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:

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 ...
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 ...
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 ... (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). 142nd move – even though the right to claim a draw was still in effect (Nunn 2010303–5) ...
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) ...
Draw (chess) - Draws in All Games
... of 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 ... or will occur after the player on turn makes his move, the player on move may claim a draw (to the arbiter) ...

More definitions of "draw":

  • (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): Get or derive.
    Synonyms: reap
  • (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): 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): Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc..
    Synonyms: tie
  • (verb): Pull back the sling of (a bow).
    Synonyms: pull back
  • (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): Take liquid out of a container or well.
    Synonyms: take out
  • (verb): Cause to flow.
    Example: "The nurse drew blood"
  • (verb): Steep; pass through a strainer.
    Example: "Draw pulp from the fruit"
  • (verb): Guide or pass over something.
    Synonyms: guide, run, pass
  • (verb): Engage in drawing.
    Example: "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  • (verb): Require a specified depth for floating.
    Example: "This boat draws 70 inches"
  • (noun): Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random.
    Example: "The luck of the draw"
    Synonyms: lot
  • (verb): Write a legal document or paper.
    Example: "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
  • (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): Allow a draft.
    Example: "This chimney draws very well"
  • (verb): Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something.
    Example: "Draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
  • (verb): Suck in or take (air).
    Example: "Draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
    Synonyms: puff, drag
  • (verb): Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die.
    Example: "Draw wire"
  • (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"
  • (noun): The act of drawing or hauling something.
    Synonyms: haul, haulage
  • (verb): Choose at random.
    Example: "Draw a card"
    Synonyms: cast
  • (verb): Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
    Synonyms: attract, pull, pull in, draw in
  • (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
  • (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): A playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack.
    Example: "He got a pair of kings in the draw"
  • (verb): Thread on or as if on a string.
    Synonyms: string, thread
  • (verb): Cause to localize at one point.
    Example: "Draw blood and pus"
  • (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
  • (verb): Make, formulate, or derive in the mind.
    Example: "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"
    Synonyms: make
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word draw:

    One may draw a dragon or a tiger, but it is hard to draw their skeletons; one may know a person’s face but it is hard to know his heart.
    Chinese proverb.

    I have no more cheap morals to draw from all this death.
    Judith Rascoe, U.S. screenwriter, Robert Stone (b. 1939)

    When a horse comes to the edge of the cliff, it is too late to draw rein; when a boat reaches midstream, it is too late to stop the leaks.
    Chinese proverb.