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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draw  \Draw\,  v.  t. 
  1.  In  various  games: 
  a  (Cricket)  To  play  (a  short-length  ball  directed  at  the 
  leg  stump)  with  an  inclined  bat  so  as  to  deflect  the 
  ball  between  the  legs  and  the  wicket. 
  b  (Golf)  To  hit  (the  ball)  with  the  toe  of  the  club  so 
  that  it  is  deflected  toward  the  left 
  c  (Billiards)  To  strike  (the  cue  ball)  below  the  center 
  so  as  to  give  it  a  backward  rotation  which  causes  it 
  to  take  a  backward  direction  on  striking  another  ball. 
  d  (Curling)  To  throw  up  (the  stone)  gently. 
 
  2.  To  leave  (a  contest)  undecided;  as  the  battle  or  game  was 
  drawn. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draw  \Draw\,  n. 
  1.  The  result  of  drawing,  or  state  of  being  drawn;  specif.: 
  a  A  drawn  battle,  game,  or  the  like 
  b  The  spin  or  twist  imparted  to  a  ball,  or  the  like  by 
  a  drawing  stroke. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  drawn  or  is  subject  to  drawing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draw  \Draw\  (dr[add]),  v.  t.  [imp.  {Drew}  (dr[udd]);  p.  p. 
  {Drawn}  (dr[add]n);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Drawing}.]  [OE. 
  dra[yogh]en,  drahen  draien,  drawen,  AS  dragan;  akin  to 
  Icel.  &  Sw  draga,  Dan.  drage  to  draw,  carry,  and  prob.  to 
  OS  dragan  to  bear,  carry,  D.  dragen,  G.  tragen  Goth. 
  dragan;  cf  Skr.  dhraj  to  move  along  glide;  and  perh.  akin 
  to  Skr.  dhar  to  hold  bear.  [root]73.  Cf  2d  {Drag},  {Dray}  a 
  cart,  1st  {Dredge}.] 
  1.  To  cause  to  move  continuously  by  force  applied  in  advance 
  of  the  thing  moved  to  pull  along  to  haul;  to  drag;  to 
  cause  to  follow 
 
  He  cast  him  down  to  ground,  and  all  along  Drew  him 
  through  dirt  and  mire  without  remorse.  --Spenser. 
 
  He  hastened  to  draw  the  stranger  into  a  private 
  room  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  Do  not  rich  men  oppress  you  and  draw  you  before  the 
  judgment  seats?  --James  ii  6. 
 
  The  arrow  is  now  drawn  to  the  head.  --Atterbury. 
 
  2.  To  influence  to  move  or  tend  toward  one's  self  to 
  exercise  an  attracting  force  upon  to  call  towards  itself 
  to  attract;  hence  to  entice;  to  allure;  to  induce. 
 
  The  poet  Did  feign  that  Orpheus  drew  trees,  stones, 
  and  floods.  --Shak. 
 
  All  eyes  you  draw,  and  with  the  eyes  the  heart. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  come  out  for  one's  use  or  benefit;  to  extract; 
  to  educe;  to  bring  forth;  as: 
  a  To  bring  or  take  out  or  to  let  out  from  some 
  receptacle,  as  a  stick  or  post  from  a  hole,  water  from 
  a  cask  or  well  etc 
 
  The  drew  out  the  staves  of  the  ark.  --2  Chron. 
  v.  9. 
 
  Draw  thee  waters  for  the  siege.  --Nahum  iii. 
  14. 
 
  I  opened  the  tumor  by  the  point  of  a  lancet 
  without  drawing  one  drop  of  blood.  --Wiseman. 
  b  To  pull  from  a  sheath,  as  a  sword. 
 
  I  will  draw  my  sword,  my  hand  shall  destroy 
  them  --Ex.  xv  9. 
  c  To  extract;  to  force  out  to  elicit;  to  derive. 
 
  Spirits,  by  distillations,  may  be  drawn  out  of 
  vegetable  juices,  which  shall  flame  and  fume  of 
  themselves.  --Cheyne. 
 
  Until  you  had  drawn  oaths  from  him  --Shak. 
  d  To  obtain  from  some  cause  or  origin;  to  infer  from 
  evidence  or  reasons;  to  deduce  from  premises;  to 
  derive. 
 
