What is draw?

  • (verb): Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
    Synonyms: attract, pull, pull in, draw in
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on draw, draws:

Hypergeometric Distribution - Order of Draws
... As a result, the probability of drawing a white marble in the draw is This can be shown by induction ... First, it is certainly true for the first draw that ... Also, we can show that by writing which makes it true for every draw ...
Draw (chess) - Terminology
... Rf8! draws A "book draw" or a "theoretical draw" is a position that is known to result in a draw if both sides play optimally ... A "positional draw" is an impasse other than stalemate, where a draw is salvaged despite a big material disadvantage (see fortress (chess)#Positional draw) ... A "grandmaster draw" is a game in which the players quickly agree to a draw after making little or no effort to win (see draw by agreement#Grandmaster ...
2011 World Netball Championships - Teams - Draw
... The draw for the 2011 tournament was determined on 12 December 2010 in Singapore ... The top 4 teams from the previous championship (Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica and England) were put in the number one position from pool A to pool D respectively ...
Draw (chess) - Draws in All Games
... Article 5 of the FIDE Laws of Chess gives the ways a game may end in a draw, and they are detailed in Article 9 (Schiller 200326–29) ... and the game is automatically a draw ... or will occur after the player on turn makes his move, the player on move may claim a draw (to the arbiter) ...
Fifty-move Rule - Examples - Lputian Vs. Haroutjunian
... Qf6+, Black could claim a draw but resigned An unusual occurrence happened in a game in the 2001 Armenian Championship between Smbat Lputian (who won the ... The game was a theoretical draw from before here until Black's 141st move.) Black could have claimed a draw after White's 136th move (or any of the subsequent ... game continued and Black resigned on his 142nd move – even though the right to claim a draw was still in effect (Nunn 2010303–5) ...

More definitions of "draw":

  • (verb): Get or derive.
    Synonyms: reap
  • (verb): Suck in or take (air).
    Example: "Draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
    Synonyms: puff, drag
  • (verb): Represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface.
    Example: "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
  • (verb): Cause to move along the ground by pulling.
    Example: "Draw a wagon"
    Synonyms: pull, force
  • (verb): Elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc..
    Example: "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
  • (verb): Cause to flow.
    Example: "The nurse drew blood"
  • (verb): Cause to localize at one point.
    Example: "Draw blood and pus"
  • (verb): Steep; pass through a strainer.
    Example: "Draw pulp from the fruit"
  • (verb): Pull back the sling of (a bow).
    Synonyms: pull back
  • (noun): (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage.
    Synonyms: draw play
  • (verb): Write a legal document or paper.
    Example: "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
  • (verb): Guide or pass over something.
    Synonyms: guide, run, pass
  • (verb): Bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover.
    Example: "Draw a weapon"
    Synonyms: pull, pull out, get out, take out
  • (verb): Choose at random.
    Example: "Draw a card"
    Synonyms: cast
  • (verb): Move or go steadily or gradually.
    Example: "The ship drew near the shore"
  • (verb): Take liquid out of a container or well.
    Synonyms: take out
  • (verb): Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc..
    Synonyms: tie
  • (noun): The act of drawing or hauling something.
    Synonyms: haul, haulage
  • (noun): The finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided.
    Example: "The game ended in a draw"
    Synonyms: standoff, tie
  • (verb): Select or take in from a given group or region.
    Example: "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
  • (verb): Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die.
    Example: "Draw wire"
  • (verb): Bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition.
    Example: "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close"
  • (verb): Engage in drawing.
    Example: "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  • (noun): Poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer.
    Example: "He played only draw and stud"
    Synonyms: draw poker
  • (verb): Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something.
    Example: "Draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
  • (noun): A gully that is shallower than a ravine.
  • (noun): A playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack.
    Example: "He got a pair of kings in the draw"
  • (verb): Make, formulate, or derive in the mind.
    Example: "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"
    Synonyms: make
  • (noun): Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random.
    Example: "The luck of the draw"
    Synonyms: lot
  • (verb): Flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching.
    Example: "Draw steel"
  • (verb): Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him.
    Synonyms: quarter, draw and quarter
  • (noun): A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer.
    Synonyms: hook, hooking
  • (verb): Thread on or as if on a string.
    Synonyms: string, thread
  • (verb): Allow a draft.
    Example: "This chimney draws very well"
  • (verb): In baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher.
    Synonyms: get
  • (verb): Contract.
    Example: "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
  • (verb): Require a specified depth for floating.
    Example: "This boat draws 70 inches"

Famous quotes containing the word draw:

    The soul’s dark cottage, battered and decayed,
    Lets in new light through chinks that Time has made:
    Stronger by weakness, wiser men become
    As they draw near to their eternal home.
    Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view
    That stand upon the threshold of the new.
    Edmund Waller (1606–1687)

    He is the richest man who knows how to draw a benefit from the labors of the greatest number of men, of men in distant countries, and in past times.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    People can be lovers and enemies at the same time, you know. We were.... A man and woman draw apart from that long embrace, and see what they have done to each other.... In age we lose everything; even the power to love.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)