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Definition 1: the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams - [noun denoting act]

Samples where drawing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he learned drawing from his father

Synonyms for drawing in the sense of this definition

(drawing is a kind of ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

(... is a kind of drawing ) the act of producing drawings on wood or leather by using heated tools or a fine flame

(... is a kind of drawing ) the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline

Definition 2: act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source - [noun denoting act]

Samples where drawing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the drawing of water from the well

Synonyms for drawing in the sense of this definition

(drawing is a kind of ...) a gradual depletion of energy or resources

"a drain on resources" "a drain of young talent by emigration"

(... is a kind of drawing ) drawing off water from its main channel as for irrigation

(... is a kind of drawing ) drawing of fluid or inflammation away from a diseased part of the body

Definition 3: players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for drawing in the sense of this definition

(drawing is a kind of ...) a game that involves gambling

(... is a kind of drawing ) a lottery in which tickets are drawn from a revolving drum

(... is a kind of drawing ) a game in which prizes (e.g., candies or coins) are concealed in a container and for a small sum a player can draw one out at random

(... is a kind of drawing ) an illegal daily lottery

(... is a kind of drawing ) a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money

(... is a kind of drawing ) a lottery in which the prize consists of the money paid by the participants

Definition 4: the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for drawing in the sense of this definition

(drawing is a kind of ...) the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

"the pull up the hill had him breathing harder" "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

Definition 5: a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where drawing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drawings of abstract forms
  • he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures

(drawing is a kind of ...) a creation that is a visual or tangible rendering of someone or something

(... is a kind of drawing ) drawing of a human or animal that represents the head by a circle and the rest of the body by straight lines

(... is a kind of drawing ) preliminary drawing for later elaboration

"he made several studies before starting to paint"

(... is a kind of drawing ) a drawing made on specially prepared paper with an instrument having a silver tip (15th and 16th centuries)

(... is a kind of drawing ) a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color

(... is a kind of drawing ) an aimless drawing

(... is a kind of drawing ) a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material

(... is a kind of drawing ) perspective drawing of an architect's design

(... is a kind of drawing ) scale drawing of a structure

"the plans for City Hall were on file"

(... is a kind of drawing ) a drawing executed with pen and ink

(... is a kind of drawing ) scale drawing of a machine or architectural plan etc,

(... is a kind of drawing ) a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts

(... is a kind of drawing ) a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects

(... is a kind of drawing ) a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

Definition 6: an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where drawing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7

(drawing is a kind of ...) photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication

"the publisher was responsible for all the artwork in the book"

(... is a kind of drawing ) a single drawing in a comic strip

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