Draw vs. Equal

Draw vs. Equal — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Draw and Equal

Drawverb

(heading) To move or develop something.

Equaladjective

(not comparable) The same in all respects.

Equal conditions should produce equal results.All men are created equal.

Drawverb

To sketch; depict with lines; to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.

Equaladjective

Exactly identical, having the same value.

All right angles are equal.

Drawverb

To deduce or infer.

He tried to draw a conclusion from the facts.

Equaladjective

(obsolete) Fair, impartial.

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Drawverb

(intransitive) (of drinks, especially tea) To leave temporarily so as to allow the flavour to increase.

Tea is much nicer if you let it draw for three minutes before pouring.

Equaladjective

(comparable) Adequate; sufficiently capable or qualified.

This test is pretty tough, but I think I'm equal to it.

Drawverb

(transitive) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, etc.

to draw money from a bank

Equaladjective

(obsolete) Not variable; equable; uniform; even.

an equal movement

Drawverb

To take into the lungs; to inhale.

Equaladjective

(music) Intended for voices of one kind only, either all male or all female; not mixed.

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Drawverb

(used with prepositions and adverbs) To move; to come or go.

We drew back from the cliff edge.The runners drew level with each other as they approached the finish line.Draw near to the fire and I will tell you a tale.

Equalverb

(mathematics) To be equal to, to have the same value as; to correspond to.

Two plus two equals four.

Drawverb

(transitive) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.

Equalverb

To be equivalent to; to match

David equaled the water level of the bottles, so they now both contain exactly 1 liter.

Drawverb

To withdraw.

Equalverb

(informal) To have as its consequence.

Losing this deal equals losing your job.Might does not equal right.

Drawverb

(archaic) To draw up (a document).

to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange

Equalnoun

A person or thing of equal status to others.

We're all equals here.This beer has no equal.

Drawverb

(heading) To exert or experience force.

Equalnoun

(obsolete) State of being equal; equality.

Drawverb

(transitive) To drag, pull.

Equalnoun

a person who is of equal standing with another in a group

Drawverb

(intransitive) To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling.

This horse draws well.A ship's sail is said to draw when it is filled with wind.

Equalverb

be identical or equivalent to;

One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!

Drawverb

To pull out (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).

They drew their swords and fought each other.

Equalverb

be equal to in quality or ability;

Nothing can rival cotton for durabilityYour performance doesn't even touch that of your colleaguesHer persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

Drawverb

To undergo the action of pulling or dragging.

The carriage draws easily.

Equalverb

make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching;

let's equalize the duties among all employees in this officeThe company matched the discount policy of its competitors

Drawverb

(archery) To pull back the bowstring and its arrow in preparation for shooting.

Equaladjective

well matched; having the same quantity, value, or measure as another;

on equal termsall men are equal before the law

Drawverb

(of curtains, etc.) To close.

You should draw the curtains at night.

Equaladjective

equal in amount or value;

like amountsequivalent amountsthe same amountgave one six blows and the other a like numberan equal numberthe same number

Drawverb

(of curtains, etc.) To open.

She drew the curtains to let in the sunlight.

Drawverb

(cards) To take the top card of a deck into hand.

At the start of their turn, each player must draw a card.

Drawverb

To remove or separate or displace.

Drawverb

To extract a liquid, or cause a liquid to come out, primarily water or blood.

draw water from a well;draw water for a bath;the wound drew blood

Drawverb

To drain by emptying; to suck dry.

Drawverb

(figurative) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.

Drawverb

To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.

A ship draws ten feet of water.

Drawverb

To work as an epispastic; said of a blister, poultice, etc.

Drawverb

To have a draught; to transmit smoke, gases, etc.

A chimney or flue draws.

Drawverb

(analogous) To consume, for example, power.

The circuit draws three hundred watts.

Drawverb

(heading) To change in size or shape.

Drawverb

To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch.

to draw a mass of metal into wire

Drawverb

(intransitive) To become contracted; to shrink.

Drawverb

(heading) To attract or be attracted.

Drawverb

To attract.

The citizens were afraid the casino would draw an undesirable element to their town.I was drawn to her.

Drawverb

To induce a reticent person to speak.

He refused to be drawn on the subject

Drawverb

(hunting) To search for game.

Drawverb

To cause.

Drawverb

(intransitive) To exert an attractive force; (figurative) to act as an inducement or enticement.

Drawverb

(Usually as draw on or draw upon): to rely on; utilize as a source.

She had to draw upon her experience to solve the problem.

Drawverb

To disembowel.

He will be hanged, drawn and quartered.

Drawverb

To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).

We drew last time we played.I drew him last time I played him.I drew my last game against him.

Drawverb

A random selection process.

Drawverb

To select by the drawing of lots.

The winning lottery numbers were drawn every Tuesday.

