What is drawing?
The word 'drawing' is the present participle, present tense of the verb to draw.
The present participle also functions as an adjective, and a gerund (a verbal noun).
The verb 'drawing' is:
- making lines and marks on a surface using a pen, pencil, or other medium;
- pulling or dragging something so that it follows behind the pulling force;
- pulling or causing something up or out;
- sucking or inhaling something in;
- bringing about a condition or action;
- removing money from an account;
- receiving money on a regular basis or at a specified time;
- using one's experience, talents, or skills;
- composing or writing out in a legal format.
The noun 'drawing' is a word for:
- a picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or other medium;
- the selection of winners in a lottery or raffle.
Example uses of the word 'drawing':
This time next year I'll be drawing my pension. (verb)
He paid a lot of money for a drawing by Picasso. (noun)
The woman sat with a drawing pad on her lap. (adjective)