definition of draws by The Free Dictionary

Noun 1. draw – a gully that is shallower than a ravine

gully – deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)
2. draw - an entertainer who attracts large audiencesdraw – an entertainer who attracts large audiences; “he was the biggest drawing card they had” 3. draw – 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”

finish – designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); “excitement grew as the finish neared”; “my horse was several lengths behind at the finish”; “the winner is the team with the most points at the finish”
stalemate – drawing position in chess: any of a player’s possible moves would place his king in check
4. draw – anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; “the luck of the draw”; “they drew lots for it”

object, physical object – a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; “it was full of rackets, balls and other objects”
5. draw – a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; “he got a pair of kings in the draw”

playing card – one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games
6. draw – a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; “he took lessons to cure his hooking” 7. draw – (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

American football, American football game – a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
running, running game, running play, run – (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; “the defensive line braced to stop the run”; “the coach put great emphasis on running”
8. draw – poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; “he played only draw and stud”

poker game, poker – any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
9. draw - the act of drawing or hauling somethingdraw – the act of drawing or hauling something; “the haul up the hill went very slowly”

pull, pulling – the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; “the pull up the hill had him breathing harder”; “his strenuous pulling strained his back”
tow, towage – the act of hauling something (as a vehicle) by means of a hitch or rope; “the truck gave him a tow to the garage”
Verb 1. draw – cause to move by pulling; “draw a wagon”; “pull a sled”

twitch – move or pull with a sudden motion
pull back – move to a rearward position; pull towards the back; “Pull back your arms!”
adduct – draw a limb towards the body; “adduct the thigh muscle”
abduct – pull away from the body; “this muscle abducts”
stretch – pull in opposite directions; “During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack”
pluck, plunk, pick – pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; “he plucked the strings of his mandolin”
tug – pull or strain hard at; “Each oar was tugged by several men”
drag – pull, as against a resistance; “He dragged the big suitcase behind him”; “These worries were dragging at him”
attract, pull in, draw in, pull, draw – 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”
jerk, yank – pull, or move with a sudden movement; “He turned the handle and jerked the door open”
winch – pull or lift up with or as if with a winch; “winch up the slack line”
pull – apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; “Pull the rope”; “Pull the handle towards you”; “pull the string gently”; “pull the trigger of the gun”; “pull your knees towards your chin”
move, displace – cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; “Move those boxes into the corner, please”; “I’m moving my money to another bank”; “The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant”
pull, draw – 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”
2. draw – get or derive; “He drew great benefits from his membership in the association”

draw – 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”
gain, derive – obtain; “derive pleasure from one’s garden”
3. draw - make a mark or lines on a surfacedraw – make a mark or lines on a surface; “draw a line”; “trace the outline of a figure in the sand”

mark – make or leave a mark on; “the scouts marked the trail”; “ash marked the believers’ foreheads”
construct – draw with suitable instruments and under specified conditions; “construct an equilateral triangle”
inscribe – draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
circumscribe – draw a line around; “He drew a circle around the points”
circumscribe – to draw a geometric figure around another figure so that the two are in contact but do not intersect
draw – engage in drawing; “He spent the day drawing in the garden”
draw – represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; “She drew an elephant”; “Draw me a horse”
write – mark or trace on a surface; “The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper”; “Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet”
4. draw – 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?”

make – calculate as being; “I make the height about 100 feet”
5. draw – 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”

remove, take away, withdraw, take – remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; “remove a threat”; “remove a wrapper”; “Remove the dirty dishes from the table”; “take the gun from your pocket”; “This machine withdraws heat from the environment”
pull – take away; “pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf”
extract, pull out, pull up, draw out, take out, pull – remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; “pull weeds”; “extract a bad tooth”; “take out a splinter”; “extract information from the telegram”
unsheathe – draw from a sheath or scabbard; “the knight unsheathed his sword”
draw, take out – take liquid out of a container or well; “She drew water from the barrel”
6. draw – represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; “She drew an elephant”; “Draw me a horse”

