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