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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.
Drawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Draw
Drawing (n.) The act of pulling, or attracting.
Drawing (n.) The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of natural objects, but for effect only, and produced with hard material such as pencil, chalk, etc.; delineation; also, the figure or representation drawn.
Drawing (n.) The process of stretching or spreading metals as by hammering, or, as in forming wire from rods or tubes and cups from sheet metal, by pulling them through dies.
Drawing (n.) The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
Drawing (n.) The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.