drawer

noun
draw·​er | \ ˈdrȯ(-ə)r \

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 \ -​ˌfu̇l \ 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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Netflix's Tidying Up with Marie Kondo may have ridiculously banal content—watching people clean out their closets and drawers—but the emotional toll of letting go is a surprisingly moving experience. Lonnie Firestone, Glamour, "It Took a Fire in My Building to Understand Marie Kondo's Method," 15 Jan. 2019 The camper can haul 22 gallons of water, and wooden closets and drawers allow for plenty of storage. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Burly truck camper is expedition ready," 6 Aug. 2018 Some areas were protected by doors and drawers, the Arnolds' attorney, Steven Gruenemeier, said. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Goodyear homeowners battle company over black-mold removal," 16 May 2018 Very few people have closets and drawers that resemble those in magazines or online, where a team of stagers have set up the shot perfectly for the camera. Melissa Rolland, courant.com, "Handling The Clutter," 27 Mar. 2018 Sidestepping hardware altogether in favor of wide cut-outs for opening cabinets and drawers. Joanna Linberg, Sunset, "10 Fresh & Modern Kitchen Cabinet Ideas," 22 Jan. 2018 Below the printing area, two neat pop-out drawers hold spools of printing plastic. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "MakerBot’s new 3D printer shows how much it’s changed in nine years," 11 Dec. 2018 Much of the film takes place in a morgue (and there’s even scenes inside a morgue drawer), and that isolated location was part of the challenge for Shay. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Shay Mitchell on Dealing With Anxiety While Filming "The Possession of Hannah Grace"," 1 Dec. 2018 If kitchen drawers are over-stuffed and liable to jam in the middle of the cooking frenzy, now's the time to take out some of the clutter. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "15 Things to Do Around the House Before the Holidays," 16 Nov. 2018

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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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More Definitions for drawer

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 , 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 \

Legal Definition of drawer

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

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