• Voice. Antelope. Cheyenne drawing
    Voice. Antelope. Cheyenne drawing
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v draw cause to localize at one point "Draw blood and pus"
    • v draw flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching "draw steel"
    • v draw remove the entrails of "draw a chicken"
    • v draw steep; pass through a strainer "draw pulp from the fruit"
    • v draw reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die "draw wire"
    • v draw contract "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
    • v 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"
    • v draw select or take in from a given group or region "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
    • v 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?"
    • v draw give a description of "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
    • v draw choose at random "draw a card","cast lots"
    • v draw finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc. "The teams drew a tie"
    • v draw suck in or take (air) "draw a deep breath","draw on a cigarette"
    • v 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"
    • v draw move or pull so as to cover or uncover something "draw the shades","draw the curtains"
    • v draw stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow) "The archers were drawing their bows"
    • v 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"
    • v draw cause to move by pulling "draw a wagon","pull a sled"
    • v 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"
    • v draw take in, also metaphorically "The sponge absorbs water well","She drew strength from the minister's words"
    • v draw make a mark or lines on a surface "draw a line","trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
    • v draw earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher "He drew a base on balls"
    • v draw engage in drawing "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
    • v draw represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface "She drew an elephant","Draw me a horse"
    • v draw write a legal document or paper "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
    • v 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"
    • v draw take liquid out of a container or well "She drew water from the barrel"
    • v 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"
    • v draw move or go steadily or gradually "The ship drew near the shore"
    • v draw cause to flow "The nurse drew blood"
    • v 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"
    • v draw get or derive "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
    • v 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"
    • v 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"
    • v draw require a specified depth for floating "This boat draws 70 inches"
    • v draw allow a draft "This chimney draws very well"
    • n draw the act of drawing or hauling something "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
    • n draw poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer "he played only draw and stud"
    • n 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
    • n draw a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
    • n draw a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
    • n draw anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random "the luck of the draw","they drew lots for it"
    • n 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"
    • n draw a gully that is shallower than a ravine
    • n draw an entertainer who attracts large audiences "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Voice, talking. Cheyenne drawing Voice, talking. Cheyenne drawing
Killing the buffalo. Cheyenne drawing Killing the buffalo. 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 Rations 051 Drawing Rations 051
Drawing of Hands Drawing of Hands
Drawing Tricks Drawing Tricks

