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Meaning of DRAWING

Pronunciation:  'droing

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling
  2. [n]  act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source; "the drawing of water from the well"
  3. [n]  players buy chances and prizes are distributed according to the drawing of lots
  4. [n]  the creation of artistic drawings; "he learned drawing from his father"
  5. [n]  picture produced by representing forms or objects on a surface by means of lines; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
  6. [n]  an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine; "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"

DRAWING is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: draft, drafting, draftsmanship, draught, drawing off, lottery
 See Also: architectural plan, art, art, artistic creation, artistic production, artwork, charcoal, delineation, depiction, derivation, diagram, drain, gambling game, game of chance, graphics, icon, ikon, image, limning, line drawing, lucky dip, mechanical drawing, nontextual matter, numbers, numbers game, numbers pool, numbers racket, pen-and-ink, picture, plan, pull, pulling, pyrography, raffle, rendering, silhouette, silverpoint, sketch, stick figure, study, sweepstake, sweepstakes, tombola, trace, tracing, tracing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Draw"ing\, n.
1. The act of pulling, or attracting.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. (Textile Manuf.) The process of pulling out and elongating
   the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers,
   to prepare it for spinning.

5. The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.

Note: Drawing is used adjectively or as the first part of
      compounds in the sense of pertaining to drawing, for
      drawing (in the sense of pulling, and of pictorial
      representation); as, drawing master or drawing-master,
      drawing knife or drawing-knife, drawing machine,
      drawing board, drawing paper, drawing pen, drawing
      pencil, etc.

{A drawing of tea}, a small portion of tea for steeping.

{Drawing knife}. See in the {Vocabulary}.

{Drawing paper} (Fine Arts), a thick, sized paper for
   draughtsman and for water-color painting.

{Drawing slate}, a soft, slaty substance used in crayon
   drawing; -- called also {black chalk}, or {drawing chalk}.

{Free-hand drawing}, a style of drawing made without the use
   of guiding or measuring instruments, as distinguished from
   mechanical or geometrical drawing; also, a drawing thus

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are drawing, may be an expression of your latent creative and artistic abilities.
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