DICTIONARY


Definition of DREW

noun : DREW

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862) ;

verb : DREW

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" ;

  • 2. (

    ) get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association" ;

  • 4. (

    ) make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?" ;

  • 6. (

    ) represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse" ;

  • 7. (

    ) take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel" ;

  • 9. (

    ) select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population" ;

  • 10. (

    ) elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter" ;

  • 12. (

    ) move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore" ;

  • 13. (

    ) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank" ;

  • 14. (

    ) choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" ;

  • 15. (

    ) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" ;

  • 16. (

    ) bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close" ;

  • 17. (

    ) cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood" ;

  • 18. (

    ) write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office" ;

  • 19. (

    ) engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden" ;

  • 20. (

    ) move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains" ;

  • 21. (

    ) allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well" ;

  • 22. (

    ) require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches" ;

  • 23. (

    ) pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes" ;

  • 24. (

    ) cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter" ;

  • 26. (

    ) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers" ;

  • 27. (

    ) thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries" ;

  • 28. (

    ) stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows" ;

  • 29. (

    ) pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers" ;

  • 30. (

    ) finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" ;

  • 31. (

    ) contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water" ;

  • 32. (

    ) reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire" ;

  • 33. (

    ) steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit" ;

  • 35. (

    ) flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel" ;

  • 36. (

    ) cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus" ;


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