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Synonyms for drawing
ˈdrɔ ɪŋdraw·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drawing

    A sketch is a rough, suggestive presentation of anything, whether graphic or literary, commonly intended to be preliminary to a more complete or extended treatment. An outline gives only the bounding or determining lines of a figure or a scene; a sketch may give not only lines, but shading and color, but is hasty and incomplete. The lines of a sketch are seldom so full and continuous as those of an outline, being, like the shading or color, little more than indications or suggestions according to which a finished picture may be made; the artist's first representation of a sunset, the hues of which change so rapidly, must of necessity be a sketch. Draft and plan apply especially to mechanical drawing, of which outline, sketch, and drawing are also used; a plan is strictly a view from above, as of a building or machine, giving the lines of a horizontal section, originally at the level of the ground, now in a wider sense at any height; as, a plan of the cellar; a plan of the attic. A mechanical drawing is always understood to be in full detail; a draft is an incomplete or unfinished drawing; a design is such a preliminary sketch as indicates the object to be accomplished or the result to be attained, and is understood to be original. One may make a drawing of any well-known mechanism, or a drawing from another man's design; but if he says, "The design is mine," he claims it as his own invention or composition. In written composition an outline gives simply the main divisions, and in the case of a sermon is often called a skeleton; a somewhat fuller suggestion of illustration, treatment, and style is given in a sketch. A lawyer's brief is a succinct statement of the main facts involved in a case, and of the main heads of his argument on points of law, with reference to authorities cited; the brief has none of the vagueness of a sketch, being sufficiently exact and complete to form, on occasion, the basis for the decision of the court without oral argument, when the case is said to be "submitted on brief." Compare DESIGN.

    Synonyms:
    brief, design, draft, outline, picture, plan, skeleton, sketch

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawingnoun

    an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper

    "it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"

    Synonyms:
    draft, draftsmanship, lottery, drafting, drawing off, draught

  2. drawingnoun

    a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines

    "drawings of abstract forms"; "he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures"

    Synonyms:
    draft, draftsmanship, lottery, drafting, drawing off, draught

  3. drawing, draftsmanship, draftingnoun

    the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams

    "he learned drawing from his father"

    Synonyms:
    draught, draftsmanship, draft, drafting, lottery, mechanical drawing, drawing off

  4. lottery, drawingnoun

    players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots

    Synonyms:
    draft, draught, lottery, drafting, drawing off, draftsmanship

  5. drawing, drawing offnoun

    act of getting or draining something such as electricity or a liquid from a source

    "the drawing of water from the well"

    Synonyms:
    draft, draftsmanship, lottery, drafting, drawing off, draught

  6. draft, draught, drawingnoun

    the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

    Synonyms:
    draftsmanship, bill of exchange, draft, draught, draft copy, muster, drafting, rough drawing, order of payment, tipple, lottery, conscription, gulp, swig, selective service, potation, drawing off

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Editors Contribution

  1. pictography

    pictography is a form of writing which uses representational, pictorial drawings, similarly to cuneiform and, to some extent, hieroglyphic writing, which also uses drawings as phonetic letters or determinative rhymes. some pictograms, such as hazards pictograms, are elements of formal languages.

    the pictographs said nothing of an earthquake! dennis detected pictographs near it.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 16, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drawingnoun

    Synonyms:
    art of delineation

  2. drawingnoun

    Synonyms:
    delineation, sketch, picture, plan, outline, draught

  3. drawingnoun

    Synonyms:
    awe

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drawingnoun

    Synonyms:
    traction, hauling, pulling, graphics, diagraphics, delineation, sketch, draught, diagram, picture, limning, representation

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#7142circulation
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#10351appellant
#11288drafting
#11392sketch
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#15182attracting
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#36472draught
#46432swig
#49668gulp
#59833conscription
#115471tipple
#310879draftsmanship

How to use drawing in a sentence?

  1. Lonely Planet:

    Despite drawing in day-trippers by the busload, the area's well-protected and spread-out natural attractions have somehow managed to escape the frenzied tourist circus of other less well-managed places.

  2. Parveen Garg:

    We know a few prime risk factors that are very important, such as obesity, high blood pressure and smoking, but it doesn't explain everything about why we get this condition, we're drawing a link between exhaustion and atrial fibrillation which really hasn't been described before.

  3. Felix Klein:

    I don't want to say the AfD is anti-Semitic, per se, but it tolerates representatives who are demanding a new policy of remembrance, they initiated this discussion about drawing a line (under the Holocaust) and that is very dangerous because it helps make anti-Semitism presentable again.

  4. Salvador Dali:

    Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.

  5. Aaron Sorkin:

    People don't live their lives in a series of scenes that form a dramatic narrative, they don't speak in dialogue, they're not lit by a cinematographer or scored by a composer. The properties of real life and the properties of drama have almost nothing to do with each other. The difference between writing about reporters and being a reporter is the same as the difference between drawing a building and building a building.


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