  We  do  not  draw  the  moral  lessons  we  might  from 
  history.  --Burke. 
  e  To  take  or  procure  from  a  place  of  deposit;  to  call 
  for  and  receive  from  a  fund,  or  the  like  as  to  draw 
  money  from  a  bank. 
  f  To  take  from  a  box  or  wheel,  as  a  lottery  ticket;  to 
  receive  from  a  lottery  by  the  drawing  out  of  the 
  numbers  for  prizes  or  blanks;  hence  to  obtain  by  good 
  fortune;  to  win;  to  gain;  as  he  drew  a  prize. 
  g  To  select  by  the  drawing  of  lots 
 
  Provided  magistracies  were  filled  by  men  freely 
  chosen  or  drawn.  --Freeman. 
 
  4.  To  remove  the  contents  of  as: 
  a  To  drain  by  emptying;  to  suck  dry. 
 
  Sucking  and  drawing  the  breast  dischargeth  the 
  milk  as  fast  as  it  can  generated.  --Wiseman. 
  b  To  extract  the  bowels  of  to  eviscerate;  as  to  draw  a 
  fowl;  to  hang,  draw,  and  quarter  a  criminal. 
 
  In  private  draw  your  poultry,  clean  your  tripe. 
  --King. 
 
  5.  To  take  into  the  lungs;  to  inhale;  to  inspire;  hence 
  also  to  utter  or  produce  by  an  inhalation;  to  heave. 
  ``Where  I  first  drew  air.''  --Milton. 
 
  Drew,  or  seemed  to  draw,  a  dying  groan.  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  To  extend  in  length;  to  lengthen;  to  protract;  to  stretch; 
  to  extend,  as  a  mass  of  metal  into  wire. 
 
  How  long  her  face  is  drawn!  --Shak. 
 
  And  the  huge  Offa's  dike  which  he  drew  from  the 
  mouth  of  Wye  to  that  of  Dee.  --J.  R.  Green. 
 
  7.  To  run,  extend,  or  produce,  as  a  line  on  any  surface; 
  hence  also  to  form  by  marking;  to  make  by  an  instrument 
  of  delineation;  to  produce,  as  a  sketch,  figure,  or 
  picture. 
 
  8.  To  represent  by  lines  drawn;  to  form  a  sketch  or  a  picture 
  of  to  represent  by  a  picture;  to  delineate;  hence  to 
  represent  by  words  to  depict;  to  describe. 
 
  A  flattering  painter  who  made  it  his  care  To  draw 
  men  as  they  ought  to  be  not  as  they  are 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  Can  I,  untouched,  the  fair  one's  passions  move  Or 
  thou  draw  beauty  and  not  feel  its  power?  --Prior. 
 
  9.  To  write  in  due  form  to  prepare  a  draught  of  as  to  draw 
  a  memorial,  a  deed,  or  bill  of  exchange. 
 
  Clerk,  draw  a  deed  of  gift.  --Shak. 
 
  10.  To  require  (so  great  a  depth,  as  of  water)  for  floating; 
  --  said  of  a  vessel;  to  sink  so  deep  in  (water);  as  a 
  ship  draws  ten  feet  of  water. 
 
  11.  To  withdraw.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Go  wash  thy  face,  and  draw  the  action  --Shak. 
 
  12.  To  trace  by  scent;  to  track;  --  a  hunting  term. 
 
  Note:  Draw,  in  most  of  its  uses,  retains  some  shade  of  its 
  original  sense  to  pull  to  move  forward  by  the 
  application  of  force  in  advance,  or  to  extend  in 
  length,  and  usually  expresses  an  action  as  gradual  or 
  continuous,  and  leisurely.  We  pour  liquid  quickly,  but 
  we  draw  it  in  a  continued  stream.  We  force  compliance 
  by  threats,  but  we  draw  it  by  gradual  prevalence.  We 
  may  write  a  letter  with  haste,  but  we  draw  a  bill  with 
  slow  caution  and  regard  to  a  precise  form  We  draw  a 
  bar  of  metal  by  continued  beating. 
 
