drawdraw2 ●●○ S3 noun [countable] 1 DSthe final result of a game or competition in which both teams or players have the same number of points syn tie The match ended in a draw.2 DGGan occasion when someone or something is chosen by chance, especially the winning ticket in a lottery, or the teams who will play against each other in a competition England has been selected to play Germany in the draw for the first round of the World Cup.3 British English a competition in which people whose names or tickets are chosen by chance win money or prizes Congratulations! You have been entered into our £100,000 prize draw!4 APDSa performer, place, event etc that a lot of people come to see It is hoped that the new art gallery will be a big draw for visitors.5 when you breathe in smoke from a cigarette syn drag Maltravers took a long draw on his cigarette. → the luck of the draw at luck1(18), → quick on the draw at quick1(9)
Examples from the Corpusdraw• If the final ends in a draw, the game will be decided on penalties.• "What was the result of the Barcelona v Real Madrid game?" "It was a draw."• Neither side has scored. It looks as if it's going to be another draw.• New York is always a big draw for tourists.• Brian Horton says it is a good draw for United, but they have to beat Swansea first.• The jackpot for Saturday's draw is over $5 million.• Last week's draw was a bad result for Arsenal, putting Manchester United ahead of them in the league.• Only by this counter-attack against White's kingside pawns can Black hope to achieve enough counterplay to hold the draw.• I came up with the idea that the draw be made in court, in front of everybody.ended in a draw• The one-day Eton v Harrow match at Lord's on June 24 ended in a draw.• When the real battle got under way the opening game ended in a draw after a tough struggle of 30 moves.• This round of the fight has ended in a draw.• All the other matches ended in draws but Nottinghamshire wasted an opportunity to go top of the table at Lord's.• This ended in a draw after 116 moves.• The third game in the chess tournament ended in a draw.• After a long game in the kitchen which ended in a draw, they went upstairs and made love.prize draw• Some local authorities have been very effective at this - in Greenwich, people who registered were entered in a prize draw.• A prize draw was held regularly, and winners were awarded specially designed T shirts.• There will also be a free prize draw with £100, £50 and £25 Guinness vouchers on offer.• Bonds go into a monthly prize draw paying 4.25 per cent overall.• Our next prize draw will take place on 31 May - remember each entry is eligible.