similar word(s): drag, puff

Definition categories: consumption, inhale, inspire

12. move or go steadily or gradually

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

13. remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

Similar word(s): withdraw

Definition categories: possession, remove, take, withdraw

14. choose at random

- draw a card

Similar word(s): cast

Definition categories: competition, go, move

15. earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

Similar word(s): get

Definition categories: creation, effect, effectuate

16. 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

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

17. cause to flow

Definition categories: motion, remove, take, withdraw

18. write a legal document or paper

- The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office

Definition categories: creation, compose, indite, pen, write

19. engage in drawing

- He spent the day drawing in the garden

Definition categories: creation, create

20. move or pull so as to cover or uncover something

- draw the shades

- draw the curtains

Definition categories: contact, close, shut

21. allow a draft

- This chimney draws very well

Definition categories: stative, be

22. require a specified depth for floating

- This boat draws 70 inches

Definition categories: stative, ask, demand, involve, necessitate, need, postulate, require, take

23. pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him

- in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

Similar word(s): quarter

Definition categories: social, kill

24. cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

Similar word(s): pull

Definition categories: motion, displace, move

25. take in, also metaphorically

Similar word(s): absorb, imbibe, suck

Definition categories: contact

26. direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

Similar word(s): attract, pull

Definition categories: contact, draw, pull

27. thread on or as if on a string

Similar word(s): string, thread

Definition categories: contact, arrange

28. stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow)

- The archers were drawing their bows

Definition categories: contact, stretch

29. pass over, across, or through

Similar word(s): guide, pass, run

Definition categories: contact

30. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.

Similar word(s): tie

Definition categories: competition, equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match

31. contract

Definition categories: change, deform

32. reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die

- draw wire

Definition categories: change, thin

33. steep; pass through a strainer

- draw pulp from the fruit

Definition categories: change, infuse, steep

34. remove the entrails of

- draw a chicken

Similar word(s): disembowel, eviscerate

Definition categories: change, remove, take, withdraw

35. flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching

- draw steel

Definition categories: change, form, shape

36. cause to localize at one point

- Draw blood and pus

Definition categories: body, localise, localize

Sentences with draw as a verb:

- He tried to draw a conclusion from the facts.

- Tea is much nicer if you let it draw for three minutes before pouring.

- to draw money from a bank

- Draw near to the fire and I will tell you a tale.

- to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange

- This horse draws well.

- A ship's sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind.

- The carriage draws easily.

- You should draw the curtains at night.

- At the start of their turn, each player must draw a card.

- draw water from a well;  draw water for a bath;  the wound drew blood

- A ship draws ten feet of water.

- A chimney or flue draws.

- The circuit draws three hundred watts.

- to draw a mass of metal into wire

- She had to draw upon her experience to solve the problem.

- He will be hanged, drawn and quartered.

- The winning lottery numbers were drawn every Tuesday.

- Jill has four diamonds; she'll try to draw for a flush.