• Present participle of draw


  • A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper.
  • The act of producing such a picture.
  • Such acts practiced as a graphic art form.
  • The process of drawing or pulling something.
  • 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.
  • A small portion of tea for steeping.


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

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