Free-hand 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Free-hand — a. Done by the hand, without support, or the guidance of instruments; of drawing or sculpture; as, free hand drawing. See under {Drawing}. Syn: free, freehanded, unguided, untraced. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • free|hand — «FREE HAND», adjective, adverb. –adj. done by hand without measurements or instruments: »freehand drawing. –adv. in a freehand manner. free hand, 1. freedom to do as one chooses: »The carriers…have been adamant in their demands for a free hand on …   Useful english dictionary

  • free-hand — (adv.) of drawing, from 1848; see FREE (Cf. free) (adj.) + HAND (Cf. hand) …   Etymology dictionary

  • free hand — noun freedom to do as you see fit many have doubts about giving him a free hand to attack • Syn: ↑blank check • Hypernyms: ↑freedom * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: free ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • free·hand — /ˈfriːˌhænd/ adj, always used before a noun : done without special tools or instruments She took a course in freehand drawing. a freehand sketch freehand adv She drew the picture freehand …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing chalk — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawing knife — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawing paper — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Drawing slate — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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