The words \u2018draw\u2019 and \u2018drawer\u2019 look and sound alike. However, they are used in different ways, so you won't want to mix them up in your writing. To learn how to use them correctly, check out our guide below.\r\nDraw as a Verb (Create a Picture, Pull or Move)\r\n'Draw\u2019 can be either a verb or a noun, so we will start with its uses as a verb. The most important meanings in this case include:\r\n\r\n\tCreate a picture with a pen or pencil (e.g. I am going to draw a picture)\r\n\tPull something (e.g. I will draw the curtains)\r\n\tTake something out (e.g. He drew a card from the deck)\r\n\tMove in a particular direction (e.g. The car drew closer)\r\n\tElicit a response (e.g. His comments drew a positive response)\r\n\tAttract attention (e.g. The event is expected to draw a huge crowd)\r\n\tEnd in a tie (e.g. We will draw the match if we don't score)\r\n\tMake a comparison or come to a conclusion (e.g. We can draw several parallels between businesses in the two sectors)\r\n\r\nThis is not a definitive list! However, it does cover some of the most common uses. And you can see how many definitions 'draw' has as a verb.\r\nDraw as a Noun (A Lottery, Tie or Attraction)\r\nLuckily, \u2018draw\u2019 has fewer uses as a noun! The key definitions are:\r\n\r\n\tA raffle or lottery (e.g. The prize draw was held last Tuesday)\r\n\tA tie (e.g. The game ended with a draw between the two teams)\r\n\tAn attraction (e.g. The concert is a huge draw for our town)\r\n\r\nAs you can see, all of these are related to definitions of \u2018draw\u2019 as a verb from above: e.g. in a lottery, you might 'draw' (meaning 'take out') the winning numbers, while an attraction can 'draw' a crowd.\r\nDrawer (Furniture or Underpants)\r\nThe word \u2018drawer\u2019, meanwhile, is always a noun. It has two main meanings.\r\nThe first is a compartment in a piece of furniture. In a chest of drawers, for example, the \u2018drawers\u2019 are the parts that move in and out \u2013 in other words, it is the part you draw or pull from the rest of the piece of furniture:\r\nI keep spare pens in my desk drawer.\r\n'Drawers' can also mean 'underpants', but this is fairly old-fashioned. In the song \u2018Look at Me, I\u2019m Sandra Dee\u2019 from Grease, for example, Rizzo sings:\r\nKeep your filthy paws off my silky drawers.\r\nThis usage originated from old-fashioned undergarments, which featured two separate legs that you would put on by 'drawing' them up and tying them in place. This is also why we still use plural terms, such as 'pants' or 'trousers', to refer to clothing that covers our legs!\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_43425" align="aligncenter" width="470"] A pair of 'drawers'.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nSummary: Draw or Drawer?\r\nWhile \u2018draw\u2019 and \u2018drawer\u2019 look and sound similar, they are different:\r\n\r\n\tDraw has many uses as a verb (e.g. to create a picture, move, or pull something) and as a noun (e.g. a lottery, a tie, or an attraction).\r\n\tDrawer is always a noun that refers to furniture or underpants.\r\n\r\nIf you find these words tricky, don\u2019t worry: just remember that \u2018drawers\u2019 always refers to a piece of furniture or old-fashioned underwear, then you can use \u2018draw\u2019 for everything else.\r\nAnd if you\u2019d like some help to check your word choice, or any other aspect of your writing, we have a team of expert editors available 24\/7.