part of speech: verb

inflections: draws, drawing, drew, drawn

definition 1: to make a picture of with a pen, pencil, or other writing tool.

  • She drew her house on the chalkboard.

synonyms: picture

definition 2: to move by pulling or dragging.

  • We drew the sleeping dog across the floor on a blanket.

synonyms: pull

definition 3: to take out or remove.

  • Who will draw the winning ticket from the bowl?
  • She drew water from the well.

synonyms: remove

definition 4: to cause to come near; attract.

  • The rock star always draws a large crowd.

synonyms: attract

definition 5: to breathe in; inhale.

  • She drew a deep breath before diving into the pool.

synonyms: inhale

definition 6: to pick or be dealt.

  • I drew three cards.

definition 7: to move slowly in a certain direction (often followed by “near”, “away”, “out”, “into”, or “toward”).

  • We waved goodbye as the train drew away.

synonyms: head, move

phrase: draw out

phrase: draw up


part of speech: noun

definition: a game or contest that ends with both sides having the same score; tie.

  • The chess match was a draw.

synonyms: tie

derivation: drawable (adj.)