- drawing c.1300, "a pulling," in various senses, from prp. of DRAW (Cf. draw) (v.). The "picture-making" sense is from 1520s; of the picture itself from 1660s. Drawing board is from 1725; used in figurative expression from mid-20c.
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Drawing — Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
drawing — drawing; mi·cro·drawing; … English syllables
Drawing — Drawing. См. Выдавливание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) … Словарь металлургических терминов
drawing — index attractive, design (construction plan), lottery Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
Drawing — [engl.], Zeichnen … Universal-Lexikon
drawing — should not be pronounced with an intrusive r as if it were spelt drawring … Modern English usage
drawing — [n] illustration cartoon, commercial art, comp, delineation, depiction, design, doodle, etching, graphics, layout, likeness, outline, painting, picture, portrayal, representation, sketch, storyboard, study, tracing, work of art; concept 625 … New thesaurus
drawing — ► NOUN 1) a monochrome picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint. 2) the art or skill of making such pictures … English terms dictionary
drawing — [drô′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one that draws; specif., the art of representing something by lines made on a surface with a pencil, pen, etc. 2. a picture, design, sketch, etc. thus made 3. a lottery … English World dictionary
drawing — /draw ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that draws. 2. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color. 3. a sketch, plan, or design, esp. one made with pen, pencil … Universalium