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Meaning of draw

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a gully that is shallower than a ravine
      2: an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the
         biggest drawing card they had" [syn: {drawing card}, {draw},
         {attraction}, {attractor}, {attracter}]
      3: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the
         winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their
         record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie" [syn: {draw},
         {standoff}, {tie}]
      4: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;
         "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" [syn: {draw},
      5: a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got
         a pair of kings in the draw"
      6: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed
         golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking" [syn: {hook},
         {draw}, {hooking}]
      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 [syn: {draw}, {draw play}]
      8: poker in which a player can discard cards and receive
         substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud"
         [syn: {draw}, {draw poker}]
      9: the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the
         hill went very slowly" [syn: {draw}, {haul}, {haulage}]
      v 1: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
           [syn: {pull}, {draw}, {force}] [ant: {force}, {push}]
      2: get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in
         the association" [syn: {reap}, {draw}]
      3: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the
         outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: {trace}, {draw},
         {line}, {describe}, {delineate}]
      4: make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here";
         "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate";
         "What do you make of his remarks?" [syn: {draw}, {make}]
      5: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a
         cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled
         a knife on his victim" [syn: {draw}, {pull}, {pull out}, {get
         out}, {take out}]
      6: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk,
         etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
      7: take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from
         the barrel" [syn: {draw}, {take out}]
      8: give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
         [syn: {describe}, {depict}, {draw}]
      9: select or take in from a given group or region; "The
         participants in the experiment were drawn from a
         representative population"
      10: elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause,
          etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from
          the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
      11: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a
          cigarette" [syn: {puff}, {drag}, {draw}]
      12: move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the
      13: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew
          $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies
          from the hospital's emergency bank" [syn: {withdraw},
          {draw}, {take out}, {draw off}] [ant: {bank}, {deposit}]
      14: choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" [syn: {draw},
      15: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He
          drew a base on balls" [syn: {draw}, {get}]
      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
      17: cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
      18: write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the
          lawyer's office"
      19: engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
      20: move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the
          shades"; "draw the curtains"
      21: allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
      22: require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70
      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" [syn: {draw},
          {quarter}, {draw and quarter}]
      24: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force
          upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A
          declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last
          quarter" [syn: {pull}, {draw}]
      25: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water
          well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words" [syn:
          {absorb}, {suck}, {imbibe}, {soak up}, {sop up}, {suck up},
          {draw}, {take in}, {take up}]
      26: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some
          psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks
          attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many
          potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The
          store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new
          customers" [syn: {attract}, {pull}, {pull in}, {draw}, {draw
          in}] [ant: {beat back}, {drive}, {force back}, {push back},
          {repel}, {repulse}]
      27: thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string";
          "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried
          cranberries" [syn: {string}, {thread}, {draw}]
      28: stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers
          were drawing their bows" [syn: {pull back}, {draw}]
      29: pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her
          body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He
          drew her hair through his fingers" [syn: {guide}, {run},
          {draw}, {pass}]
      30: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.;
          "The teams drew a tie" [syn: {tie}, {draw}]
      31: contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot
      32: reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it
          through a die; "draw wire"
      33: steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
      34: remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken" [syn: {disembowel},
          {eviscerate}, {draw}]
      35: flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by
          pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
      36: cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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