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English noun: drawing

1. drawing (communication) an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper


SamplesIt is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7.


Broader (hypernym)art, artwork, graphics, nontextual matter


Narrower (hyponym)frame

2. drawing (artifact) a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines


SamplesDrawings of abstract forms.
He did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures.


Broader (hypernym)representation


Narrower (hyponym)architectural plan, charcoal, delineation, depiction, diagram, doodle, limning, line drawing, mechanical drawing, pen-and-ink, plan, rendering, scrabble, scribble, silhouette, silverpoint, sketch, stick figure, study, trace, tracing

3. drawing (act) the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams


SamplesHe learned drawing from his father.


Synonymsdrafting, draftsmanship


Broader (hypernym)art, artistic creation, artistic production


Narrower (hyponym)pyrography, tracing

4. drawing (act) players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots


Synonymslottery


Broader (hypernym)gambling game, game of chance


Narrower (hyponym)lucky dip, numbers, numbers game, numbers pool, numbers racket, raffle, sweepstakes, tombola

5. drawing (act) act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source


SamplesThe drawing of water from the well.


Synonymsdrawing off


Broader (hypernym)drain


Narrower (hyponym)derivation, derivation

6. drawing (act) the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling


Synonymsdraft, draught


Broader (hypernym)pull, pulling









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