Drawing
Drawing Draw"ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Textile Manuf.) The process of pulling out and elongating the sliver from the carding machine, by revolving rollers, to prepare it for spinning. [1913 Webster]

5. The distribution of prizes and blanks in a lottery. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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 executed. [1913 Webster]


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  • drawing — c.1300, a pulling, in various senses, from prp. of DRAW (Cf. draw) (v.). The picture making sense is from 1520s; of the picture itself from 1660s. Drawing board is from 1725; used in figurative expression from mid 20c …   Etymology dictionary

  • drawing — drawing; mi·cro·drawing; …   English syllables

  • Drawing — Drawing. См. Выдавливание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • drawing — index attractive, design (construction plan), lottery Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Drawing —   [engl.], Zeichnen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • drawing — should not be pronounced with an intrusive r as if it were spelt drawring …   Modern English usage

  • drawing — [n] illustration cartoon, commercial art, comp, delineation, depiction, design, doodle, etching, graphics, layout, likeness, outline, painting, picture, portrayal, representation, sketch, storyboard, study, tracing, work of art; concept 625 …   New thesaurus

  • drawing — ► NOUN 1) a monochrome picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint. 2) the art or skill of making such pictures …   English terms dictionary

  • drawing — [drô′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one that draws; specif., the art of representing something by lines made on a surface with a pencil, pen, etc. 2. a picture, design, sketch, etc. thus made 3. a lottery …   English World dictionary

  • drawing — /draw ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that draws. 2. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color. 3. a sketch, plan, or design, esp. one made with pen, pencil …   Universalium

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