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 1draw 1b) liquor
c :one that draws (see 1draw 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

drawerful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of drawer in a Sentence

  1. the top drawer of the desk

  2. There are some pens in my desk drawer.

  3. He stood there in only his drawers.

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Origin and Etymology of drawer

see 1draw

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DRAWER Defined for English Language Learners

drawer

noun

Definition of drawer for English Language Learners

  • : 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


DRAWER Defined for Kids

drawer

noun draw·er \ ˈdrȯ-ər , ˈdrȯr \

Definition of drawer for Students

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

Law Dictionary

drawer

noun draw·er \ ˈdrȯ-ər \

legal Definition of drawer

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


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