(noun, verb)


1. an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper

- it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7

Definition categories: communication, art, artwork, graphics

2. a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

- drawings of abstract forms

- he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures

Definition categories: man–made, representation

3. the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams

- he learned drawing from his father

Similar word(s): drafting, draftsmanship

Definition categories: act, art

4. players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots

Similar word(s): lottery

Definition categories: act

5. act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

- the drawing of water from the well

Definition categories: act, drain

6. the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

Similar word(s): draft, draught

Definition categories: act, pull, pulling


1. present participle of draw