Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun draw

9 senses of draw

Sense 1
draw -- (a gully that is shallower than a ravine)
       => gully -- (deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour))

Sense 2
drawing card, draw, attraction, attractor, attracter -- (an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had")
       => entertainer -- (a person who tries to please or amuse)

Sense 3
draw, standoff, tie -- (the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie")
       => finish -- (designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race); "excitement grew as the finish neared"; "my horse was several lengths behind at the finish"; "the winner is the team with the most points at the finish")

Sense 4
draw, lot -- (anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 5
draw -- (a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw")
       => playing card -- (one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games)

Sense 6
hook, draw, hooking -- (a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking")
       => golf stroke, golf shot, swing -- (the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it)

Sense 7
draw, draw play -- ((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)
       => run, running, running play, running game -- ((American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team; "the defensive line braced to stop the run"; "the coach put great emphasis on running")

Sense 8
draw, draw poker -- (poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud")
       => poker, poker game -- (any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand)

Sense 9
draw, haul, haulage -- (the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly")
       => pull, pulling -- (the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb draw

36 senses of draw

Sense 1
pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 2
reap, draw -- (get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association")
       => derive, gain -- (obtain; "derive pleasure from one's garden")

Sense 3
trace, draw, line, describe, delineate -- (make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand")
       => mark -- (make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads")

Sense 4
draw, make -- (make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?")
       => create by mental act, create mentally -- (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

Sense 5
draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out -- (bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 6
draw -- (represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse")
       => represent, interpret -- (create an image or likeness of; "The painter represented his wife as a young girl")

Sense 7
draw, take out -- (take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")
          Phrasal Verb-> draw out#4

Sense 8
describe, depict, draw -- (give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack")
       => set forth, expound, exposit -- (state; "set forth one's reasons")

Sense 9
draw -- (select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her")

Sense 10
draw -- (elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter")
       => arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke -- (call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy")

Sense 11
puff, drag, draw -- (suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette")
       => inhale, inspire, breathe in -- (draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well")

Sense 12
draw -- (move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 13
withdraw, draw, take out, draw off -- (remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 14
draw, cast -- (choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots")
       => move, go -- (have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?")

Sense 15
draw, get -- (earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls")
       => effect, effectuate, set up -- (produce; "The scientists set up a shock wave")

Sense 16
draw -- (bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 17
draw -- (cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 18
draw -- (write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office")
       => write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")
          Phrasal Verb-> draw up#4

Sense 19
draw -- (engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden")
       => create -- (pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity; "Don't disturb him--he is creating")

Sense 20
draw -- (move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains")
       => close, shut -- (move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut; "Close the door"; "shut the window")

Sense 21
draw -- (allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 22
draw -- (require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches")
       => necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand -- (require as useful, just, or proper; "It takes nerve to do what she did"; "success usually requires hard work"; "This job asks a lot of patience and skill"; "This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice"; "This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert"; "This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent")

Sense 23
draw, quarter, draw and quarter -- (pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 24
pull, draw -- (cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 25
absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up -- (take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words")
          Phrasal Verb-> draw in#2; draw in#6

Sense 26
attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in -- (direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers")
       => pull, draw, force -- (cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled")

Sense 27
string, thread, draw -- (thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries")
       => arrange, set up -- (put into a proper or systematic order; "arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order")

Sense 28
pull back, draw -- (stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows")
       => stretch -- (pull in opposite directions; "During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack")

Sense 29
guide, run, draw, pass -- (pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers")

Sense 30
tie, draw -- (finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie")
       => equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate -- (make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching; "let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office"; "The company matched the discount policy of its competitors")

Sense 31
draw -- (contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water")
       => change shape, change form, deform -- (assume a different shape or form)

Sense 32
draw -- (reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire")
       => thin -- (make thin or thinner; "Thin the solution")

Sense 33
draw -- (steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit")
       => steep, infuse -- (let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol")

Sense 34
disembowel, eviscerate, draw -- (remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment")

Sense 35
draw -- (flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 36
draw -- (cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus")
       => localize, localise -- (restrict something to a particular area)

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