  {To  draw  a  bow},  to  bend  the  bow  by  drawing  the  string  for 
  discharging  the  arrow. 
 
  {To  draw  a  cover},  to  clear  a  cover  of  the  game  it  contains. 
 
 
  {To  draw  a  curtain},  to  cause  a  curtain  to  slide  or  move 
  either  closing  or  unclosing.  ``Night  draws  the  curtain, 
  which  the  sun  withdraws.''  --Herbert. 
 
  {To  draw  a  line},  to  fix  a  limit  or  boundary. 
 
  {To  draw  back},  to  receive  back  as  duties  on  goods  for 
  exportation. 
 
  {To  draw  breath},  to  breathe.  --Shak. 
 
  {To  draw  cuts}  or  {lots}.  See  under  {Cut},  n. 
 
  {To  draw  in}. 
  a  To  bring  or  pull  in  to  collect. 
  b  To  entice;  to  inveigle. 
 
  {To  draw  interest},  to  produce  or  gain  interest. 
 
  {To  draw  off},  to  withdraw;  to  abstract.  --Addison. 
 
  {To  draw  on},  to  bring  on  to  occasion;  to  cause  ``War  which 
  either  his  negligence  drew  on  or  his  practices 
  procured.''  --Hayward. 
 
  {To  draw  one  out},  to  elicit  cunningly  the  thoughts  and 
  feelings  of  another. 
 
  {To  draw  out},  to  stretch  or  extend;  to  protract;  to  spread 
  out  --  ``Wilt  thou  draw  out  thine  anger  to  all 
  generations?''  --Ps.  lxxxv.  5.  ``Linked  sweetness  long 
  drawn  out.''  --Milton. 
 
  {To  draw  over},  to  cause  to  come  over  to  induce  to  leave  one 
  part  or  side  for  the  opposite  one 
 
  {To  draw  the  longbow},  to  exaggerate;  to  tell  preposterous 
  tales. 
 
  {To  draw  (one)}  {to  or  on  to}  (something),  to  move  to 
  incite,  to  induce.  ``How  many  actions  most  ridiculous  hast 
  thou  been  drawn  to  by  thy  fantasy?''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  draw  up}. 
  a  To  compose  in  due  form  to  draught;  to  form  in 
  writing. 
  b  To  arrange  in  order  as  a  body  of  troops;  to  array. 
  ``Drawn  up  in  battle  to  receive  the  charge.'' 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  {Draw},  {Drag}. 
 
  Usage:  Draw  differs  from  drag  in  this  that  drag  implies  a 
  natural  inaptitude  for  drawing,  or  positive 
  resistance;  it  is  applied  to  things  pulled  or  hauled 
  along  the  ground,  or  moved  with  toil  or  difficulty. 
  Draw  is  applied  to  all  bodies  moved  by  force  in 
  advance,  whatever  may  be  the  degree  of  force;  it 
  commonly  implies  that  some  kind  of  aptitude  or 
  provision  exists  for  drawing.  Draw  is  the  more  general 
  or  generic  term,  and  drag  the  more  specific.  We  say 
  the  horses  draw  a  coach  or  wagon,  but  they  drag  it 
  through  mire;  yet  draw  is  properly  used  in  both  cases. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draw  \Draw\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  pull  to  exert  strength  in  drawing  anything  to  have 
  force  to  move  anything  by  pulling;  as  a  horse  draws  well 
  the  sails  of  a  ship  draw  well 
 
  Note:  A  sail  is  said  to  draw  when  it  is  filled  with  wind. 
 
  2.  To  draw  a  liquid  from  some  receptacle,  as  water  from  a 
  well 
 
  The  woman  saith  unto  him  Sir,  thou  hast  nothing  to 
  draw  with  and  the  well  is  deep.  --John  iv  11. 
 
  3.  To  exert  an  attractive  force;  to  act  as  an  inducement  or 
  enticement. 
 
  Keep  a  watch  upon  the  particular  bias  of  their 
  minds,  that  it  may  not  draw  too  much  --Addison. 
 
