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There's some missing definitions here, but I don't know how to define them:

to draw a salary, to draw power, to draw water, etc.

Sense 9 is wrong 'draw' is the act of dragging the penitent/accused/victim to the place where he is to be punished. Andrew massyn I have rfv'd this sense. Andrew massyn 19:33, 2 May 2006 (UTC)


I noticed a bunch of Google hits for drawed. At the very least it could be cited as non-standard jocular etc., but is drawed actually correct for any of the definitions, or was it ever considered so? DAVilla 17:52, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

# 5 under verbs[edit]

"to end a game with neither side winning The result will be a draw if nobody scores soon."

The sentence uses draw as a noun, not a verb. I don't know if this definition is wrong, or if this sentence was poorly written. It does seem odd to say "He will draw the game if he makes that move."

Wikipedia cleanup[edit]

I'm cleaning the wikipedia page for the word draw. The following meanings don't seem to be in wiktionary yet, and I'm just dropping them off for other people to work them in.

  • Draw is a colloquial term for cannabis.
  • In a commission-based job, a draw is an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
  • In geography, a draw is a dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
  • In firearms, drawing is a term for brandishing one's gun.
  • In archery, to draw is the term for the act of preparing the arrow to shoot.

Sgeureka 15:27, 21 March 2007 (UTC)

draw the curtains[edit]

to draw the curtains mean to open or close, or even to move them.


  1. A hand which is unlikely the best hand, but which has a chance to become one with future card.

It it heckers, that's perhaps a fact (subjectively speaking) about a draw, but it's not even close to correct. The poker sense for the verb isn't one I know, with Texas Hold'em you can draw but you can't "trade in cards". Mglovesfun (talk) 16:04, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Noun definition[edit]

I'm missing a definition of the noun "draw" as used in this sentence: "The challenge to catch 'em all is truly the game's biggest draw". I know what it means, but I'm not able to define it. Could someone more experienced think of a way to phrase it? Jon Harald Søby (talk) 21:08, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

A quality that draws people in. --WikiTiki89 21:16, 1 September 2016 (UTC)