noun draw·er \ˈdr(-ə)r\

: a box that slides into and out of a piece of furniture (such as a desk) and that is used to store things

drawers : underwear for the lower part of the body

Full Definition of DRAWER

:  one that draws: as
a :  a person who draws liquor
b :  draftsman
c :  one that draws a bill of exchange or order for payment or makes a promissory note
\dial also ˈdr\ :  a sliding box or receptacle opened by pulling out and closed by pushing in
\dial also ˈdr\ plural :  an article of clothing (as underwear) for the lower body
drawer·ful \-ˌfl\ noun

Examples of DRAWER

  1. the top drawer of the desk
  2. There are some pens in my desk drawer.
  3. He stood there in only his drawers.

First Known Use of DRAWER

14th century

Other Furniture and Woodworking Terms

appoint, credenza, mission, settee
DRAWERS Defined for Kids


noun draw·er \ˈdr-ər, ˈdrr\

Definition of DRAWER for Kids

:  a box that slides in and out of a piece of furniture and is used for storage <a desk drawer>
drawers plural :  underpants
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears