What is draw?

  • (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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on draw, draws:

Hypergeometric Distribution - Order of Draws
... 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 ... 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 draw) ...
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 championship) and Gevorg Haroutjunian ... (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 moves) ... and Black resigned on his 142nd move – even though the right to claim a draw was still in effect (Nunn 2010303–5) ...
Draw (chess) - Draws in All Games
... Chess gives the ways a game may end in a draw, and they are detailed in Article 9 (Schiller 200326–29) ... but is not in check, this is stalemate and the game is automatically a draw ... his move, the player on move may claim a draw (to the arbiter) ...
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 ...

More definitions of "draw":

  • (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): Engage in drawing.
    Example: "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  • (verb): Guide or pass over something.
    Synonyms: guide, run, pass
  • (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): Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something.
    Example: "Draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
  • (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): 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"
  • (noun): A playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack.
    Example: "He got a pair of kings in the draw"
  • (verb): Get or derive.
    Synonyms: reap
  • (verb): Pull back the sling of (a bow).
    Synonyms: pull back
  • (verb): Choose at random.
    Example: "Draw a card"
    Synonyms: cast
  • (verb): Require a specified depth for floating.
    Example: "This boat draws 70 inches"
  • (verb): Steep; pass through a strainer.
    Example: "Draw pulp from the fruit"
  • (verb): Take liquid out of a container or well.
    Synonyms: take out
  • (verb): Select or take in from a given group or region.
    Example: "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
  • (verb): Contract.
    Example: "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
  • (verb): Write a legal document or paper.
    Example: "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
  • (verb): Thread on or as if on a string.
    Synonyms: string, thread
  • (verb): Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
    Synonyms: attract, pull, pull in, draw in
  • (verb): Flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching.
    Example: "Draw steel"
  • (verb): Make, formulate, or derive in the mind.
    Example: "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"
    Synonyms: make
  • (verb): Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc..
    Synonyms: tie
  • (noun): A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer.
    Synonyms: hook, hooking
  • (verb): Move or go steadily or gradually.
    Example: "The ship drew near the shore"
  • (noun): Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random.
    Example: "The luck of the draw"
    Synonyms: lot
  • (verb): Cause to flow.
    Example: "The nurse drew blood"
  • (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): 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): Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him.
    Synonyms: quarter, draw and quarter
  • (verb): In baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher.
    Synonyms: get
  • (noun): A gully that is shallower than a ravine.
  • (verb): Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die.
    Example: "Draw wire"
  • (verb): Suck in or take (air).
    Example: "Draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
    Synonyms: puff, drag
  • (verb): Cause to localize at one point.
    Example: "Draw blood and pus"
  • (verb): Allow a draft.
    Example: "This chimney draws very well"

Famous quotes containing the word draw:

    Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    It seems to me that we have to draw the line in sibling rivalry whenever rivalry goes out of bounds into destructive behavior of a physical or verbal kind. The principle needs to be this: Whatever the reasons for your feelings you will have to find civilized solutions.
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)

    It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods;
    To taunt them with the tongue’s thin tip,
    Or strut in the weakness of mere humanity,
    Or draw a line daring them to cross;
    Anne Spencer (1882–1975)