Draw vs Approached - What's the difference?

draw | approached |

As verbs the difference between draw and approached

is that draw is (lb) to move or develop something while approached is (approach).

As a noun draw

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




  • (lb) To move or develop something.
  • #To sketch; depict with lines; to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
  • #*(Oliver Goldsmith) (1730-1774)
  • #*:A flattering painter who made it his care / To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
  • #*(Matthew Prior) (1664-1721)
  • #*:Can I, untouched, the fair one's passions move, / Or thou draw beauty and not feel its power?
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=3 citation , passage=Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.}}
  • #To deduce or infer.
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  • #(lb) (of drinks, especially tea) To leave temporarily so as to allow the flavour to increase.
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  • #(lb) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, etc.
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  • #To take into the lungs; to inhale.
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  • #*:Serene, smiling, enigmatic, she faced him with no fear whatever showing in her dark eyes.She put back a truant curl from her forehead where it had sought egress to the world, and looked him full in the face now, drawing a deep breath which caused the round of her bosom to lift the lace at her throat.
  • #*1979 , (Monty Python), (Always Look on the Bright Side of Life)
  • #*:So always look on the bright side of death / Just before you draw your terminal breath
  • #(lb) To move; to come or go.
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  • #(lb) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
  • #*(Edmund Burke) (1729-1797)
  • #*:We do not draw the moral lessons we might from history.
  • # To withdraw.
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:Go, wash thy face, and draw thy action.
  • #(lb) To draw up (a document).
  • #:
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:Clerk, draw a deed of gift.
  • (lb) To exert or experience force.
  • #(lb) To drag, pull.
  • #*
  • , chapter=4, title= Lord Stranleigh Abroad , passage=“[…] No rogue e’er felt the halter draw , with a good opinion of the law, and perhaps my own detestation of the law arises from my having frequently broken it.
  • #*1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), , Chapter VIII
  • #*:Lys shuddered, and I put my arm around her and drew her to me; and thus we sat throughout the hot night. She told me of her abduction and of the fright she had undergone, and together we thanked God that she had come through unharmed, because the great brute had dared not pause along the danger-infested way.
  • #*
  • #*:At the last moment Mollie, the foolish, pretty white mare who drew Mr. Jones's trap, came mincing daintily in, chewing at a lump of sugar.
  • #(lb) To pull; to exert strength in drawing anything; to have force to move anything by pulling.
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  • #To pull out (as a gun from a holster, or a tooth).
  • #:
  • #To undergo the action of pulling or dragging.
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  • #(lb) To pull back the bowstring and its arrow in preparation for shooting.
  • #(of curtains, etc.) To close.
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  • #(lb) To take the top card of a deck into hand.
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  • To remove or separate or displace.
  • #To extract a liquid, or cause a liquid to come out, primarily water or blood.
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  • #*Bible, (w) iv. 11
  • #*:The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep.
  • #*(George Cheyne) (1671-1743)
  • #*:Spirits, by distillations, may be drawn out of vegetable juices, which shall flame and fume of themselves.
  • #To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
  • #*1705 , Richard Wiseman], ''[http://books.google.com.au/books?id=P5EIAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA303&dq=%22wiseman+on+tumours%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kIu-UsSULcvbkAWjoYDICw&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=%22wiseman%20on%20tumours%22&f=false Tumours, Gun Shot Wounds, &c.
  • #*:Sucking and drawing the breast dischargeth the milk as fast as it can be generated.
  • #(lb) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:until you had drawn oaths from him
  • #To sink in water; to require a depth for floating.
  • #:
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:Greater hulks draw deep.
  • # To work as an epispastic; said of a blister, poultice, etc.
  • # To have a draught; to transmit smoke, gases, etc.
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  • #(lb) To consume, for example, power.
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  • (lb) To change in size or shape.
  • #To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch.
  • #:
  • #*(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • #*:How long her face is drawn !
  • #*(John Richard Green) (1837-1883)
  • #*:the huge Offa's dike which he drew from the mouth of Wye to that of Dee
  • #(lb) To become contracted; to shrink.
  • #*(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • #*:to draw into less room
  • (lb) To attract or be attracted.
  • #To attract.
  • #:
  • #*, chapter=5
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw' freaks, same as molasses ' draws flies.}}
  • #*{{quote-book, year=1935, author= George Goodchild
  • , title=Death on the Centre Court, chapter=5 , passage=By one o'clock the place was choc-a-bloc. […] The restaurant was packed, and the promenade between the two main courts and the subsidiary courts was thronged with healthy-looking youngish people, drawn to the Mecca of tennis from all parts of the country.}}
  • #(lb) To search for game.
  • #*1928 , (Siegfried Sassoon), (Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man) , Penguin 2013, p.87:
  • #*:On one of my expeditions, after a stormy night, at the end of March, the hounds drew all day without finding a fox.
  • #To cause.
  • #*{{quote-news, year=2011, date=July 3, author=Piers Newbury, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Wimbledon 2011: Novak Djokovic beats Rafael Nadal in final , passage=In a desperately tight opening set, the pace and accuracy of the Serbian's groundstrokes began to draw errors from the usually faultless Nadal and earned him the first break point of the day at 5-4.}}
  • #(lb) To exert an attractive force; to act as an inducement or enticement.
  • #*(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • #*:Keep a watch upon the particular bias of their minds, that it may not draw too much.
  • (Usually as draw on' or ' draw upon ): to rely on; utilize as a source.
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  • *(John Jay) (1745-1829)
  • *:You may draw on me for the expenses of your journey.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2012, month=March-April, author=John T. Jost
  • , volume=100, issue=2, page=162, magazine=(American Scientist) , title= Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)? , passage=He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record.}}
  • To disembowel.
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  • * (1663-1712)
  • *:In private draw your poultry, clean your tripe.
  • To end a game in a (with neither side winning).
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  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, year_published=2010 , edition=HTML, author=(Edgar Rice Burroughs)
  • , title= The Chessmen of Mars , publisher=The Gutenberg Project , passage=The game is won when a player places any of his pieces on the same square with his opponent's Princess, or when a Chief takes a Chief. It is drawn when a Chief is taken by any opposing piece other than the opposing Chief;
  • (lb) A random process.
  • #To select by the drawing of lots.
  • #:
  • #*1784 , (Edward Augustus Freeman), [https://archive.org/details/essayonparliamen00edinuoft An essay on parliamentary representation, and the magistracies of our boroughs royal:
  • #*:Provided magistracies were filled by men freely chosen or drawn .
  • #(lb) To win in a lottery or similar game of chance.
  • #:
  • #(lb) 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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  • (lb) To make a shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.
  • Derived terms

