[ draw-ing ]
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  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.

  1. a sketch, plan, or design, especially one made with pen, pencil, or crayon.

  2. the art or technique of making these.

  3. something decided by drawing lots; lottery.

  4. the selection, or time of selection, of the winning chance or chances sold by lottery or raffle.

Origin of drawing

A Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at draw, -ing1

Other words from drawing

  • self-drawing, noun, adjective

Words Nearby drawing

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British Dictionary definitions for drawing


/ (ˈdrɔːɪŋ) /

  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

  1. the art of making drawings; draughtsmanship

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