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Webster 1913 Edition


Drawing

Draw′ing

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Noun.
1.
The act of pulling, or attracting.
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.
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.
4.
(Textile Manuf.)
The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning.
5.
The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery.
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.
A drawing of tea
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a small portion of tea for steeping.
Drawing knife
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Drawing paper
(Fine Arts)
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a thick, sized paper for draughtsman and for water-color painting.
Drawing slate
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a soft, slaty substance used in crayon drawing; – called also
black chalk
, or
drawing chalk
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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 executed.

Webster 1828 Edition


Drawing

DRAWING

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ppr.
Pulling; hauling; attracting; delineating.

DRAWING

,
Noun.
1.
The act of pulling, hauling, or attracting.
2.
The act of representing the appearance or figures of objects on a plain surface, by means of lines and shades, as with a pencil, crayon, pen, compasses, &c.; delineation.

Definition 2021


drawing

drawing

English

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drawing

  1. present participle of draw

Noun

drawing (countable and uncountable, plural drawings)

  1. A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper.
    • 2012 March 1, Brian Hayes, “Pixels or Perish”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 106:
      Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.
  2. (uncountable) The act of producing such a picture.
  3. Such acts practiced as a graphic art form.
  4. An act or event in which the outcome (e.g., designating a winner) is selected by chance in the form of a blind draw, notably of lots; especially such a contest in which a winning name or number is selected randomly by removing (or drawing) it from a container, popularly a hat).
  5. A small portion of tea for steeping.
    • 1853, Alice Cary, Clovernook
      [] the tea-kettle was presently steaming like an engine, and an extra large "drawing of tea" was steeping on the hearth.

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