draw·​ing ˈdrȯ(-)iŋ How to pronounce drawing (audio)
: an act or instance of drawing
especially : the process of deciding something by drawing lots
: the art or technique of representing an object or outlining a figure, plan, or sketch by means of lines
: something drawn or subject to drawing: such as
: an amount drawn from a fund
: a representation formed by drawing : sketch

Example Sentences

She made a drawing of my house. with an economy of lines, he created a vivid drawing of the tree
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of drawing was in the 14th century

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“Drawing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


draw·​ing ˈdrȯ-iŋ How to pronounce drawing (audio)
: an act or instance of drawing lots
: the act or art of making a figure, plan, or sketch by means of lines
: a picture made by drawing

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