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Definition of "drawing" []

  • The act or an instance of drawing. (noun)
  • The art of representing objects or forms on a surface chiefly by means of lines. (noun)
  • A work produced by this art. (noun)
  • 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 (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A sketch, plan, or outline (noun)
  • The art of making drawings; draughtsmanship (noun)

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Use "drawing" in a sentence
  • "In a drawing to be reproduced by mechanical processes, the proportions of the design are, of course, unalterably determined by the required panel or page; but the _size_ of the _drawing_ may be such as best suits the inclination and convenience of the draughtsman."
  • "Of course this seriously comic or comically serious Opera is drawing -- [ "_Music_," observes Mr. WAGG, parenthetically, "cannot be _drawing_"] -- and will continue to do so for some little time, long enough at all events to reimburse"
  • "I remember a Roy Lichtenstein drawing from the 80s that showed a distraught woman of indeterminate age with a speech bubble saying, I can't believe it ..."