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drawing

[ draw-ing ]
/ ˈdrɔ ɪŋ /
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noun
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.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for drawing

drawing
/ (ˈdrɔːɪŋ) /

noun
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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