What is draw?

  • (verb): Pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him.
    Synonyms: quarter, draw and quarter
    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 ... Also, we can 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 ...
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":

  • (verb): Cause to move along the ground by pulling.
    Example: "Draw a wagon"
    Synonyms: pull, force
  • (verb): Cause to localize at one point.
    Example: "Draw blood and pus"
  • (verb): Cause to flow.
    Example: "The nurse drew blood"
  • (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): Suck in or take (air).
    Example: "Draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
    Synonyms: puff, drag
  • (verb): Choose at random.
    Example: "Draw a card"
    Synonyms: cast
  • (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): Engage in drawing.
    Example: "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
  • (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"
  • (verb): Contract.
    Example: "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
  • (verb): Finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc..
    Synonyms: tie
  • (verb): Allow a draft.
    Example: "This chimney draws very well"
  • (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): Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
    Synonyms: attract, pull, pull in, draw in
  • (verb): Require a specified depth for floating.
    Example: "This boat draws 70 inches"
  • (verb): Guide or pass over something.
    Synonyms: guide, run, pass
  • (verb): Pull back the sling of (a bow).
    Synonyms: pull back
  • (verb): Steep; pass through a strainer.
    Example: "Draw pulp from the fruit"
  • (noun): A gully that is shallower than a ravine.
  • (noun): The act of drawing or hauling something.
    Synonyms: haul, haulage
  • (verb): Make, formulate, or derive in the mind.
    Example: "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"
    Synonyms: make
  • (verb): Move or go steadily or gradually.
    Example: "The ship drew near the shore"
  • (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): Move or pull so as to cover or uncover something.
    Example: "Draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
  • (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): Take liquid out of a container or well.
    Synonyms: take out
  • (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): In baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher.
    Synonyms: get
  • (noun): Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random.
    Example: "The luck of the draw"
    Synonyms: lot
  • (verb): Get or derive.
    Synonyms: reap
  • (noun): A golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer.
    Synonyms: hook, hooking
  • (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 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): 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"

Famous quotes containing the word draw:

    Wilt thou draw near the nature of the gods?
    Draw near them then in being merciful.
    Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    I cannot draw a cart, nor eat dried oats;
    If it be man’s work, I’ll do’t.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    ‘But where can we draw water,’
    Said Pearse to Connolly,
    ‘When all the wells are parched away?
    O plain as plain can be
    There’s nothing but our own red blood
    Can make a right Rose Tree.’
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)