Definition of drow
1. draw [ v ] cause to move along the ground by pulling
Examples: "draw a wagon" "pull a sled"
(Robert Wallace, "This Is the Way It Came About"...)
On July_14 the Security_Council - with France and Great_Britain abstaining - voted the resolution which drew the U._N. into the Congo .
(The Christian Science Monitor...)
President_Kennedy , already two quiet demands down , still refused Thursday to be drawn into delivering a public ultimatum to Moscow .
(Paul Larson and Gordon Odegard, "How to design your...)
Draw file No. 1 tappet to a smooth fit in its respective slot and square the ends .
(McCall's Needlework and Crafts, Spring-Summer,...)
Mark row on_which first stitches have been bound_off for armhole by drawing a contrasting colored thread through it .
Do not draw yarn too tight .Synonyms pull draw force Related Terms push move attract drag yank attract haul pluck entrain hike_up stretch twitch adduct abduct tug winch pull_back pluck attract attract extract level pluck wrest uproot rope_in shlep pull_back pull pull pull draft
2. draw [ v ] attract or elicit
Examples: "The school attracts students with artistic talents" "His playing drew a crowd" "The painting fetched more than a million at the auction" "The star cast pulled many people to the box office"
(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
Apart from spirit there could be no community , for it is spirit which draws men into community and gives to any community its unity , cohesiveness , and permanence .
It is the spirit which is the source of a community 's drawing_power by means of which others are drawn into it from the world outside so_that the community grows and prospers .
(Francis Pollini, Night....)
Like a particle drawn to a magnet he returned to that which was pressing so hard in his mind .
(E. Lucas Myers, "The Vindication of Dr. Nestor,"...)
The doctor , with the air of a man whose professional interests have found scope , drew Alex 's attention to those excellences which might otherwise have escaped him : the fine color in comb and wattles , the length and quality of neck and saddle_hackles , the firm , wide spread of the toes , and a rare justness in the formation of the ear lappets .
(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
As Andy reached the finale of his act , a subdued commotion backstage drew his attention to the wings .Synonyms attract draw fetch pull_in draw_in pull Related Terms repel pull tug catch draw_in bring attract curl_up draw_in pull attraction pull attraction drawing_card appear
3. draw [ v ] get or derive
Examples: "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
Poor where they had once been rich , humbled where they had been arrogant , having no_longer any hope of sharing_in the leadership of the nation , the rebels who would not surrender in spirit drew comfort from the sympathy they felt extended to them by the mother_country .
(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
They are segregated businesses , combining again on one site the factory and the office , drawing their work_force from segregated communities .
It is interesting to note how many of the plants on Massachusetts ' Route_128 draw most of their income either from the government in non-competitive cost-plus arrangements , or from the exploitation of patents which grant at_least a partial monopoly .Synonyms draw reap Related Terms derive
4. draw [ v ] make, formulate, or derive in the mind
Examples: "I draw a line here" "draw a conclusion" "draw parallels" "make an estimate" "What do you make of his remarks?"
(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)
The North should thank_its_stars that such has been the case ; but at_the_same_time it should not draw false inferences therefrom .
(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
Thus , direct comparisons can be drawn with free_burning arcs which have been studied in_detail during the past years and decades by numerous investigators ( Ref. 3 ) .
(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
Until better records have been kept over longer periods_of_time and much more is known about the maximum dimensions , it will be wise to refrain_from drawing conclusions .
(Chester G. Starr, The Origins of Greek Civili...)
The same conclusions can be drawn from the other physical evidence of the Dark_ages , from linguistic distribution , and from the survivals of early social , political , and religious patterns into later ages .
(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Far from it ; I merely draw an etymological distinction , hoping that specialists and busy people like you will welcome such precision in a layman .Synonyms make draw Related Terms create_by_mental_act make
5. draw [ v ] make a mark or lines on a surface
Examples: "draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)
As the time drew_near for the drawing of the British American frontier by terms of the agreement of 1818 , the company suspected that the Pembina_colony - its own post and Fort_Daer - was on American territory .
(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)
Since the difficulty of drawing the net is great , we will merely discuss it .Synonyms draw trace describe outline delineate line Related Terms mark write construct circumscribe circumscribe inscribe line tracing drawing outline tracing depiction tracer
6. draw [ v ] bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Examples: "draw a weapon" "pull out a gun" "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
(Todhunter Ballard, The Night Riders....)
