• A current of air, usually coming into a room or vehicle.
  • Draw through a flue of gasses (smoke) resulting from a combustion process.
  • An act of drinking.
  • The quantity of liquid (such as water, alcohol, or medicine) drunk in one swallow.
  • A dose (of medicine, alcohol, etc.)
  • Beer drawn from a cask or keg rather than a bottle or can.
  • Depth of water needed to float a ship; depth below the water line to the bottom of a vessel's hull; depth of water drawn by a vessel.
  • An early version of a written work (such as a book or e-mail) or drawing.
  • A preliminary sketch or outline for a plan.
  • A cheque, an order for money to be paid.
  • Conscription, the system of forcing people to serve in the military.
  • A system of forcing or convincing people to take an elected position.
  • A system of assigning rookie players to professional sports teams.
  • The pulling force (tension) on couplers and draft gear during a slack stretched condition.
  • The bevel given to the pattern for a casting, so that it can be drawn from the sand without damaging the mould.
  • The action or an act (especially of a beast of burden or vehicle) of pulling something along or back.
  • The act of drawing in a net for fish.
  • That which is drawn in; a catch, a haul.
  • A quantity that is requisitioned or drawn out from a larger population.


  • To write a first version, make a preliminary sketch.
  • To draw in outline; to make a draught, sketch, or plan of, as in architectural and mechanical drawing.
  • To write a law.
  • To conscript a person, force a person to serve in some capacity, especially in the military.
  • To select someone (or something) for a particular role or purpose.
  • To select and separate an animal or animals from a group.
  • To select a rookie player onto a professional sports team.
  • To follow very closely (behind another vehicle), thereby providing an aerodynamic advantage to both lead and follower and conserving energy or increasing speed.
  • To draw out; to call forth.
  • To draw fibers out of a clump, for spinning in the production of yarn.


  • Referring to drinks on tap, in contrast to bottled.
  • Referring to animals used for pulling heavy loads.


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