American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past participle of draw.
- adj. Haggard, as from fatigue or ill health: a wan, drawn face.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Undecided, from the fact, that neither contestant has the advantage.
- Eviscerated; disemboweled: as, a drawn fowl.
- Melted: as, drawn butter.
- In needlework, gathered or shirred; puckered by threads drawn through the material.
- Freed from all particles of iron and steel by means of magnets: said of brass filings.
- Having the sword drawn.
- Abnormally tall and slender because of too much crowding and too little sunlight and air: said of a plant, particularly a seedling. Badly drawn plants are of little value.
- v. Past participle of draw
GNU Webster's 1913
- See draw, v. t. & i.
- adj. showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
- adj. having the curtains or draperies closed or pulled shut
“The only difference between true tapestry and drawn work, an example of which is here given, is, that the one is done on a warp that has not before been woven upon, and the other on a warp from which the weft threads have been _drawn_.”
“It is a word drawn from the old French fur trade for engagés who served their time and went free.”
“We should not be ethnocentric, a term drawn from anthropology, which tells us more about the meaning of openness.”
“Mr. Feldman acknowledges these differences — starting with his title drawn from a Frankfurter law clerk 's characterization of the Supreme Court as "nine scorpions in a bottle" — but tries to celebrate all four "great justices" equally, as if their negative estimations of each other were mere personal foibles.”
“The Japanese call it nemawashi nimah-wash-ee, a word drawn from the practice of bonzai, and which means “preparing to plant.””
“Competitors include LHPH, a name drawn from the industry term Lease Here Pay Here.”
“After Vincente and the tech had left, Chase entered, his expression drawn, his ink-black hair still wet from a recent shower.”
“Topspin, a term drawn from tennis, in messaging consists of first dealing directly with an issue, and then (and only then) to go on to state one's own position.”
“He opened his hands palms up in a gesture of helplessness, his expression drawn, his eyes lightless.”
“Sometimes Rashi cites a verse by indicating the weekly lesson in which it occurs, or by giving the paragraph a title drawn from its contents, or from the name of the hero of the narrative.”
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