drawer

noun
draw·​er | \ ˈdrȯ(-ə)r How to pronounce drawer (audio) \

Definition of drawer

1 : one that draws: such as
a : a person who causes liquor to come out of a container : one who draws (see draw entry 1 sense 1b) liquor
b : draftsman
c : one that draws (see draw entry 1 sense transitive 7) a bill of exchange or order for payment or makes a promissory note
2 \ dialectal also  ˈdrȯ \ : a sliding box or receptacle opened by pulling out and closed by pushing in kept the letters in the top drawer of her dresser in the silverware drawer
3 \ dialectal also  ˈdrȯ \ drawers plural : an article of clothing (such as underwear) for the lower body a clean pair of drawers

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Other Words from drawer

drawerful \ ˈdrȯ(-​ə)r-​ˌfu̇l How to pronounce drawerful (audio) \ noun

Examples of drawer in a Sentence

the top drawer of the desk There are some pens in my desk drawer. He stood there in only his drawers.
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In its offices, desk drawers had to be kept shut lest employees bump into them. The Economist, "The Exxon Valdez of cyberspace," 10 Aug. 2019 According to the statement of charges, Ambrosio-Sanchez was going through drawers at a Finksburg residence July 29 about 6:45 p.m. when the woman asked him to leave. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Westminster man charged with assault after allegedly grabbing, pushing woman," 6 Aug. 2019 Easily slotted and plugged into the boot of Cullinan, each Recreation Module contains a motorised drawer housing the equipment and paraphernalia specific to each Cullinan owner’s pursuits. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV: a royal rite of passage," 2 Aug. 2019 The lid is hefty but lifts and lowers smoothly, and the grill’s lift-and-slide ash drawer makes cleanup a snap. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Your Ultimate Grill Buying Guide—Tested and Approved," 18 July 2019 Kristen said the two loved to spoil their four grandchildren with princess crowns, a BB gun, and a drawer filled with Jolly Ranchers and licorice ropes. oregonlive.com, "Cause of death: Heartbreak? For one Portland-area couple, their family thinks so.," 14 July 2019 April lifts from another drawer a portfolio filled with formal school portraits and snapshots of her children. Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati.com, "4 addresses in 4 months: This is what poverty looks like for this Cincinnati family," 10 July 2019 In one double-deep desk drawer are more than a thousand pieces of mail from one reader. Leah Garchik, SFChronicle.com, "Having located the Exit sign, I am proceeding to the exit," 20 June 2019 Orange World is a nest of tangled electrical cords and open drawers filled with steak knives. Dan Chiasson, The New York Review of Books, "True Mirages," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of drawer

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for drawer

see draw entry 1

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Dictionary Entries near drawer

draw down

drawed

drawee

drawer

drawer-down

drawer-in

drawer-off

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drawer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of drawer

: a box that slides into and out of a piece of furniture (such as a desk) and that is used to store things
old-fashioned + humorous : underwear for the lower part of the body

drawer

noun
draw·​er | \ ˈdrȯ-ər How to pronounce drawer (audio) , ˈdrȯr\

Kids Definition of drawer

1 : a box that slides in and out of a piece of furniture and is used for storage a desk drawer
2 drawers plural : underpants

drawer

noun
draw·​er | \ ˈdrȯ-ər How to pronounce drawer (audio) \

Legal Definition of drawer

: the party that draws a draft — compare drawee, payee

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