line drawing

noun

Definition of line drawing 

: a drawing made in solid lines

Examples of line drawing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

There’s no firm line drawn between slumber and reality. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "‘Atlanta’ Skips a Grade," 11 May 2018 Pink lines drawn onto the photo reveal that editors decided to crop out a woman sitting on the mayor’s right side. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "The Archives of Historic Black Newspapers Are Going Digital," 11 June 2018 The broader point, which will hit home with Chicagoans frustrated by air pollution that drifts over from Indiana’s steel mills, is that regions are more complex than lines drawn on a map. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago in Venice: A first look at the U.S. pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale," 23 May 2018 Some agents grew up on both sides of the frontier, or still have family in Mexico, or have romantic relationships that somehow disregard the hazy line drawn along the Rio Grande. Simon Romero, New York Times, "Border Patrol Memoir Ignites Dispute: Whose Voices Should Be Heard From the Frontier?," 19 May 2018 To take back the majority in the House this November, political scientists calculate Democrats will have to win the popular vote by an extra 7 to 11 percent to overcome lines drawn by Republicans to keep them out. Amber Phillips, Washington Post, "Ohio voters just made gerrymandering more trouble than it’s worth," 9 May 2018 Not quite a solid line Organizers promised 45 miles of support, a solid red line drawn all the way across the Valley’s southern end. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Arizona #RedForEd teacher supporters to line 45 miles of Baseline Road," 25 Apr. 2018 If the change goes ahead, the effects would begin to be felt after the 2020 presidential election, which will still rely on lines drawn up after 2010. Maya Rhodan, Time, "The Trump Administration Plans to Ask About Citizenship on the Census. Here's Why That's a Big Deal," 27 Mar. 2018 But that line drew skepticism from some senators on the committtee. Houston Chronicle, "GOP senators tell Perry to back off cuts to energy research," 20 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'line drawing.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of line drawing

1891, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about line drawing

Share line drawing

Statistics for line drawing

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for line drawing

The first known use of line drawing was in 1891

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for line drawing

line drawing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of line drawing

: a drawing made only with lines

More from Merriam-Webster on line drawing

See words that rhyme with line drawing

Comments on line drawing

What made you want to look up line drawing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make amends

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!