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 for Drawing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Drawing \Draw"ing\, n.
     1. The act of pulling, or attracting.
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     2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of
        lines and shades; especially, such a representation when
        in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors
        of natural objects, but for effect only, and produced with
        hard material such as pencil, chalk, etc.; delineation;
        also, the figure or representation drawn.
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     3. The process of stretching or spreading metals as by
        hammering, or, as in forming wire from rods or tubes and
        cups from sheet metal, by pulling them through dies.
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     4. (Textile Manuf.) The process of pulling out and elongating
        the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers,
        to prepare it for spinning.
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     5. The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
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     Note: Drawing is used adjectively or as the first part of
           compounds in the sense of pertaining to drawing, for
           drawing (in the sense of pulling, and of pictorial
           representation); as, drawing master or drawing-master,
           drawing knife or drawing-knife, drawing machine,
           drawing board, drawing paper, drawing pen, drawing
           pencil, etc.
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     A drawing of tea, a small portion of tea for steeping.
     Drawing knife. See in the Vocabulary.
     Drawing paper (Fine Arts), a thick, sized paper for
        draughtsman and for water-color painting.
     Drawing slate, a soft, slaty substance used in crayon
        drawing; -- called also black chalk, or drawing chalk.
     Free-hand drawing, a style of drawing made without the use
        of guiding or measuring instruments, as distinguished from
        mechanical or geometrical drawing; also, a drawing thus
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  draw \draw\ (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. Drew (dr[udd]); p. p.
     Drawn (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Drawing.] [OE.
     dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to
     Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to
     OS. dragan to bear, carry, D. dragen, G. tragen, Goth.
     dragan; cf. Skr. dhraj to move along, glide; and perh. akin
     to Skr. dhar to hold, bear. [root]73. Cf. 2d Drag, Dray a
     cart, 1st Dredge.]
     1. To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance
        of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to
        cause to follow.
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              He cast him down to ground, and all along
              Drew him through dirt and mire without remorse.
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              He hastened to draw the stranger into a private
              room.                                 --Sir W.
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              Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the
              judgment seats?                       --James ii. 6.
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              The arrow is now drawn to the head.   --Atterbury.
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     2. To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to
        exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself;
        to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.
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              The poet
              Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and
              floods.                               --Shak.
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              All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart.
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     3. To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract;
        to educe; to bring forth; as:
        (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some
            receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from
            a cask or well, etc.
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                  The drew out the staves of the ark. --2 Chron.
                                                    v. 9.
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                  Draw thee waters for the siege.   --Nahum iii.
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                  I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet
                  without drawing one drop of blood. --Wiseman.
        (b) To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
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                  I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy
                  them.                             --Ex. xv. 9.
        (c) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
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                  Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of
                  vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of
                  themselves.                       --Cheyne.
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                  Until you had drawn oaths from him. --Shak.
        (d) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from
            evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to
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                  We do not draw the moral lessons we might from
                  history.                          --Burke.
        (e) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call
            for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw
            money from a bank.
        (f) To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to
            receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the
            numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good
            fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize.
        (g) To select by the drawing of lots.
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                  Provided magistracies were filled by men freely
                  chosen or drawn.                  --Freeman.
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     4. To remove the contents of; as:
        (a) To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
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                  Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the
                  milk as fast as it can generated. --Wiseman.
        (b) To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a
            fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
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                  In private draw your poultry, clean your tripe.
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     5. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence,
        also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
        "Where I first drew air." --Milton.
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              Drew, or seemed to draw, a dying groan. --Dryden.
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     6. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch;
        to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
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              How long her face is drawn!           --Shak.
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              And the huge Offa's dike which he drew from the
              mouth of Wye to that of Dee.          --J. R. Green.
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     7. To run, extend, or produce, as a line on any surface;
        hence, also, to form by marking; to make by an instrument
        of delineation; to produce, as a sketch, figure, or
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     8. To represent by lines drawn; to form a sketch or a picture
        of; to represent by a picture; to delineate; hence, to
        represent by words; to depict; to describe.
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              A flattering painter who made it his care
              To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
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              Can I, untouched, the fair one's passions move,
              Or thou draw beauty and not feel its power? --Prior.
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     9. To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw
        a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
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              Clerk, draw a deed of gift.           --Shak.
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     10. To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating;
         -- said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a
         ship draws ten feet of water.
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     11. To withdraw. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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               Go wash thy face, and draw the action. --Shak.
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     12. To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.
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     13. (Games)
         (a) (Cricket) To play (a short-length ball directed at
             the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect
             the ball between the legs and the wicket.
         (b) (Golf) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so
             that it is deflected toward the left.
         (c) (Billiards) To strike (the cue ball) below the center
             so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it
             to take a backward direction on striking another
         (d) (Curling) To throw up (the stone) gently.
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     14. To leave (a contest) undecided; as, the battle or game
         was drawn. "Win, lose, or draw."
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     Note: Draw, in most of its uses, retains some shade of its
           original sense, to pull, to move forward by the
           application of force in advance, or to extend in
           length, and usually expresses an action as gradual or
           continuous, and leisurely. We pour liquid quickly, but
           we draw it in a continued stream. We force compliance
           by threats, but we draw it by gradual prevalence. We
           may write a letter with haste, but we draw a bill with
           slow caution and regard to a precise form. We draw a
           bar of metal by continued beating.