artistic creation, artistic production, art – the creation of beautiful or significant things; “art does not need to be innovative to be good”; “I was never any good at art”; “he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully”
interpret, represent – create an image or likeness of; “The painter represented his wife as a young girl”
pencil – write, draw, or trace with a pencil; “he penciled a figure”
rule – mark or draw with a ruler; “rule the margins”
chalk – write, draw, or trace with chalk
crayon – write, draw, or trace with a crayon
charcoal – draw, trace, or represent with charcoal
doodle – make a doodle; draw aimlessly
diagram, plot – make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows interactions among variables or how something is constructed
7. draw – take liquid out of a container or well; “She drew water from the barrel”

remove, take away, withdraw, take – remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; “remove a threat”; “remove a wrapper”; “Remove the dirty dishes from the table”; “take the gun from your pocket”; “This machine withdraws heat from the environment”
milk – take milk from female mammals; “Cows need to be milked every morning”
pump – draw or pour with a pump
sluice – draw through a sluice; “sluice water”
tap – draw (liquor) from a tap; “tap beer in a bar”
suck – draw something in by or as if by a vacuum; “Mud was sucking at her feet”
rack – draw off from the lees; “rack wine”
pull out, draw, get out, pull, take out – 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”
draw off, take out, withdraw, draw – 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”
draw – allow a draft; “This chimney draws very well”
educe, elicit, evoke, extract, draw out – deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); “We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant”
8. draw – give a description of; “He drew an elaborate plan of attack”

represent – describe or present, usually with respect to a particular quality; “He represented this book as an example of the Russian 19th century novel”
adumbrate, outline, sketch – describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of; “sketch the outline of the book”; “outline his ideas”
9. draw – select or take in from a given group or region; “The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population”

choose, pick out, select, take – pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; “Take any one of these cards”; “Choose a good husband for your daughter”; “She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her”
10. draw – 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”

draw, reap – get or derive; “He drew great benefits from his membership in the association”
11. draw – suck in or take (air); “draw a deep breath”; “draw on a cigarette”

breathe in, inhale, inspire – draw in (air); “Inhale deeply”; “inhale the fresh mountain air”; “The patient has trouble inspiring”; “The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well”
12. draw – move or go steadily or gradually; “The ship drew near the shore”

go, locomote, move, travel – change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; “How fast does your new car go?”; “We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus”; “The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect”; “The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell”; “news travelled fast”
13. draw - remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)draw – 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”

remove, take away, withdraw, take – remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; “remove a threat”; “remove a wrapper”; “Remove the dirty dishes from the table”; “take the gun from your pocket”; “This machine withdraws heat from the environment”
draw, take out – take liquid out of a container or well; “She drew water from the barrel”
dip – take a small amount from; “I had to dip into my savings to buy him this present”
hive off, divert – withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
overdraw – draw more money from than is available; “She overdrew her account”
tap – draw from or dip into to get something; “tap one’s memory”; “tap a source of money”
disinvest, divest – reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment); “The company decided to divest”; “the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property”; “There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa”
14. draw – choose at random; “draw a card”; “cast lots”

move, go – have a turn; make one’s move in a game; “Can I go now?”
15. draw – earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; “He drew a base on balls”

baseball, baseball game – a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; “he played baseball in high school”; “there was a baseball game on every empty lot”; “there was a desire for National League ball in the area”; “play ball!”
16. draw – 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 close”

alter, change, modify – cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; “The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city”; “The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue”
17. draw – cause to flow; “The nurse drew blood”

draw – cause to localize at one point; “Draw blood and pus”
remove, take away, withdraw, take – remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; “remove a threat”; “remove a wrapper”; “Remove the dirty dishes from the table”; “take the gun from your pocket”; “This machine withdraws heat from the environment”
18. draw – write a legal document or paper; “The deed was drawn in the lawyer’s office” 19. draw – engage in drawing; “He spent the day drawing in the garden”

create – pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity; “Don’t disturb him–he is creating”
20. draw – move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; “draw the shades”; “draw the curtains”

close, shut – move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; “Close the door”; “shut the window”
21. draw – allow a draft; “This chimney draws very well”

