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drawn

  1. adj. showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering; "looking careworn as she bent over her mending"; "her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"; "that raddled but still noble face"; "shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens [syn: careworn, haggard, raddled, worn]

  2. subjected to great tension; stretched tight; "the skin of his face looked drawn and tight"; "her nerves were taut as the strings of a bow" [syn: taut]

  3. represented in a drawing

  4. having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut; "the drawn draperies kept direct sunlight from fading the rug"

  5. used of vehicles pulled forward (often used in combination); "horse-drawn vehicles"

draw

  1. n. a gully that is shallower than a ravine

  2. an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had" [syn: drawing card, attraction, attractor, attracter]

  3. the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie" [syn: standoff, tie]

  4. anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" [syn: lot]

  5. a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"

  6. a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he tooks lessons to cure his hooking" [syn: hook, hooking]

  7. (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 scrimmage [syn: draw play]

  8. poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud" [syn: draw poker]

  9. the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly" [syn: haul, haulage]

  10. [also: drew, drawn]

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draw

  1. v. cause to move along the ground by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled" [syn: pull, force] [ant: push]

  2. get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association" [syn: reap]

  3. make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand" [syn: trace, line, describe, delineate]

  4. make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?" [syn: make]

  5. bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim" [syn: pull, pull out, get out, take out]

  6. represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"

  7. take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel" [syn: take out]

  8. give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack" [syn: describe, depict]

  9. select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"

  10. elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"

  11. suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette" [syn: puff, drag]

  12. move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"

  13. remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank" [syn: withdraw, take out, draw off] [ant: deposit]

  14. choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" [syn: cast]

  15. in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" [syn: get]

  16. bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close"

  17. cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"

  18. write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"

  19. engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"

  20. move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"

  21. allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"

  22. require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"

  23. pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes" [syn: quarter, draw and quarter]

  24. take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words" [syn: absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, take in, take up]

  25. direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers" [syn: attract, pull, pull in, draw in] [ant: repel]

  26. thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries" [syn: string, thread]

  27. pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows" [syn: pull back]

  28. guide or pass over something; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers" [syn: guide, run, pass]

  29. finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" [syn: tie]

  30. contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"

  31. reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"

  32. steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"

  33. remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken" [syn: disembowel, eviscerate]

  34. flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"

  35. cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"

  36. [also: drew, drawn]

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

drawn

I.
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
blinds...drawn (=pulled down)
▪ The blinds were drawn to protect the new furniture from the sun.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be at daggers drawn
▪ In practice they are at daggers drawn as the furore over Tom Clarke's pronouncements on the subject this week amply illustrates.
▪ The prospect of an interesting friendship had been destroyed and now they were at daggers drawn.
be drawn
▪ An analogy can be drawn with the notion of mutations in genetics.
▪ Charles's distant cousin John Carroll was drawn only once from the religious into the civil sphere during the war.
▪ I was drawn to the spectacular view.
▪ Lights were on in all the rooms facing the front and the curtains were drawn.
▪ The first correct entry to be drawn at random will be notified by phone and the Guitarist carrier pigeon will do the rest.
▪ The more the continents are exposed to weathering, the more carbon dioxide is drawn down from the atmosphere.
▪ The truth of course is that it is both and no line can be drawn.
▪ Thereafter a comparison is drawn between informal settlements and the Elandskloof case.
be drawn against sb
▪ The curtains, so blue that they were almost black, were drawn against the view.
▪ Window shades were drawn against the afternoon sun and the light in the house had an amber cast.
be drawn/pulled/picked out of the/a hat
II.adjective
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Her face was pale and drawn, and she seemed to have been crying.
▪ Terry's face was pale and drawn when she finally arrived.
▪ The doctor came out, looking drawn and exhausted.
▪ The emergency meeting had lasted all night, and the President looked drawn as he read the statement.
▪ When Jack arrived he sat down slowly, his face drawn, with beads of sweat on his forehead.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Shapes moved against the drawn curtains of the room beyond, and a few seconds later the girl came forward into the light.
Wikipedia

Drawn (series)

Drawn is a casual game series developed by Big Fish Studios and distributed by Big Fish Games through their digital distribution portal. The games are adventure games, with puzzle-solving elements.

