n 1: a gully that is shallower than a ravine
2: an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the
biggest drawing card they had" [syn: drawing card
3: 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" [syn: standoff
4: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;
"the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" [syn: lot
5: a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he
got a pair of kings in the draw"
6: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed
golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking" [syn: hook
7: the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the
ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of
scrimmage [syn: draw play
8: poker in which a player can discard cards and receive
substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and
stud" [syn: draw poker
9: the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the
hill went very slowly" [syn: haul
v 1: cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon";
"pull a sled" [syn: pull
] [ant: push
2: attract or elicit; "The school attracts students with
artistic talents"; "His playing drew a crowd"; "The
painting fetched more than a million at the auction"; "The
star cast pulled many people to the box office" [syn: attract
3: get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership
in the association" [syn: reap
4: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the
outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: trace
5: 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?" [syn: make
6: 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" [syn: pull
, pull out
out}, take out
7: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk,
etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a
8: take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from
the barrel" [syn: take out
9: give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
10: select or take in from a given group or region; "The
participants in the experiment were drawn from a
11: 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"
12: suck in or take, as of air; "draw a deep breath"; draw on a
cigarette" [syn: puff
13: move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the
14: 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" [syn: withdraw
, draw off
] [ant: deposit
15: choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" [syn: cast
16: in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the
pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" [syn: get
17: 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
18: cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
19: write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the
20: engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
21: move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the
shades"; "draw the curtains"
22: allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
23: require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70
24: 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" [syn:
, draw and quarter
25: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water
well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
, soak up
, sop up
up}, take in
, take up
26: thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string";
"the child drew glass beads on a string" [syn: string
27: pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing
their bows" [syn: pull back
28: guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her
body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine";
"He drew her hair through his fingers" [syn: guide
29: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.;
"The teams drew a tie" [syn: tie
30: contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot
31: reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it
through a die; "draw wire"
32: steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
33: remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken" [syn: disembowel
34: flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by
pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
35: cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"