drawing

Definitions

  • Voice. Antelope. Cheyenne drawing
    Voice. Antelope. Cheyenne drawing
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drawing the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
    • n drawing act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source "the drawing of water from the well"
    • n drawing players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
    • n drawing the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams "he learned drawing from his father"
    • n drawing a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines "drawings of abstract forms","he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
    • n drawing an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Voice, talking. Cheyenne drawing Voice, talking. Cheyenne drawing
"Led four war parties." Dakota drawing "Led four war parties." Dakota drawing
PG from the Drawing of S. L. Fildes "The empty chair" Gad's Hill Ninth of June 1870 PG from the Drawing of S. L. Fildes "The empty chair" Gad's Hill Ninth of June 1870
DRAWING-ROOM DRAWING-ROOM
Drawing Rations 051 Drawing Rations 051
Drawing of Hands Drawing of Hands
Drawing Tricks Drawing Tricks
Drawing the upper over the last Drawing the upper over the last

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water
    • Drawing The act of pulling, or attracting.
    • Drawing 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 The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
    • Drawing (Textile Manuf) The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
    • Drawing 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Draftsmen have to make 27,000 drawings for the manufacturing of a new car.
    • n drawing The act of imparting motion or impulse by pulling or hauling.
    • n drawing The act of attracting.
    • n drawing The act of forming or tracing lines, as with a pen, pencil, point, etc.; specifically, in the fine arts, the act or method of representing objects on a surface, strictly by means of lines, but, by extension, by means of lines combined with shades or shading, or with color, or even by means of shading or colors without lines; properly, a method of representation in which the delineation of form predominates over considerations of color.
    • n drawing A representation produced by the act of drawing; particularly, a work of art produced by pen, pencil, or crayon; also, a slighter or less elaborate work than a picture, very frequently in the sense of sketch, or a hasty and abridged representation of an object, scene, etc., often intended as a study for a more elaborate work to be executed later; also, especially in architecture, etc., a representation of a projected work; a design; a plan.
    • n drawing The art of a draftsman; the art governing the acts and methods included under sense 3.
    • n drawing The amount of money taken for sales in a shop or other trading establishment: usually in the plural.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Leonard da Vinci could write with one hand and draw with the other at the same time.
    • Drawing the art of representing objects by lines drawn, shading, &c.: a picture: the distribution of prizes, as at a lottery
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Quotations

  • Edwin H. Stuart
    Edwin H. Stuart
    “Men who do things without being told draw the most wages.”
  • John Howe
    John Howe
    “Character is power; it makes friends, draws patronage and support and opens the way to wealth, honor and happiness.”
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord%20Chesterfield
    “Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.”
  • Madame Marie Curie
    Madame Marie Curie
    “I am one of those who think like Nobel, than humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “Precept guides, but example draws.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.”

Idioms

Back to the drawing board - If you have to go back to the drawing board, you have to go back to the beginning and start something again.
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Beat someone to the draw - (USA) If you beat someone to the draw, you do something before they do.
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Draw a bead on - To draw a bead on is to aim a gun at something and can be used to mean to focus on or aim at someting as a goal..
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Draw a blank - If you try to find something out and draw a blank, you don't get any useful information.
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Draw a line in the sand - If you draw a line in the sand, you establish a limit beyond which things will be unacceptable.
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Draw a long bow - If someone draws a long bow, they lie or exaggerate.
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Draw the line - When you draw the line, you set out limits of what you find acceptable, beyond which you will not go.
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Draw the shortest straw - If someone draws the shortest straw, they lose or are chosen to do something unpleasant.
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Drawing card - (USA) A famous person who attracts people to attend an event is a drawing card.
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Luck of the draw - To have the 'Luck of the draw' is to win something in a competition where the winner is chosen purely by chance.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A later form of Drag.

Usage

In literature:

Inside, to be sure, there wasn't any drawing-room; for what did Rose want with a drawing-room, she would like to know?
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Better haud by a hair than draw by a tether.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Like any girl, red or white, she had her little store of finery to draw on.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
His expectation was that this might draw her from cover.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
When not otherwise prescribed, staff officers draw and return saber with their chief.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
Parsifal had seen it shining afar, and with childish shouts of delight is drawing near.
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
You fancy Botticelli drew them so, because he had never seen a horse; or because, able to draw fingers, he could not draw hoofs!
"Ariadne Florentina" by John Ruskin
It is the earth which draws the stone, just as the magnet draws the iron.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Very quickly Beatrice changed her seat, so that she could command a view of the drawing-room without herself being seen.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
What will you do with your French, drawing, and other accomplishments, when they are acquired?
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
As for the insurance solicitor and lumberman, it must be owned that they were gamblers on the drawing.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Drawing is essential because you cannot lay on color to express anything without the colors taking shape, and this is drawing.
"The Painter in Oil" by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
She loved drawing, Pictures, and I drawing Pullets.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
Many persons, when a drawing game is suggested, ask to be excused on the ground of an inability to draw.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Edwin's father taught him to draw, and even when Edwin was only five years old he could draw remarkably well.
"Stories Pictures Tell" by Flora L. Carpenter
The air was very sweet and the whole prairie about the little draw was still and dewy.
"The Price of the Prairie" by Margaret Hill McCarter
All round the drawing-room windows at Scrope a wide balcony has been built up, over which the creepers climb and trail.
"Faith and Unfaith" by Duchess
So every drawing was invented, built up, and completed on the same sheet of paper.
"Aubrey Beardsley" by Robert Ross
As her niece entered, she glanced round irritably, drawing the wrap more closely round her.
"The Gambler" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
She could really draw, whereas her sister would rush away into effects in which the drawing was not always very excellent.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Eyes of beauty, eyes of light,
Sweetly, softly, sadly bright!
Draw not, ever, o'er my eye,
Radiant mists of ecstasy.
"Within and Without: Part III: A Dramatic Poem" by George MacDonald
Wha for Scotland's king and law
Freedom's sword will strongly draw,
Freeman stand or freeman fa',
Let him follow me!
"Scots Wha Hae " by Robert Burns
"And whatna hald shall we draw to,
My merry men and me?
We will gae straight to Towie house,
To see that fair ladye."
"Edom O' Gordon" by Andrew Lang
"Leave thou this work, fit only
For oxen that draw the plough:
No longer Sebaldi the mason,
Guido the sculptor thou!"
"Guido Sebaldi" by Cicely Fox Smith
Let no low thought suggest the prayer!
Oh! grant, kind Heaven, to me,
Long as I draw ethereal air,
Sweet Sensibility!
"Addressed To Miss Macartney, Afterwards Mrs. Greville, On Reading The Prayer For Indifference" by William Cowper
"Ellen! when death was drawing nigh,
Thou wert his only care;
Oh! guard her, Hubert, if I die,
It is my latest prayer.
"Edgar And Ellen" by Matilda Betham

