the act of a person or thing that draws.
a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color.
a sketch, plan, or design, especially one made with pen, pencil, or crayon.
the art or technique of making these.
something decided by drawing lots; lottery.
the selection, or time of selection, of the winning chance or chances sold by lottery or raffle.
- self-drawing, noun, adjective
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How to use drawing in a sentence
Featuring heavyweight drawing paper suitable for pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, and markers, the Travelogue notebook is a great choice for artists.
I particularly like the Artist face, featuring drawings by Geoff McFetridge, and the strange Typography face that lets you mess around with a whole bunch of font options.Apple Watch Series 6 first impressions: A stretchy addition looks great | Aaron Pressman | September 17, 2020 | Fortune
This set offers a variety of lights and darks to make for easy writing, shading, and drawing.
What they belatedly recognized in October was that a flip that brings you closer to being able to add a new edge also brings the graph closer to resembling one of the good drawings they’d already identified.A New Algorithm for Graph Crossings, Hiding in Plain Sight | Stephanie DeMarco | September 15, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
For example, the text about Alfred Binet came with a drawing of a race car driver.
Our animators are very excited to be drawing the innards of a human being.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like drawing tattoos, sewing earmuffs, or fashioning model airplanes from old chip bags?How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’ | Michael Howard | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
By drawing boundaries against wrongful conduct, law provides a protective zone of freedom within those boundaries.
Now, the recent actions of ISIS and Boko Haram are drawing attention to the role of human trafficking.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism | Louise I. Shelley | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A drawing of three skulls along with a message in English appeared on computer screens at the targeted firms.Inside the ‘Surprisingly Great’ North Korean Hacker Hotel | Michael Daly | December 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the drawing-room things went on much as they always do in country drawing-rooms in the hot weather.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
She began the study of drawing at the age of thirty, and her first attempt in oils was made seven years later.
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
This habit and the fact that she cares more for color than for drawing are the usual criticisms of her pictures.
When they rose from table and went back into her little drawing-room, she left her daughter alone for awhile with Bernard.Confidence | Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for drawing
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
a sketch, plan, or outline
the art of making drawings; draughtsmanship
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