draw·​ing | \ ˈdrȯ(-)iŋ How to pronounce drawing (audio) \

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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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
Recent Examples on the Web If no one wins, the jackpot climbs higher for the next drawing. National Desk, cleveland, 16 Oct. 2021 The county is already roughly a month behind schedule providing a supervisory district plan to the municipal clerks for the drawing of local district lines, according to a tentative timeline released by SEWRPC. Vanessa Swales, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 14 Oct. 2021 The winning numbers for Monday night's drawing are 12, 22, 54, 66, 69, and the Powerball is 25. Chris Sims, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Oct. 2021 One of the largest Powerball jackpots ever is now over, after a single winning ticket was sold in California for Monday night's drawing. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 5 Oct. 2021 Those who register will be in the pool for a drawing of a copy of the book. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 3 Oct. 2021 The numbers for Saturday night's drawing were 28, 38, 42, 47, 52 and the Powerball was 1. John Bacon, USA TODAY, 3 Oct. 2021 There will be a prize for top golfers; donations are still sought for the opportunity drawing. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Sep. 2021 The jackpot for the next drawing on Friday will be $20 million with a lump-sum option of $14.5 million. Alex Sundby, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of drawing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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21 Oct 2021

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“Drawing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drawing. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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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


draw·​ing | \ ˈdrȯ-iŋ How to pronounce drawing (audio) \

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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