In chess, a draw is the result of a game ending in a tie. Usually, in tournaments a draw is worth a half point to each player, while a win is worth one point to the victor and none to the loser.

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  1. The result of a contest in which neither side has won; a tie.
    The game ended in a draw.
  2. The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.
    The draw is on Saturday.
  3. 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.
  4. A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade
  5. A shot that lands in play without hitting another stone out, as opposed to a takeout shot.
  6. A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
  7. Cannabis.
  8. In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
  9. 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.
  10. The schedule of games in a - NRL Fixtures - 2011 NRL Draw
  11. The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.


  1. To move or develop something.
    1. To sketch; depict with lines; to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
      1. To deduce or infer.
    2. (of drinks, especially tea) To leave temporarily so as to allow the flavour to increase.
    3. To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, etc.
    4. To take into the lungs; to inhale.
      1. To move; to come or go; used with prepositions and adverbs.
    5. To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
      1. To withdraw.
      2. To draw up (a document).
  1. To exert or experience force.
  1. To drag, pull.
    1. To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling.
  2. To pull out (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).
  3. To undergo the action of pulling or dragging.
  4. To pull back the bowstring and its arrow in preparation for shooting.
  5. (of curtains, etc.) To close.
  6. To take the top card of a deck into hand.
  1. To remove or separate or displace.
    1. To extract a liquid, or cause a liquid to come out, primarily water or blood.
      1. To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
  1. To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
  2. To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
  3. To work as an epispastic; said of a blister, poultice, etc.
  1. To have a draught; to transmit smoke, gases, etc.
  2. To consume, for example, power.
  1. To change in size or shape.
    1. To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch.
      1. To become contracted; to shrink.
  1. To attract or be attracted.
  1. To attract.
    1. To trace by scent; to track.
  2. To cause.
    1. To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
    2. (Usually as draw on or draw upon): to rely on; utilize as a source.
  1. To disembowel.
  2. To end a game in a draw (with neither side winning).
  3. A random process.
    1. To select by the drawing of lots.
      1. To win in a lottery or similar game of chance.
    2. To trade in cards for replacements in draw poker games; to attempt to improve one's hand with future cards. See also draw out.

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