  4.  (Med.)  To  have  efficiency  as  an  epispastic;  to  act  as  a 
  sinapism;  --  said  of  a  blister,  poultice,  etc 
 
  5.  To  have  draught,  as  a  chimney,  flue,  or  the  like  to 
  furnish  transmission  to  smoke,  gases,  etc 
 
  6.  To  unsheathe  a  weapon,  especially  a  sword. 
 
  So  soon  as  ever  thou  seest  him  draw;  and  as  thou 
  drawest,  swear  horrible.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  To  perform  the  act  or  practice  the  art,  of  delineation; 
  to  sketch;  to  form  figures  or  pictures.  ``Skill  in 
  drawing.''  --Locke. 
 
  8.  To  become  contracted;  to  shrink.  ``To  draw  into  less 
  room.''  --Bacon. 
 
  9.  To  move  to  come  or  go  literally,  to  draw  one's  self  -- 
  with  prepositions  and  adverbs;  as  to  draw  away  to  move 
  off  esp.  in  racing,  to  get  in  front;  to  obtain  the  lead 
  or  increase  it  to  draw  back  to  retreat;  to  draw  level, 
  to  move  up  even  (with  another);  to  come  up  to  or  overtake 
  another;  to  draw  off  to  retire  or  retreat;  to  draw  on  to 
  advance;  to  draw  up  to  form  in  array;  to  draw  near  nigh, 
  or  towards,  to  approach;  to  draw  together,  to  come 
  together,  to  collect. 
 
  10.  To  make  a  draft  or  written  demand  for  payment  of  money 
  deposited  or  due;  --  usually  with  on  or  upon 
 
  You  may  draw  on  me  for  the  expenses  of  your 
  journey.  --Jay. 
 
  11.  To  admit  the  action  of  pulling  or  dragging;  to  undergo 
  draught;  as  a  carriage  draws  easily. 
 
  12.  To  sink  in  water;  to  require  a  depth  for  floating. 
  ``Greater  hulks  draw  deep.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  draw  to  a  head}. 
  a  (Med.)  To  begin  to  suppurate;  to  ripen,  as  a  boil. 
  b  Fig.:  To  ripen,  to  approach  the  time  for  action  as 
  the  plot  draws  to  a  head. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Draw  \Draw\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  drawing;  draught. 
 
