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drawing

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noun
  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, especially one made with pen, pencil, or crayon.
  4. the art or technique of making these.
  5. something decided by drawing lots; lottery.
  6. the selection, or time of selection, of the winning chance or chances sold by lottery or raffle.

Origin of drawing

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at draw, -ing1
Related formsself-draw·ing, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-drawing

drawing

noun
  1. a picture or plan made by means of lines on a surface, esp one made with a pencil or pen without the use of colour
  2. a sketch, plan, or outline
  3. the art of making drawings; draughtsmanship
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Word Origin and History for self-drawing

drawing

n.

c.1300, "a pulling," in various senses, verbal noun from 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.

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