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The typical lead pencil can draw a line that is thirty five miles long
    • Draw A drawn battle, game, or the like.
    • Draw A drawn game or battle, etc; a tied game; a tie.
    • Draw A lot or chance to be drawn.
    • Draw 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.
    • Draw That which is drawn or is subject to drawing.
    • Draw the act of drawing a lot or chance. "The luck of the draw ."
    • Draw The act of drawing; draught.
    • Draw The result of drawing, or state of being drawn;
    • Draw The spin or twist imparted to a ball, or the like, by a drawing stroke.
    • Draw To admit the action of pulling or dragging; to undergo draught; as, a carriage draws easily.
    • Draw To become contracted; to shrink. "To draw into less room."
    • draw To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: 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. "The drew out the staves of the ark.""Draw thee waters for the siege.""I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet without drawing one drop of blood."
    • draw 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. "He cast him down to ground, and all along Drew him through dirt and mire without remorse.""He hastened to draw the stranger into a private room.""Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?""The arrow is now drawn to the head."
    • draw To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
    • Draw To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well. "The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep."
    • Draw To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement. "Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their minds, that it may not draw too much."
    • draw To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire. "How long her face is drawn !""And the huge Offa's dike which he drew from the mouth of Wye to that of Dee."
    • draw To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
    • draw To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
    • Draw To have draught, as a chimney, flue, or the like; to furnish transmission to smoke, gases, etc.
    • Draw (Med) To have efficiency as an epispastic; to act as a sinapism; -- said of a blister, poultice, etc.
    • draw (Games) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.
    • draw 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. "The poet
      Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods."
      "All eyes you draw , and with the eyes the heart."
    • draw To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game was drawn . "Win, lose, or draw ."
    • Draw To make a draft or written demand for payment of money deposited or due; -- usually with on or upon. "You may draw on me for the expenses of your journey."
    • Draw 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 draw nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect.
    • draw To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
    • Draw To perform the act, or practice the art, of delineation; to sketch; to form figures or pictures. "Skill in drawing ."
    • draw (Games) To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket.
    • draw To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
    • Draw 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 To remove the contents of
    • draw 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. "A flattering painter who made it his care
      To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are."
      "Can I, untouched, the fair one's passions move,
      Or thou draw beauty and not feel its power?"
    • draw 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 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 To select by the drawing of lots.
    • Draw To sink in water; to require a depth for floating. "Greater hulks draw deep."
    • draw (Games) To strike (the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.
    • draw 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 To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave. "Where I first drew air.""Drew , or seemed to draw , a dying groan."
    • draw 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 (Games) To throw up (the stone) gently.
    • draw To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.
    • Draw To unsheathe a weapon, especially a sword. "So soon as ever thou seest him, draw ; and as thou drawest , swear horrible."
    • draw To withdraw. "Go wash thy face, and draw the action."
    • draw To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange. "Clerk, draw a deed of gift."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In a day, a mature oak tree can draw approximately 50 gallons of water
    • draw To give motion to by the action of pulling; cause to move toward the force applied, or in the line of pull or traction: often with an adverb of direction: as, to draw a wagon, a train, or a load; to draw down the blinds.
    • draw To pull along, as a curtain, or to pull with strings, as a purse, so as to open or to close it; pull across: as, to draw the bow across the strings of a violin.
    • draw To remove or extract by pulling: as, to draw a sword (from its scabbard); to draw teeth; to draw a cork.
    • draw To take or let out, as from a receptacle or repository; remove; withdraw: as, to draw water from a well or wine from a cask; to draw blood; to draw money from a bank; to draw the charge from a gun.
    • draw To take, get, derive, or obtain, as from a source: as, to draw supplies from home; to draw consolation from the promises of Scripture.
    • draw To lead or take along, as by inducement, persuasion, or command; induce or cause to go with one: as, to draw a person to the top of a hill.
    • draw To lead or cause to come; bring by inducement or attraction; call up or together; attract: as, to draw a large audience; to draw lightning from the clouds.
    • draw In billiards, to cause to recoil after impact, as if pulled back: as, to draw a ball.
    • draw To allure; entice; induce: as, to draw the attention of an assembly.
    • draw To elicit; evoke; bring out by some inducement or influence: as, to draw a confession from a criminal; to draw the fire of an enemy in order to ascertain his strength or gain some advantage; to draw down vengeance upon one's head.
    • draw To deduce; infer: as, to draw conclusions or arguments from the facts that have come to light; to draw an inference.
    • draw To extort; force out: as, the recital of his sufferings drew tears from every eye.