    * draw a bath * drawback * drawbridge * drawing * draw in one's horns * drawl * drawmaster * draw one's last breath * draw out * draw raise * drawth * draw the line * draw up * draw weight


    (en noun)
  • The result of a contest in which neither side has won; a tie.
  • The game ended in a draw .
  • The procedure by which the result of a lottery is determined.
  • The draw is on Saturday.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2011 , date=January 29 , author=Chris Bevan , title=Torquay 0 - 1 Crawley Town , work=BBC citation , page= , passage=Having spent more than £500,000 on players last summer, Crawley can hardly be classed as minnows but they have still punched way above their weight and this kind of performance means no-one will relish pulling them out of the hat in Sunday's draw .}}
  • (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.
  • (golf) A golf shot that (for the right-handed player) curves intentionally to the left. See hook, slice, fade
  • (curling) A shot that lands in the house without hitting another stone.
  • (geography) A dry stream bed that drains surface water only during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
  • * 1918 , , Mirado Modern Classics, paperback edition, page 15
  • The garden, curiously enough, was a quarter of a mile from the house, and the way to it led up a shallow draw past the cattle corral.
  • (colloquial) Cannabis.
  • In a commission-based job, an advance on future (potential) commissions given to an employee by the employer.
  • (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.
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  • The schedule of games in a - NRL Fixtures - 2011 NRL Draw
  • (archery) The act of pulling back the strings in preparation of firing.
  • Synonyms

    * (The result of a contest in which neither side has won) stalemate * (dry stream bed that drains water during periods of heavy precipitation) dry creek

    Derived terms

    * luck of the draw * meat draw * quick on the draw




  • (approach)

