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]
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]
represented in a drawing
having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut; "the drawn draperies kept direct sunlight from fading the rug"
used of vehicles pulled forward (often used in combination); "horse-drawn vehicles"
n. a gully that is shallower than a ravine
anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" [syn: lot]
a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
(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]
poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud" [syn: draw poker]
get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association" [syn: reap]
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]
represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel" [syn: take out]
select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
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"
move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"
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]
choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" [syn: cast]
in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls" [syn: get]
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"
cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
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]
pull back the sling of (a bow); "The archers were drawing their bows" [syn: pull back]
finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie" [syn: tie]
contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"
steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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
Appearing agitated and unwell v
(past participle of draw English)
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.