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     To draw a bow, to bend the bow by drawing the string for
        discharging the arrow.
     To draw a cover, to clear a cover of the game it contains.
     To draw a curtain, to cause a curtain to slide or move,
        either closing or unclosing. "Night draws the curtain,
        which the sun withdraws." --Herbert.
     To draw a line, to fix a limit or boundary.
     To draw back, to receive back, as duties on goods for
     To draw breath, to breathe. --Shak.
     To draw cuts or To draw lots. See under Cut, n.
     To draw in.
         (a) To bring or pull in; to collect.
         (b) To entice; to inveigle.
     To draw interest, to produce or gain interest.
     To draw off, to withdraw; to abstract. --Addison.
     To draw on, to bring on; to occasion; to cause. "War which
        either his negligence drew on, or his practices procured."
     To draw (one) out, to elicit cunningly the thoughts and
        feelings of another.
     To draw out, to stretch or extend; to protract; to spread
        out. -- "Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all
        generations?" --Ps. lxxxv. 5. "Linked sweetness long drawn
        out." --Milton.
     To draw over, to cause to come over, to induce to leave one
        part or side for the opposite one.
     To draw the longbow, to exaggerate; to tell preposterous
     To draw (one) to or To draw (one) on to (something), to
        move, to incite, to induce. "How many actions most
        ridiculous hast thou been drawn to by thy fantasy?"
     To draw up.
         (a) To compose in due form; to draught; to form in
         (b) To arrange in order, as a body of troops; to array.
             "Drawn up in battle to receive the charge." --Dryden.
     Syn: To Draw, Drag.
     Usage: Draw differs from drag in this, that drag implies a
            natural inaptitude for drawing, or positive
            resistance; it is applied to things pulled or hauled
            along the ground, or moved with toil or difficulty.
            Draw is applied to all bodies moved by force in
            advance, whatever may be the degree of force; it
            commonly implies that some kind of aptitude or
            provision exists for drawing. Draw is the more general
            or generic term, and drag the more specific. We say,
            the horses draw a coach or wagon, but they drag it
            through mire; yet draw is properly used in both cases.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a
           book, magazine, or newspaper; "it is shown by the drawing
           in Fig. 7"
      2: a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of
         lines; "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-
         and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"
      3: the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams; "he learned
         drawing from his father" [syn: drawing, draftsmanship,
      4: players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed
         by casting lots [syn: lottery, drawing]
      5: act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a
         liquid from a source; "the drawing of water from the well"
         [syn: drawing, drawing off]
      6: the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling [syn: draft,
         draught, drawing]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  194 Moby Thesaurus words for "drawing":
     adductive, alluring, alphabet, appealing, art, aspiration,
     attracting, attraction, attractive, attrahent, avulsion,
     bewitching, bingo, black and white, bleeding, bloodletting,
     blueprint, broaching, brouillon, captivating, cartoon,
     charactering, characterization, charcoal, charcoal drawing,
     charming, chart, chiaroscuro, choreography, class lottery,
     composition, conventional representation, copy, crayon, cupping,
     cutting out, dance notation, delineation, demonstration, depiction,
     depictment, deracination, design, diagram, disentanglement, doodle,
     draft, draft lottery, drafting, dragging, drainage, draining,
     drama, drawing out, drayage, dredging, drilling, ebauche,
     elevation, emptying, enchanting, enucleation, eradication,
     esquisse, evolvement, evulsion, excavation, excision,
     exemplification, expression, exsection, extirpation, extraction,
     extrication, fascinating, figuration, figure, grab bag, graph,
     graphic artist, graphic arts, graphics, ground plan, haulage,
     hauling, heaving, hieroglyphic, house plan, ichnography,
     iconography, ideogram, illustration, imagery, imaging,
     interest lottery, keno, letter, limning, line drawing, logogram,
     logograph, lottery, lotto, magnetic, magnetized, map, milking,
     mining, monochrome, musical notation, notation, number lottery,
     numbers pool, outline, painting, pastel, pattern, pen-and-ink,
     pencil drawing, phlebotomy, photography, pictogram, picture,
     picturization, pipetting, plan, plot, portraiture, portrayal,
     prefigurement, presentment, pressing out, printing, printmaking,
     profile, projection, pull, pulling, pulling power, pumping,
     quarrying, raffle, realization, relief-carving, removal, rendering,
     rendition, representation, ripping out, rough, rough copy,
     rough draft, rough outline, schema, score, script, silhouette,
     silver-print drawing, sinopia, siphoning, skeleton, sketch,
     sketching, squeezing out, study, sucking, suction, sweep,
     sweepstake, sweepstakes, syllabary, symbol, sympathetic, tablature,
     table, tapping, tombola, tontine, towage, towing, tracing,
     traction, tractive, tractive power, tug-of-war, tugging, unrooting,
     uprooting, venesection, vignette, withdrawal, working drawing,
     wresting out, writing

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DRAWING. A representation on paper, card, or other substance.
       2. The Act of Congress of July 4, 1836, section 6, requires all persons 
  who apply for letters patent for an invention, to accompany their petitions 
  or specifications with a drawing or drawings of the whole, and written 
  references, when the nature of the case admits of drawings. 

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