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.
From Middle English drauinge, drawinge, alteration of earlier drawende, drawand, from Old English dragende, from Proto-Germanic *dragandz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *draganą, equivalent to draw + -ing.
From Middle English drauing, drawing, equivalent to draw + -ing.
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