drawing

noun
ADJECTIVE
chalk, charcoal, ink, line, pastel, pencil

a set of charcoal drawings by a local artist

black-and-white
original, preliminary, preparatory

The bridge looked quite different from the architect's original drawings.

scale

a scale drawing of a jet

architectural, engineering, technical, working

a working drawing of the proposed power station

life

He earned money as a model for life-drawing classes.

VERB + DRAWING
create, do, execute, make

He made a drawing of how the Roman villa must have looked.

DRAWING + VERB
depict sth, show sth

The drawing shows the Market Square.

accompany sth, illustrate sth

Beautiful line drawings accompany the text.

DRAWING + NOUN
board

These days, designers spend more time at the computer than at the drawing board.

PREPOSITION
in a/the drawing

The door opened onto a courtyard, as shown in the drawing.

drawing by

a pencil drawing by Picasso


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  • Drawing — Draw ing, n. 1. The act of pulling, or attracting. [1913 Webster] 2. The act or the art of representing any object by means of lines and shades; especially, such a representation when in one color, or in tints used not to represent the colors of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drawing — c.1300, a pulling, in various senses, from prp. of DRAW (Cf. draw) (v.). The picture making sense is from 1520s; of the picture itself from 1660s. Drawing board is from 1725; used in figurative expression from mid 20c …   Etymology dictionary

  • drawing — drawing; mi·cro·drawing; …   English syllables

  • Drawing — Drawing. См. Выдавливание. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • drawing — index attractive, design (construction plan), lottery Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Drawing —   [engl.], Zeichnen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • drawing — should not be pronounced with an intrusive r as if it were spelt drawring …   Modern English usage

  • drawing — [n] illustration cartoon, commercial art, comp, delineation, depiction, design, doodle, etching, graphics, layout, likeness, outline, painting, picture, portrayal, representation, sketch, storyboard, study, tracing, work of art; concept 625 …   New thesaurus

  • drawing — ► NOUN 1) a monochrome picture or diagram made with a pencil, pen, or crayon rather than paint. 2) the art or skill of making such pictures …   English terms dictionary

  • drawing — [drô′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one that draws; specif., the art of representing something by lines made on a surface with a pencil, pen, etc. 2. a picture, design, sketch, etc. thus made 3. a lottery …   English World dictionary

  • drawing — /draw ing/, n. 1. the act of a person or thing that draws. 2. a graphic representation by lines of an object or idea, as with a pencil; a delineation of form without reference to color. 3. a sketch, plan, or design, esp. one made with pen, pencil …   Universalium

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