  2.  A  lot  or  chance  to  be  drawn. 
 
  3.  A  drawn  game  or  battle,  etc  [Colloq.] 
 
  4.  That  part  of  a  bridge  which  may  be  raised,  swung  round,  or 
  drawn  aside;  the  movable  part  of  a  drawbridge.  See  the 
  Note  under  {Drawbridge}.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  draw 
  n  1:  a  gully  that  is  shallower  than  a  ravine 
  2:  the  situation  in  a  contest  in  which  the  winner  is  undecided 
  at  the  end  "the  game  ended  in  a  draw";  "their  record  was 
  3  wins,  6  losses  and  a  tie"  [syn:  {standoff},  {tie}] 
  3:  an  entertainer  who  attracts  large  audiences;  "he  was  the 
  biggest  drawing  card  they  had"  [syn:  {drawing  card},  {attraction}] 
  4:  anything  (straws  or  pebbles  etc.)  taken  or  chosen  at  random; 
  "the  luck  of  the  draw"  or  "they  drew  lots  for  it"  [syn:  {lot}] 
  5:  a  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  [syn:  {hook}] 
  7:  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  play}] 
  8:  poker  in  which  a  player  can  discard  cards  and  receive 
  substitutes  from  the  dealer;  "he  played  only  draw  and 
  stud"  [syn:  {draw  poker}] 
  9:  the  act  of  drawing  or  hauling  something  "the  haul  up  the 
  hill  went  very  slowly"  [syn:  {haul},  {haulage}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  move  along  the  ground  by  pulling;  "draw  a  wagon"; 
  "pull  a  sled"  [syn:  {pull},  {force}]  [ant:  {push}] 
  2:  attract  or  elicit;  "The  school  attracts  students  with 
  artistic  talents";  "His  playing  drew  a  crowd"  [syn:  {attract}, 
  {fetch},  {pull},  {pull  in},  {draw  in}] 
  3:  get  or  derive;  "He  drew  great  benefits  from  his  membership 
  in  the  association"  [syn:  {reap}] 
  4:  make  a  mark  or  lines  on  a  surface;  "draw  a  line";  "draw  the 
  outlines  of  a  figure  in  the  sand";  "trace  an  animal  shape" 
  [syn:  {trace},  {line},  {outline},  {describe},  {delineate}] 
  5:  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:  {make}] 
  6:  bring  take  or  pull  out  of  a  container  or  from  under  a 
  cover;  "draw  a  weapon"  [syn:  {pull},  {pull  out},  {get  out}, 
  {take  out}] 
  7:  make  a  drawing  of  represent  by  drawing,  with  a  pencil, 
  chalk,  etc  on  a  surface;  "She  drew  an  elephant" 
  8:  take  liquid  out  of  a  container  or  well  "She  drew  water  from 
  the  barrel"  [syn:  {take  out}] 
  9:  give  a  description  of  "He  drew  an  elaborate  plan  of  attack" 
  [syn:  {describe},  {depict}] 
  10:  select  or  take  in  from  a  given  group  or  region;  "The 
  participants  in  the  experiment  were  drawn  from  a 
  representative  population" 
  11:  draw  responses,  such  as  objections,  criticism,  applause, 
  etc.;  "The  President's  comments  drew  sharp  criticism  from 
  the  Republicans";  "The  comedian  drew  a  lot  of  laughter" 
  12:  suck  in  or  take  as  of  air;  "draw  a  deep  breath";  draw  on  a 
  cigarette"  [syn:  {puff},  {drag}] 
  13:  move  or  go  steadily  or  gradually;  "The  crowd  is  drawing 
  nearer  to  the  square" 
  14:  remove  funds,  from  a  bank  account;  "She  drew  $2,000  from  the 
  account"  [syn:  {withdraw},  {take  out}]  [ant:  {deposit}] 
  15:  choose  at  random;  "draw  a  card";  "cast  lots"  [syn:  {cast}] 
  16:  in  baseball:  earn  or  achieve  a  base  by  being  walked  by  the 
  pitcher;  "He  drew  a  base  on  balls"  [syn:  {get}] 
  17:  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" 
  18:  cause  to  flow:  "draw  blood" 
  19:  write  a  legal  document  or  paper;  "The  will  was  drawn  when  he 
  was  89  years  old" 
  20:  engage  in  drawing;  "He  spent  the  day  drawing  in  the  garden" 
  21:  move  or  pull  so  as  to  cover  or  uncover  something  "draw  the 
  shades";  "draw  the  curtains" 
  22:  allow  a  draft;  "This  chimney  draws  very  well" 
  23:  require  a  specified  depth  for  floating;  "This  boat  draws  70 
  inches" 
  24:  be  able  to  take  in  as  of  liquids;  "The  sponge  absorbs  water 
  well"  [syn:  {absorb},  {suck},  {imbibe},  {soak  up},  {sop 
  up},  {suck  up},  {take  in},  {take  up}] 
  25:  to  gather  something  into  small  wrinkles  or  folds;  "She 
  puckered  her  lips,"  "This  material  drew  after  having  been 
  washed  in  hot  water"  [syn:  {pucker},  {rumple},  {cockle}, 
  {crumple},  {knit}] 
  26:  pull  back  the  sling  of  (a  bow);  "The  archers  were  drawing 
  their  bows"  [syn:  {pull  back}] 
  27:  finish  a  game  with  an  equal  number  of  points,  goals,  etc.; 
  "The  teams  drew  a  tie"  [syn:  {tie}] 
  28:  contract;  "Her  skin  drew  in  the  cold  air" 
  29:  reduce  the  diameter  of  (a  wire  or  metal  rod)  by  pulling  it 
  through  a  die;  "draw  wire" 
  30:  steep  in  or  as  if  in  the  manner  of  tea 
  31:  remove  the  entrails  of  "draw  a  chicken"  [syn:  {disembowel}, 
  {eviscerate}] 
  32:  flatten,  stretch,  or  mold  metal  or  glass,  by  rolling  or  by 
  pulling  it  through  a  die  or  by  stretching;  "draw  steel" 
  33:  cause  blood,  pus,  or  other  bodily  fluids  to  localize  at  one 
  point 




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