chest of drawers

noun phrase

: a piece of furniture designed to contain a set of drawers (as for holding clothing)

Examples of chest of drawers in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her son Herbert Wexley Jr., played by Elijah Jacob, allows his girl crush to enter his mother’s walk-in closet, a fabulous sanctuary that makes the mammoth closet Mr. Big built for Carrie look like a simple chest of drawers. Nikki Dobrin, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 The pair incorporated decorative bins, hanging shelves and a tall chest of drawers for the majority of Grace’s things, adding a bed skirt to cover items stored under the bed as well as shower curtains hung up on command hooks to section off the closet. People Staff, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 Their son uses his wardrobe for hanging clothes; Watt outfitted their daughter’s side with a chest of drawers and a makeup mirror (in an effort to cut down her time in the home’s sole bathroom). Marni Elyse Katz,, 19 July 2023 The wall lamp is by Visual Comfort & Co., the 1920s chest of drawers is American, and the rug is by ABC Carpet & Home. ELLE Decor, 26 June 2023 Place a slim chest of drawers or a demilune table right outside the entrance to your room to offer a spot to put away books or small accessories that would otherwise junk up your nightstand. Jenn Andrlik, House Beautiful, 20 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chest of drawers was in 1649

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“Chest of drawers.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

chest of drawers

: a piece of furniture containing drawers (as for storing clothes)

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