drawing

noun draw·ing \ ˈdrȯ(-)iŋ \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

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

Examples of drawing in a Sentence

  1. She made a drawing of my house.

  2. with an economy of lines, he created a vivid drawing of the tree

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First Known Use of drawing

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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DRAWING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of drawing for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

drawing

noun draw·ing \ ˈdrȯ-iŋ \

Definition of drawing for Students

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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