    • draw To inhale or suck in; get or cause to pass by inhalation or suction: as, to draw a long breath; to draw air into the lungs; the dust is drawn into the chimney.
    • draw To drain or let out the contents of; empty by drawing off a fluid from: as, to draw a pond.
    • draw To drag along on the ground or other surface; move in contact with a surface: as, to draw the finger over anything. [In an early form of the punishment of death by hanging, the sufferer was violently dragged or drawn to the gallows at the tail of a horse. Later the execution was rendered more humane, without altering its form, by drawing the condemned on a hurdle, or in a cart, instead of literally on the ground. See def. 16. and compare to hang, draw, and quarter, under hang, v.]
    • draw To eviscerate; disembowel: as, to draw poultry; hanged, drawn, and quartered. See hang, v.
    • draw To extract the strength or essential qualities of; prepare by infusion: as, to draw tea.
    • draw To extend by or as if by pulling; stretch; lengthen; prolong: as, to draw wire; to draw a long face.
    • draw To pull to a certain point, as a bowstring or a bow, in order to release it with an impetus.
    • draw To drag or force from cover, as a fox, badger, etc.; force to appear. See badger-baiting.
    • draw To bring out by coaxing or stratagem; cause to declare one's views or opinions; betray into utterance.
    • draw To produce; bring in: as, the deposits draw interest.
    • draw To get or obtain, especially as due; take or receive by right, as for service, success in competition, etc.
    • draw To trace; mark or lay out: as, to draw a straight line.
    • draw To delineate; sketch in lines or words; depict: as, to draw a plan or a portrait; he drew a graphic picture of the condition of the city.
    • draw To make a draft of; write out in form; in old use, to compose or compile: as, to draw a deed; to draw a check.
    • draw Nautical, to require a depth of at least (so many feet of water) in order to float: said of a vessel: as, the ship draws 10 feet of water.
    • draw In medicine, to digest and cause to discharge: as, to draw an abscess or ulcer by a poultice or plaster.
    • draw In card-playing, to take or receive, as a card or cards not yet dealt from the pack, or one to which a player is entitled from another hand.
    • draw In mining, to raise (ore) to the surface. Drawing, hoisting, winding, and lifting are all terms in use in various mining districts, and have essentially the same meaning. The engine which does the work is most commonly called the winding-engine; but the most comprehensive and generally used phrase for raising coal or ore from the mine to the surface Is drawing stuff.
    • draw To collect; bring together: as, to draw in one's loans.
    • draw To entice, allure, or inveigle: as, he was cunningly drawn in by a schemer.
    • draw To take or cause to flow: as, to draw off wine or cider from a vessel.
    • draw To extract by distillation.
    • draw To occasion; invite; bring about.
    • draw To lengthen in time; cause to continue; protract.
    • draw To cause to issue forth; draw off, as liquor from a cask.
    • draw To extract, as the spirit of a substance.
    • draw To detach; separate from the main body: as, to draw out a file or party of men.
    • draw To range; array in line.
    • draw To elicit by questioning or address; cause to be declared: call forth: as, to draw out facts from a witness.
    • draw To lead to speak or act freely; obtain an unreserved exhibition of the opinions or character of: as, to draw out a bashful person at a party; to draw one out on religion or politics.
    • draw To persuade or induce to revolt from an opposing party, and to join one's own party: as, some men may be drawn over by interest, others by fear.
    • draw To bring together in regular order or arrangement, as in line of battle; array.
    • draw To compose in due form, as a writing, in order to embody what has been proposed; prepare in writing: as, to draw up a petition; to draw up a memorandum of contract.
    • draw Synonyms Draw, Drag, Haul. These words are in an ascending scale according to the effort involved. They generally imply that the person or thing drawing, etc., goes before or along. Draw usually implies merely effective pulling or persuasion. Dragging is generally upon the ground or surface, to overcome active or passive resistance: as, to drag a culprit to jail; to drag a log to the mill. Haul more distinctly implies the use of main force against a counteracting impediment, as that of a dead weight, or against active resistance, as that of a struggling person: as, to haul a boat ashore; to haul up a prisoner.
    • draw To produce motion, or movement of any kind, by force of pulling, suction, or attraction: as, an animal or an engine draws by sheer strength or energy; a sail draws by being filled with wind and properly trimmed; a chimney or a stove draws by sucking in a current of air; a magnet draws by its inherent power of attraction; a blister or poultice is popularly said to draw from its attracting humors to the surface or bringing an abscess to a head.
    • draw To have an attracting influence or effect; attract attention or attendance; exercise allurement, literally or figuratively: as, the play draws well.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mexico City is sinking at a rate of 6 to 8 inches a year because it's built on top of an underground reservoir. Wells are drawing out more and more water for the city's growing population of more than 15 million people.
    • v.t Draw draw to pull along: to bring forcibly towards one: to entice, attract: to coax into giving information: to make one express himself (also to Draw out a man): to inhale: to take out: to evoke or bring out by some artifice: to extract by pulling: to cast lots: to extract the essence of: to eviscerate (hang, draw, and quarter): to manufacture (wire) by drawing through a small hole: to deduce: to lengthen: to extend to the full length (as in drawing a bow): to force to appear (as a badger from its hole): to receive (as revenues): to demand money by a draft: to make a picture of, by lines drawn: to describe: to require a depth of water for floating
    • v.i Draw to pull: to practise drawing: to move: to approach: to have a free current (of a chimney):—pa.t. drew (drōō); pa.p. drawn
    • n Draw the act of drawing: anything drawn: a drawn or undecided game
    • Draw lots, to determine an event by some arrangement of chances
    • ***


