- Draw Draw, v. i.
1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have
force to move anything by pulling; as, a horse draws well;
the sails of a ship draw well.
Note: A sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind. [1913 Webster]
2. To draw a liquid from some receptacle, as water from a well. [1913 Webster]
The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. --John iv. 11. [1913 Webster]
Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their minds, that it may not draw too much. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
8. To become contracted; to shrink. ``To draw into less room.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
9. To move; to come or go; literally, to draw one's self; -- with prepositions and adverbs; as, to draw away, to move off, esp. in racing, to get in front; to obtain the lead or increase it; to draw back, to retreat; to draw level, to move up even (with another); to come up to or overtake another; to draw off, to retire or retreat; to draw on, to advance; to draw up, to form in array; to draw near, draw nigh, or draw towards, to approach; to draw together, to come together, to collect. [1913 Webster]
You may draw on me for the expenses of your journey. --Jay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.