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DRAWING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drawing mean? 

DRAWING (noun)
  The noun DRAWING has 6 senses:

1. an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine
2. a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
3. the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
4. players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
5. act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source
6. the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

  Familiarity information: DRAWING used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRAWING (noun)


Sense 1drawing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book or magazine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7

Hypernyms ("drawing" is a kind of...):

art; artwork; graphics; nontextual matter (photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication)


Sense 2drawing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context examples:

drawings of abstract forms / he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures

Hypernyms ("drawing" is a kind of...):

representation (a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drawing"):

stick figure (drawing of a human of animal that represents the head by a circle and the rest of the body by straight lines)

sketch; study (preliminary drawing for later elaboration)

silverpoint (a drawing made with on specially prepared paper with an instrument having a silver tip (15th and 16th centuries))

silhouette (a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color)

doodle; scrabble; scribble (an aimless drawing)

rendering (perspective drawing of an architect's design)

architectural plan; plan (scale drawing of a structure)

pen-and-ink (a drawing executed with pen and ink)

mechanical drawing (scale drawing of a machine or architectural plan etc,)

diagram (a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts)

delineation; depiction; limning; line drawing (a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects)

charcoal (a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material)

trace; tracing (a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image)


Sense 3drawing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The creation of artistic pictures or diagrams

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

draftsmanship; drafting; drawing

Context example:

he learned drawing from his father

Hypernyms ("drawing" is a kind of...):

art; artistic creation; artistic production (the creation of beautiful or significant things)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drawing"):

tracing (the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline)

pyrography (the act of producing drawings on wood or leather by using heated tools or a fine flame)


Sense 4drawing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

lottery; drawing

Hypernyms ("drawing" is a kind of...):

gambling game; game of chance (a game that involves gambling)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drawing"):

tombola (a lottery in which tickets are drawn from a revolving drum)

lucky dip (a game in which prizes (e.g., candies or coins) are concealed in a container and for a small sum a player can draw one out at random)

numbers; numbers game; numbers pool; numbers racket (an illegal daily lottery)

raffle (a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money)

sweepstakes (a lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants)


Sense 5drawing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

drawing off; drawing

Context example:

the drawing of water from the well

Hypernyms ("drawing" is a kind of...):

drain (a gradual depletion of energy or resources)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drawing"):

derivation (drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation)

derivation (drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body)


Sense 6drawing [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

draught; drawing; draft

Hypernyms ("drawing" is a kind of...):

pull; pulling (the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you)


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