What is drawing?

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December 27, 2016 4:04PM

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)