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drawing

[draw-ing] /ˈdrɔ ɪŋ/
noun
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, especially one made with pen, pencil, or crayon.
4.
the art or technique of making these.
5.
something decided by drawing lots; lottery.
6.
the selection, or time of selection, of the winning chance or chances sold by lottery or raffle.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see draw, -ing1
Related forms
self-drawing, noun, adjective
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Examples for drawings
  • Turner are represented by oil paintings, water colours and drawings.
  • In order to conserve the drawings, the displays in the gallery are changed regularly.
  • Unfortunately, the drawings are long gone no recording was made.
  • He made one of the first scientific drawings of a fetus in utero.
  • In practice it is often difficult to decide if two drawings represent the same graph.
  • A collection of these drawings is still in the possession of his family.
  • The drawings were just mere illustrations to get the story told.
  • History the term graffiti referred to the inscriptions, figure drawings, etc.
  • They are often combined with photographs, drawings or other art.
  • His later paintings and drawings are often humorous genre works.
British Dictionary definitions for drawings

drawing

/ˈdrɔːɪŋ/
noun
1.
a picture or plan made by means of lines on a surface, esp one made with a pencil or pen without the use of colour
2.
a sketch, plan, or outline
3.
the art of making drawings; draughtsmanship
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Word Origin and History for drawings
drawing
c.1300, "pulling," in various senses, from draw. The picture-making sense is from 1520s.
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