English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
"it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7"
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"
drawing, draftsmanship, draftingnoun
the creation of artistic pictures or diagrams
"he learned drawing from his father"
players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
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"
draft, draught, drawingnoun
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
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.
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How to use drawing in a sentence?
[From] cooking to play Nerf war to drawing a bunch, trying to get back to basics, tons of puzzles.
I bet if I was playing for Steve, he'd be happy, the Athletic's something in the midst of competition that he was wanting to win, and I was wanting to win, and I'm gon na do whatever The Athletic takes. I think him wanting to get in the refs' ears a little bit was just trying to help him. I learned a lot about drawing fouls from him.
In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.
Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole.
The announcement from Kraft should be a wake-up call for other food manufacturers to take notice, go back to the drawing board, reformulate and get rid of these synthetic ingredients of concern, especially in food that is marketed to children.
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- рисуване, теглене, рисунка, чертане, чертежBulgarian
- dibuixCatalan, Valencian
- nákres, kresbaCzech
- Bild, Ziehung, Auslosung, ZeichnungGerman
- σχέδιο, κλήρωση, σχεδίασμαGreek
- desegnado, desegnaĵoEsperanto
- esquema, dibujo, sorteo, rifa, croquis, dibujarSpanish
- joonistamine, joonistusEstonian
- nostoarvonta, piirtäminen, piirros, piirustusFinnish
- dessin, pigeFrench
- ドローイング, 図画, 抽選, 素描, 絵, デッサンJapanese
- adumbratio, imago, designatio, lineamenta, graphidis scientia, forma, graphis, descriptioLatin
- tekenkunst, tekenen, tekeningDutch
- naʼashchʼąąʼNavajo, Navaho
- desenho, desenhação, sorteioPortuguese
- tragere, desenRomanian
- рисование, жеребьёвка, чертёж, схе́ма, рису́нок, диагра́мма, черчение, розыгрыш, картинкаRussian
- цртеж, crtežSerbo-Croatian
- risba, risanjeSlovene
- படம், ஓவியம், கீறல்Tamil
- малюнок, рисунокUkrainian
- hình vẽVietnamese
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