- past participle of draw.
- tense; haggard.
- eviscerated, as a fowl.
- of or relating to the stem of a drinking glass that has been formed by stretching from a small mass of molten metal left at the base of the bowl of the vessel.
- of or relating to glass that is drawn over a series of rollers as it comes from the furnace.
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Examples from the Web for well-drawn
Like most well-drawn detectives, Pepe Cavalho has outlived his creator.The Foodie Detective: The Pepe Carvalho Novels by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
October 3, 2012
It's difficult to explain to non-viewers how earnest and well-drawn Luke and Noah's relationship is.The Gays Go All the Way in Daytime
January 13, 2009
"Nay, this wind will scarce turn a well-drawn shaft," said a third.Sir Nigel
Arthur Conan Doyle
His thoughts leaped from his mind, like arrows from a well-drawn bow.Thirty Years' View (Vol. II of 2)
Thomas Hart Benton
They have straight backs, like little walls, and decided, well-drawn brows.Sea and Sardinia
D. H. Lawrence
The boisterous captain is a well-drawn and a well-supported character.
The characters quite as well-drawn and supported as in any, and from being more every-day ones, the more entertaining.Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters
William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
- haggard, tired, or tense in appearance
Word Origin and History for well-drawn
c.1200, from Old English dragen, past participle of draw (v.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper