Hyphenation for “draw”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “draw”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "draw" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “draw” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „draw“ ⟶ „draw“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "draw"

draw >> /drɔ/

Definition: [transitive verb] Produce (a picture or diagram) by making lines and marks, especially with a pen or pencil, on paper.
Example: he drew a map

Synonyms of "draw"

sketch | make a drawing | make a drawing of | make a diagram | make a diagram of | pencil |

Definition: [transitive verb] Pull or drag (something such as a vehicle) so as to make it follow behind.
Example: a cart drawn by two horses

Definition: [transitive verb] Extract (an object, especially a weapon) from a container or receptacle.
Example: he drew his gun and peered into the gloomy apartment

Synonyms of "draw"

pull out | take out | bring out | draw out | produce | fish out | extract | withdraw |

Definition: [transitive verb] Take or obtain (liquid) from a container or receptacle.

Synonyms of "draw"

drain | extract | withdraw | remove | suck | pump | siphon | milk | bleed | tap | void | filter | pour | tip | discharge | transfer |

Definition: [transitive verb] Be the cause of (a specified response)
Example: he drew criticism for his lavish spending

Definition: [transitive verb] Select (a ticket or name) randomly to decide winners in a lottery, opponents in a sporting contest, etc.

Definition: [transitive verb] Finish (a contest or game) with an even score; tie.
Example: Brazil had drawn a stormy match 1–1

Definition: [transitive verb] Disembowel.
Example: there are numerous ways of drawing poultry

Synonyms of "draw"

disembowel | eviscerate | draw | dress | clean | remove the innards from | remove the guts from |

Definition: [transitive verb] Hit (the ball) so that it travels slightly to the left (for a left-handed player, the right), usually as a result of spin given to the ball.
Example: he had to learn to draw the ball—not least for the tee shots at Augusta

Definition: [transitive verb] (of a ship) require (a specified depth of water) to float in; have (a certain draft)
Example: boats that draw only a few inches of water

Definition: [transitive verb] (of a sail) be filled with wind.

Definition: [noun] An act of selecting names randomly, typically by extracting them from a bag or other container, to match competitors in a game or tournament.
Example: the draw has been made for this year's tournament

Synonyms of "draw"

raffle | lottery | sweepstake | sweep | tombola | ballot |

Definition: [noun] A game or contest that ends with the score even; a tie.
Example: he scored twice to force a 4–4 draw

Synonyms of "draw"

tie | dead heat | stalemate |

Definition: [noun] A person or thing that is very attractive or interesting.
Example: the museum has turned out to be a big draw for schoolchildren in the city

Synonyms of "draw"

attraction | lure | allure | pull | appeal | glamour | allurement | enticement | temptation | bewitchment | enchantment | charm | seduction | persuasion | fascination | magnetism |

Definition: [noun] An act of removing a gun from its holster in order to shoot.
Example: he went for the quick draw and leveled a long-barreled pistol at all of us

Definition: [noun] An act of drawing on a cigarette or cigar.

Definition: [noun] A shot causing the ball to deviate to the left (or, for a left-handed golfer, the right)
Example: most high handicappers would benefit from a controlled draw

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