Drawverb

(transitive) To win in a lottery or similar game of chance.

He drew a prize.

Drawverb

(poker) To trade in cards for replacements in draw poker games; to attempt to improve one's hand with future cards. See also draw out.

Jill has four diamonds; she'll try to draw for a flush.

Drawverb

(curling) To make a shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.

Drawverb

(cricket) To play (a short-length ball directed at the leg stump) with an inclined bat so as to deflect the ball between the legs and the wicket.

Drawverb

(golf) To hit (the ball) with the toe of the club so that it is deflected toward the left.

Drawverb

(billiards) To strike (the cue ball) below the center so as to give it a backward rotation which causes it to take a backward direction on striking another ball.

Drawnoun

The result of a contest in which neither side has won; a tie.

The game ended in a draw.

Drawnoun

The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.

The draw is on Saturday.

Drawnoun

Something that attracts e.g. a crowd.

Drawnoun

(cricket) The result of a two-innings match in which at least one side did not complete all their innings before time ran out. Different from a tie.

Drawnoun

(golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade.

Drawnoun

(curling) A shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.

Drawnoun

(geography) A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.

Drawnoun

(colloquial) Cannabis.

Drawnoun

In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.

Drawnoun

(poker) A situation in which one or more players has four cards of the same suit or four out of five necessary cards for a straight and requires a further card to make their flush or straight.

Drawnoun

(archery) The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.

Drawnoun

(sports) The spin or twist imparted to a ball etc. by a drawing stroke.

Drawnoun

a gully that is shallower than a ravine

Drawnoun

an entertainer who attracts large audiences;

he was the biggest drawing card they had

Drawnoun

the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided;

the game ended in a drawtheir record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

Drawnoun

anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;

the luck of the drawthey drew lots for it

Drawnoun

a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack;

he got a pair of kings in the draw

Drawnoun

a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer;

he tooks lessons to cure his hooking

Drawnoun

(American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage

Drawnoun

poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer;

he played only draw and stud

Drawnoun

the act of drawing or hauling something;

the haul up the hill went very slowly

Drawverb

cause to move along the ground by pulling;

draw a wagonpull a sled

Drawverb

get or derive;

He drew great benefits from his membership in the association

Drawverb

make a mark or lines on a surface;

draw a linetrace the outline of a figure in the sand

Drawverb

make, formulate, or derive in the mind;

I draw a line heredraw a conclusiondraw parallelsmake an estimateWhat do you make of his remarks?

Drawverb

bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover;

draw a weaponpull out a gunThe mugger pulled a knife on his victim

Drawverb

represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface;

She drew an elephantDraw me a horse

Drawverb

take liquid out of a container or well;

She drew water from the barrel

Drawverb

give a description of;

He drew an elaborate plan of attack

Drawverb

select or take in from a given group or region;

The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population

Drawverb

elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.;

The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the RepublicansThe comedian drew a lot of laughter

Drawverb

suck in or take (air);

draw a deep breathdraw on a cigarette

Drawverb

move or go steadily or gradually;

The ship drew near the shore

Drawverb

remove (a commodity) from (a supply source);

She drew $2,000 from the accountThe doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

Drawverb

choose at random;

draw a cardcast lots

Drawverb

in baseball: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher;

He drew a base on balls

Drawverb

bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition;

She was drawn to despairThe President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatumThe session was drawn to a close

Drawverb

cause to flow;

The nurse drew blood

Drawverb

write a legal document or paper;

The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office

Drawverb

engage in drawing;

He spent the day drawing in the garden

Drawverb

move or pull so as to cover or uncover something;

draw the shadesdraw the curtains

Drawverb

allow a draft;

This chimney draws very well

Drawverb

require a specified depth for floating;

This boat draws 70 inches

Drawverb

pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him;

in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

Drawverb

take in, also metaphorically;

The sponge absorbs water wellShe drew strength from the minister's words

Drawverb

direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes;

Her good looks attract the stares of many menThe ad pulled in many potential customersThis pianist pulls huge crowdsThe store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers

Drawverb

thread on or as if on a string;

string pearls on a stringthe child drew glass beads on a stringthread dried cranberries

Drawverb

pull back the sling of (a bow);

The archers were drawing their bows

Drawverb

guide or pass over something;

He ran his eyes over her bodyShe ran her fingers along the carved figurineHe drew her hair through his fingers

Drawverb

finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.;

The teams drew a tie

Drawverb

contract;

The material drew after it was washed in hot water

Drawverb

reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die;

draw wire

Drawverb

steep; pass through a strainer;

draw pulp from the fruit

Drawverb

remove the entrails of;

draw a chicken

Drawverb

flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching;

draw steel

Drawverb

cause to localize at one point;

Draw blood and pus