He pulled open the top drawer of his desk and drew out a tintype .Synonyms draw pull_out pull take_out get_out Related Terms remove unsheathe extract pull drawer
7. draw [ v ] represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface
Examples: "She drew an elephant" "Draw me a horse"
(Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy....)
There was only one way to accomplish this : by design , by drawing diagrams and sketches in which he probed the remotest corner of his mind for creative ideas to carry his concept .
He went_into the Jewish_quarter , wanting to draw Hebraic faces so_that he could reach a visual understanding of how Christ might have looked .
He drew toward the composite design from his meticulously accurate memory , without need to consult his sketches .Synonyms draw Related Terms represent sketch diagram charcoal project shade color pencil crayon check delineate doodle cartoon chalk rule art trace drawing
8. draw [ v ] select or take in from a given group or region
Examples: "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
(Jesse W. Grimes and Wesley Allinsmith, "Compuls...)
Equal proportions of children in each city were drawn from upper-lower and lower-middle_class neighborhoods .Synonyms draw Related Terms choose
9. draw [ v ] give a description of
Examples: "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
The Catholic priest , though somewhat superficially drawn , easily came_out the best .
(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
His interpretation of the beginning on the basis of the end prompts him to draw these parallels between the Virgin Eve and the Virgin Mary .Synonyms describe draw depict Related Terms set_forth represent sketch represent delineate word_picture
10. draw [ v ] take liquid out of a container or well
Examples: "She drew water from the barrel"
(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)
The red_cells for the Rh_antibody tests were used within 3 days after drawing except for the * * f cells , which had been glycerolized and stored at - 20 ` C for approximately 1 year .
Successive 1 - ml fractions were then drawn off with a hypodermic_syringe , starting at the top of the tube , and tested for agglutinin activity .
(Jacob Robbins et al., "The thyroid-stimulating...)
The importance of knowing in what chemical forms the hormone may exist is accentuated by the recent observation that there exists an abnormally long-acting TSH in blood drawn from many thyrotoxic patients ( Adams , 1958 ) .Synonyms draw take_out Related Terms remove milk suck deglycerolize pump tap sluice siphon rack educe withdraw drawing
11. draw [ v ] suck in or take, as of air
Examples: "draw a deep breath" draw on a cigarette"
(Tristram Coffin, Not to the Swift....)
He thought how this dainty , fragile older woman threading her way through the streets of Westminster on a day in June , enjoying the flowers in the shops , the greetings from old friends , but never really drawing a deep , passionate breath , was so like himself .
(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
He drew a deep breath .Synonyms draw drag puff Related Terms inhale smoke
12. draw [ v ] elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.
Examples: "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans" "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The artistic interest , then , lies_in what the encounter may be made to represent , in the power of some central significance to draw the details into relevance and meaningfulness .Synonyms draw Related Terms arouse reap
13. draw [ n ] a gully that is shallower than a ravineUsed in print:
(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)
Toward the west this depression led toward a draw .
Swinging up then , and bending forward over the horn , he urged his mount down the meandering draw .
At the first shot Russ had hurled his mount to the left toward the side of the winding draw .
He dashed madly for the next elbow turn in the draw , and made_it .
Recklessly hurling the bronc sidewise into an intersecting draw , he plunged forward with undiminished speed .Synonyms draw Related Terms gully
14. draw [ v ] move or go steadily or gradually
Examples: "The ship drew near the shore"
(Richard F. McLaughlin, et al., "A study of the...)
Here the pulmonary_vein , as in type 2 , , is noted to draw away from the bronchus , and to follow a more direct , independent course to the hilum ( figs. 23 , 24 ) .Synonyms draw Related Terms travel
15. draw [ v ] remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
Examples: "She drew $2,000 from the account" "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
(San Francisco Chronicle,...)
Another hoodlum , Louis_Arger , drew $ 39000 from Stein 's janitor firm , the National_Maintenance company , in three years ending in 1959 , Stein disclosed in an interview .
(Rhode Island Legislative Council. Research Report...)
The uniform fiscal_year ensures conformance with another common_sense rule , that of having cash in the bank before checks are drawn .
(Allen R. Bosworth, The Crows of Edwina Hill....)
