Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “draw”

draw

verb
 
/drɔ/ (past tense drew, past participle drawn)
A1 to make a picture with a pen or pencil: She drew a picture of a tree.
to attract someone to a place or person: He’s an excellent speaker who always draws a crowd.
to move somewhere, usually in a vehicle: The train drew into the station.
to pull something or someone in a particular direction: He took her hand and drew her toward him.
draw near/close to become nearer in space or time: Her wedding is drawing nearer every day.
draw attention (to) to make someone notice something or someone: We think she wears those strange clothes to draw attention to herself.
draw the curtains to pull curtains open or closed
(also draw out) to take money from your bank account
(Definition of draw from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “draw” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beer mat

a small piece of cardboard that you put under a glass to protect a table surface in a pub or bar

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More