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Synonyms for drawing
ˈdrɔ ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drawing(noun)

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

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

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

  2. drawing(noun)

    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"

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

  3. drawing, draftsmanship, drafting(noun)

    the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams

    "he learned drawing from his father"

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

  4. lottery, drawing(noun)

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

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

  5. drawing, drawing off(noun)

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

    "the drawing of water from the well"

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

  6. draft, draught, drawing(noun)

    the act of moving a load by drawing or pulling

    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

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.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. drawing(n.)

    art of delineation

  2. drawing(n.)

    delineation, sketch, picture, plan, outline, draught

  3. drawing(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drawing(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    draw, design, pivot, drawings, attracting, painting, sketch, tractor, appellant, circulation, attract, picture

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How to use drawing in a sentence?

  1. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas:

    Making this an issue through over-simplifications, and connecting it to the issue of refugees is nothing more than misuse of the debate. Now it is about determining the facts and drawing the necessary conclusions.

  2. Connor Pollock:

    With so many people coming forward, there's definitely something going on there, I think there will be a silent drawing away from him as a personality at the school.

  3. Oscar Wilde:

    Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.

  4. Ethan Powell:

    In order to accommodate that investor effectively, we upsized the size of the facility, we don't anticipate drawing on it, but it really serves as more of a security blanket.

  5. Bill Robles:

    He saw the drawing on air, and he said he was astonished by the accuracy. So I was subpoenaed.

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