draw, take out – take liquid out of a container or well; “She drew water from the barrel”
be – have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); “John is rich”; “This is not a good answer”
22. draw – require a specified depth for floating; “This boat draws 70 inches”

necessitate, need, require, call for, demand, postulate, involve, ask, take – require as useful, just, or proper; “It takes nerve to do what she did”; “success usually requires hard work”; “This job asks a lot of patience and skill”; “This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice”; “This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert”; “This intervention does not postulate a patient’s consent”
23. draw – 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”

kill – cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; “This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank”; “The farmer killed a pig for the holidays”
24. draw – 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”

draw, pull, force – cause to move by pulling; “draw a wagon”; “pull a sled”
move, displace – cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; “Move those boxes into the corner, please”; “I’m moving my money to another bank”; “The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant”
25. draw - take in, also metaphoricallydraw – take in, also metaphorically; “The sponge absorbs water well”; “She drew strength from the minister’s words”

mop, mop up, wipe up – to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop; “Mop the hallway now”; “He mopped her forehead with a towel”
blot – dry (ink) with blotting paper
sponge up – absorb as if with a sponge; “sponge up the spilled milk on the counter”
suck in, draw in – draw in as if by suction; “suck in your cheeks and stomach”
attract, pull in, draw in, pull, draw – 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”
26. draw - direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributesdraw – 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”

draw, pull, force – cause to move by pulling; “draw a wagon”; “pull a sled”
tug – pull hard; “The prisoner tugged at the chains”; “This movie tugs at the heart strings”
arrest, catch, get – attract and fix; “His look caught her”; “She caught his eye”; “Catch the attention of the waiter”
draw in, retract – pull inward or towards a center; “The pilot drew in the landing gear”; “The cat retracted his claws”
bring – attract the attention of; “The noise and the screaming brought the curious”
curl up, curl, draw in – shape one’s body into a curl; “She curled farther down under the covers”; “She fell and drew in”
27. draw – thread on or as if on a string; “string pearls on a string”; “the child drew glass beads on a string”; “thread dried cranberries”

guide, pass, run, draw – 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”
bead – string together like beads
arrange, set up – put into a proper or systematic order; “arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order”
wire – string on a wire; “wire beads”
28. draw – stretch back a bowstring (on an archer’s bow); “The archers were drawing their bows”

pull back – move to a rearward position; pull towards the back; “Pull back your arms!”
stretch – pull in opposite directions; “During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack”
29. draw – 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”

rub – move over something with pressure; “rub my hands”; “rub oil into her skin”
string, thread, draw – thread on or as if on a string; “string pearls on a string”; “the child drew glass beads on a string”; “thread dried cranberries”
thread – pass through or into; “thread tape”; “thread film”
thread – pass a thread through; “thread a needle”
lead, run – cause something to pass or lead somewhere; “Run the wire behind the cabinet”
30. draw – finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; “The teams drew a tie”

equalise, equalize, equate, equal, match – make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; “let’s equalize the duties among all employees in this office”; “The company matched the discount policy of its competitors”
31. draw – contract; “The material drew after it was washed in hot water” 32. draw – reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; “draw wire”

draw – flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; “draw steel”
draw – steep; pass through a strainer; “draw pulp from the fruit”
thin – make thin or thinner; “Thin the solution”
33. draw – steep; pass through a strainer; “draw pulp from the fruit”

steep, infuse – let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; “steep the blossoms in oil”; “steep the fruit in alcohol”
draw – reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; “draw wire”
34. draw – remove the entrails of; “draw a chicken”

remove, take away, withdraw, take – remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; “remove a threat”; “remove a wrapper”; “Remove the dirty dishes from the table”; “take the gun from your pocket”; “This machine withdraws heat from the environment”
35. draw – flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; “draw steel”

shape, form – give shape or form to; “shape the dough”; “form the young child’s character”
draw – reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; “draw wire”
36. draw – cause to localize at one point; “Draw blood and pus”

suppurate, mature – cause to ripen and discharge pus; “The oil suppurates the pustules”
draw – cause to flow; “The nurse drew blood”

Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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