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Verb. From Middle English drauingedrawinge, alteration of earlier drawendedrawand, from Old English dragende, from Proto-Germanic *dragandz (drawing), present participle of Proto-Germanic *draganą (to draw; pull), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰregʰ- (to pull, draw, drag), equivalent to draw +‎ -ing.

Noun. From Middle English drauingdrawing, see above for the verb.



  1. present participle of draw


drawing (countable and uncountableplural drawings)

  1. A picture, likeness, diagram, or representation, usually drawn on paper.
  2. (uncountable) The act of producing such a picture.
  3. Such acts practiced as a graphic art form.
  4. The process of drawing or pulling something.
    Proverb: An official is great in his office as a well is rich in drawings of water.
  5. An act or event in which the outcome (e.g., designating a winner) is selected by chance in the form of a blind draw, notably of lots; especially such a contest in which a winning name or number is selected randomly by removing (or drawing) it from a container, popularly a hat.
  6. A small portion of tea for steeping.
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