  • 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
    “Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.”
  • Proverb
    “Precept guides, but example draws.”
  • Jim Rohn
    “Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces that incessantly draw great events.”


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.
Beat someone to the draw - (USA) If you beat someone to the draw, you do something before they do.
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..
Draw a blank - If you try to find something out and draw a blank, you don't get any useful information.
Draw a line in the sand - If you draw a line in the sand, you establish a limit beyond which things will be unacceptable.
Draw a long bow - If someone draws a long bow, they lie or exaggerate.
Draw the line - When you draw the line, you set out limits of what you find acceptable, beyond which you will not go.
Draw the shortest straw - If someone draws the shortest straw, they lose or are chosen to do something unpleasant.
Drawing card - (USA) A famous person who attracts people to attend an event is a drawing card.
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.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. draȝen, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan,; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage, to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan, to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth. dragan,; cf. Skr. dhraj, to move along, glide; and perh. akin to Skr. dhar, to hold, bear. √73. Cf. 2d Drag Dray a cart, 1st Dredge
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hlot, hlýt, a lot—hleótan, to cast lots.


In literature:

I have endeavoured to draw from the doctor some facts, regarding the connexion existing between Gayarre and the family of Besancon.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
In the drawing-room after dinner, Beth was intent upon a portfolio of drawings, and Ideala, seeing her alone, went up to her.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
Why do you persist in drawing pictures in your copy books when you have an hour's lesson in drawing every week?
"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers
Measure off one inch from the front edge and draw a line parallel to the front edge.
"Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools" by Virginia McGaw
Merry's passion was for music more than for drawing; it was Cicely who pleased Mr. Vaughan, the drawing-master, best.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
Mrs. Harcourt was presiding at the little tea-table in the Woodcote drawing-room; there were only two other persons in the room.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
A gentleman carries his hat and cane into the drawing room with him in making a visit.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
One half of the drawing in Fig.
"Boys' Book of Model Boats" by Raymond Francis Yates
BLACK PAPER, for drawing patterns, may easily be made in the following manner.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Drawing, in fact, seemed to come to me naturally and intuitively.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss

In poetry:

When he enters, there is
frost on his fur,
he draws near to the fire
giving off sparks.
"An Embroidery" by Denise Levertov
Though you have gold and gear
And fame and power,
What odds when you draw near
The Judgement Hour?
"The Defeated" by Robert W Service
In Him is only good,
In me is only ill;
My ill but draws His goodness forth,
And me He loveth still.
"Not What These Hands Have Done" by Horatius Bonar
For the great Love everywhere
Over all doth glow;
Draws his birds up trough the air,
Tends his birds below.
"December 27, 1879" by George MacDonald
Type of the Love eternal,
Repeat the Master's cry,
As tossing through our darkness
The lights of God draw nigh!
"The Three Bells" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Face in the tomb, that lies so still,
May I draw near,
And watch your sleep and love you,
Without word or tear.
""Face In The Tomb That Lies So Still"" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Rockweiler draws on years of dance experience, including her two-year tenure as a Hornets' Honeybee, when teaching Freestyle Cardio.
Town Meeting draws officials and citizens together.
Glenn Beck 'Restoring Honor' rally draws thousands.
The folks at PETA(People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals) have always been crafty about getting their message out by using the delicious Female form, which draws in the Meat eating Neanderthals like me.
The coming of age tale draws on Goldstein's own childhood in the Bronx in the 1960s.
I contacted the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in Austin and was told the Special Drawing and Regular Permit Hunting Opportunities booklets would be in Austin either the last week of June or the first week of July.
It has 50 pen-and-ink hand drawings taking kids through the ABCs of artifacts and other Tut-related vocabulary such as "alabaster" and "chariot.
The textile designer draws on motifs and patterns from the botanical world.
Part of what draws us--or at least me--to music is its ability to transcend the spoken and written word.
Westbound bottleneck at Marquette Interchange draws complaints.
Bolanos was otherwise unbeaten with just one draw in 31 other bouts during that three-year stretch in the late '40s.
Beluga calf rescue draws specialists to Seward.
For many home buyers, a major draw is being near woods, trails.
St Marys draws Defiance, New Bremen faces Paulding, Rangers and Minster play in Coldwater.
Area sectional volleyball draws were done on Sunday.

In science:

That this process is possible is easy to see once we draw a spacetime diagram and map the end points of the open strings onto a circle.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
The dimensions in the drawing are shown in mm.
Studies of the Response of the Prototype CMS Hadron Calorimeter, Including Magnetic Field Effects, to Pion, Electron, and Muon Beams
Let us therefore indicate the frustrated squares on the lattice by drawing a cross in their center, as shown in Fig. 3.
Computer Science in Physics
We indicate the unsatisfied bonds by drawing dashed lines at right angles across them.
Computer Science in Physics
It is clear here that we can not draw any, therefore the Dirac operator is zero.
Left-Right Symmetric Models in Noncommutative Geometries?