What is draw?

  • (verb): Require a specified depth for floating.
    Example: "This boat draws 70 inches"
    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 ... show that by writing which makes it true for every draw ...
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 ...
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 ... continued 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
... 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) ... move but is not in check, this is stalemate and the game is automatically a draw ... the player on turn makes his move, the player on move may claim a draw (to the arbiter) ...
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) ...

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

Famous quotes containing the word draw:

    I must have the gentleman to haul and draw with the mariner, and the mariner with the gentleman ... I would know him, that would refuse to set his hand to a rope, but I know there is not any such here.
    Francis, Sir Drake (1540–1596)

    Parisians are so besotted, so silly and so naturally inept that a street player, a seller of indulgences, a mule with its cymbals, a fiddler in the middle of a crossroads, will draw more people than would a good Evangelist preacher.
    François Rabelais (1494–1553)

    A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree; or draw a child by studying the outlines of its forms merely,—but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at will in every attitude.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)