draw ‧ ing S3 W3 /ˈdrɔːɪŋ $ ˈdrɒː-/ BrE AmE noun
1 . [countable] a picture that you draw with a pencil, pen etc
a drawing of Canterbury Cathedral
2 . [uncountable] the art or skill of making pictures, plans etc with a pen or pencil:
I’ve never been very good at drawing.
3 . [countable] American English a competition in which people whose names or tickets are chosen by chance win money or prizes SYN draw British English :
The church social will include a buffet dinner and a prize drawing.
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▪ do/make a drawing
Sammy was doing a drawing of his sister.
▪ a drawing shows something
The drawing showed a castle surrounded by woods.
■ ADJECTIVES/NOUN + drawing
▪ a detailed drawing
He made detailed drawings of animals and flowers.
▪ a line drawing (=consisting only of lines)
The front cover had a line drawing of a girl on the beach.
▪ a pencil/ink/charcoal etc drawing (=done using a pencil, ink etc)
I like to do a few pencil drawings when I go away anywhere.
▪ a scale drawing (=showing the correct relative sizes of things)
The architect made a scale drawing of the new room.
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▪ drawing a picture drawn with a pencil, pen, crayon etc:
I did a drawing of the front of the house.
▪ sketch a drawing that is done quickly and has few details:
When she was traveling, she drew quick sketches of the places she’d seen.
▪ doodle a shape or pattern that you draw when you are bored or thinking about other things:
His schoolbooks were always covered in doodles.
▪ graffiiti drawings or writing that people secretly put on walls or other public places:
Vandals had covered the station in graffiti.
▪ comic strip a series of pictures drawn inside boxes that tell a story, especially in a newspaper or magazine:
Asterix started off in a comic strip.
▪ cartoon a funny drawing in a newspaper or magazine:
There is a 'New Yorker' cartoon which depicts various inventions for keeping warm.