At Yokosuka he was restricted to the confines of the Base because Walt_Perry , being thoughtful , knew that Doc might have_to draw some medical supplies from the hospital or the Supply_Base .Synonyms draw draw_off take_out withdraw Related Terms deposit remove tap divest hive_off overdraw cheque withdrawal withdrawer
16. draw [ v ] choose at random
Examples: "draw a card" "cast lots"
(Frederick Mosteller et al., Probability with...)
In repetitions of the experiment from couple to couple , the votes of the two persons in a couple probably agree more often than independence would imply , because couples who visit the museum together are more likely to have similar tastes than are a random pair of people drawn from the entire population of visitors .
(Max F. Millikan and Donald L. M. Blackmer,...)
Capital imports drawn from a number of sources must be employed and combined skillfully enough to permit domestic investment programming to go_forward .Synonyms draw cast Related Terms move cast lottery
17. draw [ v ] bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition
Examples: "She was drawn to despair" "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum" "The session was drawn to a close"
(Irving Fineman, Woman of Valor: The Life of Henrietta...)
And like Jo_March , who saw her sisters Meg and Amy involved in `` lovering '' before herself , Henrietta saw her sisters Rachel and Sadie drawn outside their family circle by the attraction of suitors , Rachel by Joe_Jastrow , and Sadie by Max_Lobl , a young businessman who would write her romantic descriptions of his trips by steamboat down the Mississippi .
(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
As if drawn by a wire the enemy flew into them .Synonyms draw Related Terms change
18. draw [ v ] in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
Examples: "He drew a base on balls"
(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
With one down in the eighth , Marv_Throneberry drew a walk and stole second as Hyde fanned Tuttle .
(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
Jay_Porter drew a base_on_balls to fill the bases but Don_Wert 's smash was knocked_down by Rudolph for the putout .Synonyms draw get Related Terms effect
19. draw [ v ] write a legal document or paper
Examples: "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
(Doris Miles Disney, Mrs. Meeker's Money....)
At the time the will was drawn Mr._Hohlbein mentioned to me how mentally alert she seemed for her age , knowing just what changes she wanted made and_so_forth '' .Synonyms draw Related Terms write frame
20. draw [ v ] cause to flow
Examples: "The nurse drew blood"
(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)
I 've drawn his fangs '' , he snapped .Synonyms draw Related Terms remove
21. draw [ v ] move or pull so as to cover or uncover something
Examples: "draw the shades" "draw the curtains"
(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
When Felix first opened the door on_it , all these shades were tightly drawn and the whole studio was as dark as night .Synonyms draw Related Terms close
22. draw [ v ] engage in drawing
Examples: "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
In the best tradition , he first taught himself to see , then to draw with accuracy and assurance , and_then to paint .Synonyms draw Related Terms create trace draftsman
23. draw [ n ] an entertainer who attracts large audiences
Examples: "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
24. draw [ n ] the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided
Examples: "the game ended in a draw" "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
25. draw [ n ] a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer
Examples: "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
26. draw [ v ] require a specified depth for floating
Examples: "This boat draws 70 inches"
27. draw [ v ] finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.
Examples: "The teams drew a tie"
28. draw [ v ] cause to localize at one point
Examples: "Draw blood and pus"
29. draw [ v ] guide or pass over something;
Examples: "He ran his eyes over her body" "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine" "He drew her hair through his fingers"
30. draw [ v ] flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching
Examples: "draw steel"
31. draw [ n ] a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack
Examples: "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
32. draw [ n ] poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer
Examples: "he played only draw and stud"
33. draw [ v ] pull back the sling of (a bow)
Examples: "The archers were drawing their bows"
34. draw [ v ] to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
Examples: "She puckered her lips"
35. draw [ v ] remove the entrails of
Examples: "draw a chicken"
36. draw [ v ] take in, also metaphorically
Examples: "The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"
37. draw [ v ] steep; pass through a strainer
Examples: "draw pulp from the fruit"
38. draw [ n ] anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
Examples: "the luck of the draw" "they drew lots for it"
39. draw [ v ] contract
Examples: "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
40. draw [ v ] reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die
Examples: "draw wire"
41. draw [ v ] allow a draft
Examples: "This chimney draws very well"
42. draw [ v ] pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him
Examples: "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
43. draw [ n ] (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 scrimmageSynonyms draw_play draw Related Terms run American_football
44. draw [ v ] thread on or as if on a string
Examples: "string pearls on a string" "the child drew glass beads on a string" "thread dried cranberries"
45. draw [ n ] the act of drawing or hauling something
Examples: "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
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