  • approach



  • To come or go near, in place or time; to draw nigh; to advance nearer.
  • * 1769 , Oxford Standard text, , xi, 20,
  • And if so be that the king's wrath arise, and he say unto thee, Wherefore approached ye so nigh unto the city when ye did fight? knew ye not that they would shoot from the wall?
  • * 1769 , Oxford Standard text, , x, 25,
  • Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching .
  • (figuratively) To draw near, in a figurative sense; to make advances; to approximate.
  • as he approaches to the character of the ablest statesman.
  • * 1839 , , A Tour in Sweden in 1838 , page 371,
  • Without these incentives to industry the Norwegian would be like the Laplander, without industry and civilisation ; and the nearer he approaches' to the ''beau idéal'' of those political economists — to the state of being without a taste for these foreign and expensive luxuries — the nearer he ' approaches to the condition of the Laplander in the comforts and enjoyments of life.
  • * 1898 , , The Works , Volume 11, 2006, Elibron Classics Replica Edition, page 205,
  • In this respect, the only books which approach to its excellence are Gulliver's Travels and Robinson Crusoe.
  • To come near to in place, time, character or value; to draw nearer to.
  • He was an admirable poet, and thought even to have approached Homer. -- .
    "Would counsel please approach the bench?" asked the judge.
    to approach the city
    He approached the age of manhood.
    Don't approach that house.
  • * 1831 , , Volume 1, The American Redstart,
  • When one approaches the nest of this species, the male exhibits the greatest anxiety respecting its safety, passes and repasses, fluttering and snapping its bill within a few feet, as if determined to repel the intruder.
  • * 1867 , , Chapter 53: And Last,
  • Removing with him and the old housekeeper to within a mile of the parsonage-house, where his dear friends resided, he gratified the only remaining wish of Oliver's warm and earnest heart, and thus linked together a little society, whose condition approached as nearly to one of perfect happiness as can ever be known in this changing world.
  • * 1898 , , Book 1, Chapter 1: The Eve of the War,
  • Its physical condition is still largely a mystery, but we know now that even in its equatorial region the midday temperature barely approaches that of our coldest winter.
  • * 1911 [1904], , Chapter III,
  • If a variable v takes on successively a series of values that approach' nearer and nearer to a constant value l in such a manner that , v - l, [To be read ''the numerical value of the difference between'' v ''and'' l] becomes and remains less than any assigned arbitrarily small positive quantity, then v is said to '''''approach the limit'' l, or to ''converge to the limit l. Symbolically this is written
  • *:: limit v = l, or, v \dot= l.
  • *::: Usage note: In discussing convergence in mathematical analysis, modern rigorous formulations avoid using the terms approach'' and ''converge . These terms may, however, serve as a form of handwave when rigour is not required.
  • To make an attempt at (solving a problem or making a policy).
  • * 1922 , , Chapter II,
  • And it was with decision that he approached the problem of his wrecked shop.
  • To speak to, as to make a request or ask a question.
  • * 1988 Dinesh Vaghela, Publisher's Note'', in , Dinesh Publications, [http://www.well.com/user/jct/],
  • "Why bother publishing my conversations. It has not helped you, and it is not going to help anybody else", said U.G. when I approached him with the idea of publishing excerpts from his conversations with the constant stream of people who go to visit him.
  • (military) To take approaches to.
  • To bring near; to cause to draw near.
  • (Boyle)


  • The act of drawing near; a coming or advancing near.
  • * 1811 , , Sermons , Volume 1, page 10,
  • The approach of summer, says our Lord, is not more surely indicated by the first appearances of spring, than the final destruction of the wicked by the beginnings of vengeance on this impenitent people.
  • * 1859 , , On the Classification and Geographical Distribution of the Mammalia , page 85,
  • The canine, judging from the figures published by M. Lartet1 seems to be less developed than in the male chimpanzees, gorillas and orangutans[,] [i]n which character the fossil, if it belonged to a male, makes a nearer approach to the human type ; but it is one which many of the inferior monkeys also exhibit, and is by no means to be trusted as significant of true affinity, supposing even the sex of the fossil to be known as being male.
  • An access, or opportunity of drawing near.
  • * 1625 (date from Markby), , Of Ambition'', reprinted in 1856, Thomas Markby (editor), ''The Essays; or, Counsels Civil and Moral with A table of the Colours of Good and Evil , page 84,
  • Honor hath three things in it: the vantage ground to do good; the approach to kings and principal persons; and the raising of a man's own fortunes.
  • Movements to gain favor; advances.
  • A way, passage, or avenue by which a place or buildings can be approached; an access.
  • * 1900 , ,
  • It was, therefore, natural to expect that the main attack would come from the north along the railroad, and from the east, where the approach from the Transvaal boundary, which is there marked by the Buffalo River, is over a country much more practicable than the western mountain range.
  • A manner in which a problem is solved or policy is made.
  • * 1787 , , Annotations to Article 1, Section 1,
  • The functional approach' emphasizes the core functions of each branch and asks whether the challenged action threatens the essential attributes of the legislative, executive, or judicial function or functions. Under this ' approach , there is considerable flexibility in the moving branch, usually Congress acting to make structural or institutional change, if there is little significant risk of impairment of a core function or in the case of such a risk if there is a compelling reason for the action.
  • * 1980 , , Final Decision, IV: Comments,
  • Our proposed definitional approach to the data processing-communications dilemma evoked considerable discussion.
  • * 1980 , , Opinion of the Court,
  • Its [the EPA's] initial approach to controlling the amount of lead in the ambient air was to limit lead emissions from automobiles by restricting the amount of lead in gasoline.
  • * 1991', Carol Lee Johnston, Jeanne Lazaris, ''Plane Trigonometry, A New '''Approach .
  • (used only in the plural, fortification) The advanced works, trenches, or covered roads made by besiegers in their advances toward a fortress or military post.
  • (golf, tennis) An approach shot.
  • The way an aircraft lands at an airport.
  • * 2007 , , Glider Flying Handbook , page 2-9,
  • Most small airplanes maintain a speed well in excess of 1.3 times VSO on an instrument approach'. An airplane with a stall speed of 50 knots (VSO) has a normal ' approach speed of 65 knots.
  • (bowling) The area before the lane, in which a player may stand or run up before bowling the ball.
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