Drawn (album)

Drawn is the ninth studio album of Filipino singer-actress Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, released on August 1, 1998. The album was recorded from 1997 to 1998. This is the first album that Velasquez ventured into soul and R&B music coming from her previous Asian- pop appeal. It was executively produced by Mark J. Feist of the MJF Company and co-produced by Viva Records. The album is distributed in the Philippines by Viva Music Group. Mark J. Feist also arranged all the tracks, wrote & co-wrote five songs and played instruments throughout. The album was certified 7x Platinumby the Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) for sales of 240,000 units in the Philippines.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

drawn

delineated \delineated\ adj.

  1. represented accurately or precisely. [Narrower terms: diagrammatic, diagrammatical; drawn; painted]

  2. described in words with sharpness and detail or with vivid imagery. Opposite of undelineated.

    Syn: represented, delineate.

Wiktionary

drawn

  1. Appearing agitated and unwell v

  2. (past participle of draw English)

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

drawn

c.1200, from Old English dragen, past participle of draw (v.).

Usage examples of "drawn".

The country was ripe, but it was all teetering in the balance when the Ilyushin touched down at Addis Ababa 317 Airport and taxied to the far end of the field where twenty jeeps and troop-trucks of the Ethiopian army were drawn up to welcome it.

Yet she found herself being drawn to Abaddon, the most forbidden sphere.

I found that with each mixture there was a time of exposure which would produce the deepest blue, that with over-exposure the blue gradually turned gray, and that if a curve should be plotted, the abscissas of which should represent the time of exposure, and the ordinates of which should represent the intensity of the blue the curves drawn would have approximately an elliptical form, so that if one knew the exact time of exposure which would give the best result with any mixture, one might deviate two or three minutes either way from that time without producing a noticeable result.

From what black wells of Acherontic fear or feeling, from what unplumbed gulfs of extra-cosmic consciousness or obscure, long-latent heredity, were those half-articulate thunder-croakings drawn?

Yet as before, Adams remained reluctant to profess his love for her, though it was from the heart that he wrote: May Heaven permit you and me to enjoy the cool of the evening of life in tranquility, undisturbed by the cares of politics and war--and above all with the sweetest of all reflections that neither ambition, nor vanity, nor any base motive, or sordid passion through the whole course of great and terrible events that have attended it, have drawn us aside from the line of duty and the dictates of our consciences.

Jefferson refused to be drawn out, refused to explain himself, and Adams, accepting this, shifted his focus to other matters much on his mind or dear to his heart.

If a grandchild wrote to him, Adams responded at once, always affectionately and very often with a measure of guiding philosophy drawn from experience.

The faculty, as he told Adams proudly, would be drawn from the great seats of learning in Europe.

Acknowledgments The Adams Papers, from which much of this book has been drawn, may be rightly described as a national treasure.

He had the same swarthy da: tan as the men on Barbados who worked the plantations regardless of the sun burning the almost as nut brown as their slaves from Afric His dark eyebrows were drawn into a sco, across his nose.

Shakspere--and of Moliere also, altho in a less degree--is evidenced not only by their eager adoption of an accepted type of play, an outer form of approved popularity, it is obvious also in their plots, wherein we find situations, episodes, incidents drawn from all sorts of sources.

I had been with Amba when she died and sat beside her body for a long time afterward, and not once, even faintly, had she drawn in a breath.

Potts had drawn for Leaphorn on a sheet of notepaper took him across the San Juan down the asphalt of Highway 35 into the Aneth Oil Field, and thence onto a dirt road which led up the slopes of Casa Del Eco Mesa.

The police posted a guard on the highway, in case the Angels got restless and tried to get back to town, but there was no way to seal the camp off entirely, nor any provision for handling local innocents who might be drawn to the scene out of curiosity or other, darker reasons not mentioned in police training manuals.

This was but a practical exhibition of the Anglican theory of Church Government, as I had already drawn it out myself.