What is draw?

  • (verb): Select or take in from a given group or region.
    Example: "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on draw, draws:

Draw (chess) - Draws in All Games
... 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) ... In such a case the draw is not automatic - a player must claim it if he wants the 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) ...
Hypergeometric Distribution - Order of Draws
... 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 ... 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 ... resigned on his 142nd move – even though the right to claim a draw was still in effect (Nunn 2010303–5) ...
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): Move or go steadily or gradually.
    Example: "The ship drew near the shore"
  • (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): Allow a draft.
    Example: "This chimney draws very well"
  • (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): 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): Guide or pass over something.
    Synonyms: guide, run, pass
  • (verb): Require a specified depth for floating.
    Example: "This boat draws 70 inches"
  • (noun): A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer.
    Synonyms: hook, hooking
  • (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): 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 playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack.
    Example: "He got a pair of kings in the draw"
  • (verb): Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him.
    Synonyms: quarter, draw and quarter
  • (verb): Cause to localize at one point.
    Example: "Draw blood and pus"
  • (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): Suck in or take (air).
    Example: "Draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
    Synonyms: puff, drag
  • (verb): Cause to move along the ground by pulling.
    Example: "Draw a wagon"
    Synonyms: pull, force
  • (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 back the sling of (a bow).
    Synonyms: pull back
  • (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.
  • (verb): Get or derive.
    Synonyms: reap
  • (verb): Steep; pass through a strainer.
    Example: "Draw pulp from the fruit"
  • (verb): Write a legal document or paper.
    Example: "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
  • (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): Cause to flow.
    Example: "The nurse drew blood"
  • (noun): Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random.
    Example: "The luck of the draw"
    Synonyms: lot
  • (verb): Thread on or as if on a string.
    Synonyms: string, thread
  • (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): 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
  • (verb): Make, formulate, or derive in the mind.
    Example: "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"
    Synonyms: make
  • (verb): Reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die.
    Example: "Draw wire"

Famous quotes containing the word draw:

    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.

    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)

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    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)