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The Meaning of draw

  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
  • (v. t.) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
  • (v. t.) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To select by the drawing of lots.
  • (v. t.) To remove the contents of
  • (v. t.) To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
  • (v. t.) To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
  • (v. t.) To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
  • (v. t.) To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
  • (v. t.) 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.
  • (v. t.) To withdraw.
  • (v. t.) To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.
  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well.
  • (v. i.) To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
  • (v. i.) To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc.
  • (v. i.) To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
  • (v. i.) To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword.
  • (v. i.) To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures.
  • (v. i.) To become contracted; to shrink.
  • (v. i.) 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.
  • (v. i.) To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon.
  • (v. i.) To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
  • (v. i.) To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
  • (n.) The act of drawing; draught.
  • (n.) A lot or chance to be drawn.
  • (n.) A drawn game or battle, etc.
  • (n.) 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.

Synonyms

draw play , hook , lot , standoff , tie , haulage , drawing card , attracter , attraction , haul , hooking , attractor , draw poker , attractive feature , leader , attractiveness , magnet , loss leader , attractive force , crosstie , tie-up , linkup , necktie , repulsion , tie-in , affiliation , sleeper , association , railroad tie , tie beam , link , tidy sum , fortune , fate , peck , mint , band , plenty , batch , raft , quite a little , passel , good deal , pile , muckle , stack , mountain , sight , circumstances , destiny , deal , portion , wad , flock , hatful , mickle , slew , heap , luck , mess , bunch , mass , caboodle , spate , set , great deal , pot , circle , bait , claw , come-on , sweetener , lure , hook shot , crotchet , catch , absorb , take in , pressure , suck up , pull in , attract , get , overstretch , thread , quarter , ram , string , perpetrate , pull back , commit , depict , guide , describe , drag , disembowel , thrust , suck , delineate , deplumate , rive , make , hale , soak up , cast , storm , pull , get out , take out , drive , coerce , draw and quarter , root for , push , sop up , puff , reap , draw out , pass , squeeze , pluck , imbibe , impel , deplume , pull up , line , withdraw , pull out , force , draw off , wedge , run , tear , rend , trace , extract , draw in , rip , displume , take up , eviscerate , harvest , glean , distinguish , account , hunt , decipher , hound , key out , key , specify , report , outline , run along , retrace , define , limn , follow , delimit , identify , name , delimitate , discover , wee-wee , take , hit , bring in , construct , ca-ca , stool , have , piddle , hold , piss , constitute , do , reach , earn , stimulate , get to , shit , defecate , lay down , pass water , make water , crap , take a shit , pretend , cook , gain , ready , attain , establish , realize , create , make up , give , induce , form , pee , wee , prepare , micturate , score , build , make believe , throw , arrive at , pee-pee , relieve oneself , spend a penny , puddle , take a crap , clear , produce , nominate , progress to , take a leak , cause , urinate , work , fix , realise , seduce , escape , back down , bow out , bring out , omit , get around , remove , move out , unpack , exclude , buy food , chicken out , take away , get off , excerpt , get away , ask out , except , exit , get by , go out , leave out , invite out , break , back off , leave off , leave , portray , show , picture , render , puff out , puff up , get behind , scuff , chuff , whiff , sweep up , tangle , hang back , trail , cart , sweep , heave , huff , gasp , blow up , drag on , dredge , drop back , drag in , pant , drop behind , embroil , drag out , pull away , recall , draw away , retire , crawfish , crawfish out , disengage , seclude , sequestrate , pull in one's horns , call back , move back , adjourn , call in , recede , swallow , sequester , back out , draw back , unsay , take back , retreat , back away , pull off , roam , project , ramble , wander , hurl , mold , rove , put , redact , roll , frame , drop , vomit up , mould , throw off , throw up , contrive , retch , purge , tramp , disgorge , shed , shake off , chuck , stray , range , swan , regurgitate , throw away , cast off , vagabond , hurtle , spue , cat , vomit , spew , honk , regorge , upchuck , drift , be sick , barf , sick , couch , puke , receive , mystify , experience , develop , become , sustain , pose , scram , go , sire , pay back , suffer , stick , set about , get under one's skin , incur , contract , bring forth , grow , dumbfound , beat , start , set out , arrest , bring , bewilder , mother , buzz off , let , obtain , beget , puzzle , flummox , amaze , find , vex , engender , start out , capture , aim , perplex , stupefy , gravel , fuck off , fetch , father , begin , get down , arrive , generate , convey , acquire , come , pay off , bugger off , nonplus , commence , baffle , billet , canton , plunge , occupy , ingest , assume , resume , borrow , lactate , overhear , take over , consume , suckle , adopt , scoop , fellate , bootlick , drink , gather in , steep , gull , collect , lift out , fool , sidle up , breastfeed , put one across , truckle , go down on , seize on , fasten on , blow , strike , latch on , see , befool , hook on , wet-nurse , suck in , cotton up , shine up , scoop up , cozy up , cod , toady , sorb , engage , dupe , put on , kowtow , engulf , view , kotow , immerse , engross , invite , play up , give suck , slang , watch , fawn , put one over , scoop out , assimilate , nurse , retract , curl up , appeal , get in , move in , curl , close in , string up , wind , meander , string along , weave , pass along , break away , elapse , head , endure , lead , go past , tend , put across , carry , operate , hand , take to the woods , occur , function , turn tail , top , go by , snuff it , excrete , bunk , spend , slide by , make it , evanesce , turn over , happen , ply , flow , track down , prevail , authorise , execute , die hard , steer , incline , guide on , drop dead , egest , conk , go on , lam , scarper , return , campaign , pop off , fleet , melt down , fall out , make pass , pass away , ladder , authorize , point , cash in one's chips , head for the hills , surpass , manoeuvre , scat , hap , slip by , hunt down , eliminate , croak , lapse , slip away , run for , lean , pass off , channelize , give-up the ghost , transcend , blow over , channelise , be given , overhaul , bleed , manoeuver , persist , communicate , come about , move , choke , course , direct , overstep , overtake , consort , glide by , unravel , expire , devolve , extend , hightail it , fly the coop , decease , perish , die , play , fall , pass by , legislate , melt , run away , fade , black market , travel by , buy the farm , take place , feed , go through , go across , go along , race , exceed , kick the bucket , sink , maneuver , conduct , pass on , attach , bond , bind , wed , connect , marry , splice , link up , resect , allure , captivate , decoy , entice , tempt , cajole , coax , inveigle , win

