2. To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards
itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.
Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and floods.
All eyes you draw, and with the eyes the heart.Dryden.
3. To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: (a) To bring or
take out, or to let out, from some receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from a cask or well,
The drew out the staves of the ark.2 Chron. v. 9.
Draw thee waters for the siege.Nahum iii. 14.
I opened the tumor by the point of a lancet without drawing one drop of blood.Wiseman.
(b) To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them.Ex. xv. 9.
(c) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of themselves.Cheyne.
Until you had drawn oaths from him.Shak.
(d) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to
We do not draw the moral lessons we might from history.Burke.
(e) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw
money from a bank. (f) To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to receive from a lottery by the
drawing out of the numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good fortune; to win; to gain; as, he
drew a prize. (g) To select by the drawing of lots.
Provided magistracies were filled by men freely chosen or drawn.Freeman.
4. To remove the contents of; as: (a) To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the milk as fast as it can generated.Wiseman.
(b) To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
In private draw your poultry, clean your tripe.King.
5. To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
"Where I first drew air." Milton.
Drew, or seemed to draw, a dying groan.Dryden.