drawing

noun
draw·​ing | \ ˈdrȯ(-)iŋ \

Definition of drawing 

1 : an act or instance of drawing especially : the process of deciding something by drawing lots
2 : the art or technique of representing an object or outlining a figure, plan, or sketch by means of lines
3 : something drawn or subject to drawing: such as
a : an amount drawn from a fund
b : a representation formed by drawing : sketch

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Synonyms for drawing

Synonyms

cartoon, delineation, sketch

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Examples of drawing in a Sentence

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

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Blueprints The architect- or designer-produced technical drawings that provide the plan for a remodel. Brett Martin, House Beautiful, "See The Definitions Of Common Renovation Terms," 26 Dec. 2018 The Putin ethos gives Russia political drawing power that overcomes language barriers, national borders and criticism in the mainstream news media in the West. Washington Post, "How the Kremlin turned the Russian president into a global icon," 12 July 2018 The emphasis on food and relaxation for the holiday has been recognized in the past, with cookouts and beach getaways depicted in Google Doodle drawings in the past. Jennifer Calfas, Time, "The Fourth of July Google Doodle Celebrates Each State's Most Popular Holiday Recipes," 3 July 2018 But experts see even partial integration as many years away, and dependent on technical leaps still on the drawing boards. Andy Pasztor, WSJ, "Gatwick Incident Raises Questions Over Race to Commercialize Drones," 21 Dec. 2018 Yet coal plants are closing everywhere, and no new ones are even on the drawing board. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The EPA plans to lift greenhouse gas limits on coal power plants," 6 Dec. 2018 An aircraft manufacturer is expected to meet with the Federal Aviation Administration while an airplane is still on the drawing board. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Fully driverless Waymo taxis are due out this year, alarming critics," 1 Oct. 2018 The rejection means the legislation has now essentially been sent back to the drawing board. Francis Whittaker /, NBC News, "Joy for meme fans, despair for musicians as European lawmakers reject copyright changes," 5 July 2018 The legislation now returns to the drawing board, before being returned for a second vote in September. James Vincent, The Verge, "EU sends controversial internet copyright reforms back to the drawing board," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of drawing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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drawing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drawing

: a picture, image, etc., that is made by making lines on a surface with a pencil, pen, marker, chalk, etc., but usually not with paint

: the act or art of making a picture, image, etc., with a pencil, pen, marker, chalk, etc., but usually not with paint

: an act of choosing something (such as a winning ticket) from a group without knowing which one you are choosing

drawing

noun
draw·​ing | \ ˈdrȯ-iŋ \

Kids Definition of drawing

1 : a picture created by making lines on a surface
2 : the act or art of creating a picture, plan, or sketch by making lines on a surface
3 : an act or instance of picking something at random Who won the drawing?

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