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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


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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