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 ...
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) ... in check, this is stalemate and the game is automatically a draw ... 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 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) ... continued and Black resigned on his 142nd move – even though the right to claim a draw was still in effect (Nunn 2010303–5) ...
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 ...

More definitions of "draw":

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

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