Antonyms

chill , damp , deter , dissuade , drive away , repel , warn

Rhymes

ah , aha , alvah , arkansas , artois , aw , awe , baccarat , backsaw , bah , bashaw , baugh , bedstraw , blah , bogota , bourgeois , bra , bylaw , caw , cha , chaw , chickasaw , chihuahua , chippewa , chutzpah , claw , coleslaw , craw , dada , daw , dewclaw , doha , dubois , dumas , elga , esau , fatah , fermata , flaw , francois , ga , gaw , gnaw , grandpa , guffaw , ha , hacksaw , hah , handsaw , haugh , haw , hoopla , hsia , hurrah , inlaw , ja , jaw , jigsaw , ka , la , law , ma , macaw , mackinaw , maw , mcgraw , mother-in-law , omaha , outlaw , overdraw , pa , pasha , paw , qua , quebecois , ra , rah , raw , redraw , saugh , saw , schwa , scrimshaw , seesaw , shah , shaw , slaw , spa , squaw , straw , ta , thaw , thraw , trois , utah , valois , warsaw , waugh , whipsaw , wichita , withdraw , ya , yah , yaw , ahh , albaugh , allbaugh , alpaugh , alspaugh , anspaugh , baja , bekaa , bois , carnaud , chargois , colaw , contois , craugh , da , dawe , denwa , francoise , glawe , gras , gravois , graw , grawe , hwa , jha , joie , kah , kinlaw , lavoie , mccaw , mccraw , na , nah , naw , ocaw , olah , ona , panama , rauh , rawe , beffa , brisbois , chainsaw , chua , dabah , deja , duboise , foresaw , gaugh , grimshaw , harnois , hawe , krah , laframboise , loblaw , macgraw , markkaa , marois , mccaa , mcgaw , murrah , paugh , pla , refah , rha , sa , saginaw , salois , sanaa , seraw , sha , sirois , slaugh , spaugh , spaw , suhua , traugh , vaugh , voila , vrba , wa , waah , wah , zsa