In news:

Spencer Mayor Terry Williams is enthusiastic about the Black Walnut Festival that draws thousands to his area every year.
While fashion may be an artistic form of expression, some new fashion items by popular brand Dolce & Gabbana is drawing on racial symbolism that has become a red flag to some.
Blackface skit of Brown, Rihanna draws criticism.
Debate was a draw because Romney blinked a lot.
Coal terminal meeting in Mount Vernon draws 1,000.
Then, gently prick the side (the less sensitive part) of your finger with the lancet to draw out a drop of blood.
The proposed map is already drawing fire from many elected officials and community activists.
When Jimmy Farris was in fifth grade his teacher asked him to draw a picture of himself in 15 years.
A medical report showing that Trayvon Martin hit George Zimmerman hard enough to draw blood on his face and head has made a second-degree murder conviction a long shot, say experts.
F red Garbo's Inflatable Theater draws on many different styles and originality.
As the lake season draws to an end, the Department of Health and Human Services is in its final week of sampling for toxic blue-green algae.
From 1948 until 1969, the US government collected about 80,000 pages of first-hand reports—including descriptions, drawings, and diagrams—on more than 12,000 sightings of UFOs.
It's a familiar description and one that evokes stereotypes: On the art side, paintings, drawings and sculpture that exist for their intrinsic visual impact.
'Big Mo' Fundraiser Draws Hundreds.
It draws the cream of the frying crop.
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In science:

Investigation of the low-energy limit allows one to draw important conclusions about the synthesis of quantum theory and gravitation.
General Covariance in Quantum Gravity
From this we may draw the following conclusions: i) when in the system there is only one interface, the spin-field correlation grows with time.
Off equilibrium response function in the one dimensional random field Ising model
To this purpose we draw the random matrices v0 and v1 in Eq. (2) from the GOE and compute the ground-state energies of Hamiltonian of Eq. (2) for several particle numbers N .
Odd-even binding effect from random two-body interactions
We can draw similar conclusions from the results of two-dimensional simulations shown in Tables 2 and 3; To conclude, note that the spatial support of the filters is an important factor when the assumption of nonoverlapping filters is invalid.
On Optimal Detection of Point Sources in CMB Maps
We derive an algorithm that, without knowing C ∗ , emulates a random experiment that draws sets randomly from C ∗ .
Randomized Rounding without Solving the Linear Program
Consider drawing s sets uniformly at random from C ∗ .
Randomized Rounding without Solving the Linear Program
In Section 6, this lemma will be used repeatedly for such decompositions as Ri This allows us to draw a g ∈ G from the distribution of Ri with the knowledge that with probability Pr(I = 1), it is as if the group element had been drawn from the distribution of X .
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
Of course, one wishes to draw g from the distribution of W , rather than from the distribution of W ′ .
Towards a practical, theoretically sound algorithm for random generation in finite groups
FIG. 2: Schematic drawing of the local steady state flow curve σ ( ˙γ ), σ (a), ˙γ (a).
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
A schematic drawing of a side view of a MiniPlug is presented in fig. 9.
The CDF MiniPlug Calorimeters
We represent this by drawing the free energy surface with many local minima.
Embedding a Native State into a Random Heteropolymer Model: The Dynamic Approach
To mimic the effect of heating a fraction of the gas, we draw a random number for each particle, 0 ≤ r ≤ 1, and heat it to TSN if fheat < r .
The impact of galaxy formation on X-ray groups
Each draw of a new random number from a broad distribution fB (x) gives the opportunity to obtain a large number, very far in the tail, that will dominate the sum Sn and will push it towards significantly larger values.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
Enough Monte-Carlo draws ensure negligible statistical uncertainty.
Broad distribution effects in sums of lognormal random variables
The conclusion we draw from this analysis is that “better” integration schemes do not necessarily improve upon the convergence of the standard DPI methods.
Random Series and Discrete Path Integral methods: The Levy-Ciesielski implementation
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