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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Drew  \Drew\,  imp. 
  of  {Draw}. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Drew,  MS  (city,  FIPS  20020) 
  Location:  33.80981  N,  90.53042  W 
  Population  (1990):  2349  (877  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  38737 




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