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Etymology 1Edit

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

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drawing

  1. present participle of draw

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English drauing, drawing, equivalent to draw +‎ -ing.

NounEdit

drawing (countable and uncountable, plural drawings)

  1. A picture, likeness, diagram or representation, usually drawn on paper.
    • 2012 March 1, Brian Hayes, “Pixels or Perish”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 106:
      Drawings and pictures are more than mere ornaments in scientific discourse. Blackboard sketches, geological maps, diagrams of molecular structure, astronomical photographs, MRI images, the many varieties of statistical charts and graphs: These pictorial devices are indispensable tools for presenting evidence, for explaining a theory, for telling a story.
  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.
    • 1853, Alice Cary, Clovernook
      [] the tea-kettle was presently steaming like an engine, and an extra large "drawing of tea" was steeping on the hearth.
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  • dwg (abbreviation)
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