Definition of drawer
1 : one that draws: such asa : a person who causes liquor to come out of a container : one who draws (see 1draw 1b) liquorb : draftsmanc : 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
drawerfulplay \-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.
Recent Examples of drawer from the Web
The responding deputy walked through the home and saw that numerous drawers were open.
The gunman then reached over the counter, snatched the entire cash drawer and fled, Aguilar said.
Sitting in the basement of the Democratic National Committee headquarters, below a wall-size 2012 portrait of a smiling Barack Obama, is a 1960s-era filing cabinet missing the handle on the bottom drawer.
Microwaves, refrigerators and dishwashers now come in small drawers.
In the drawer of each bedside table, where most hotels would place a Gideon Bible, is a copy of On the Origin of Species.
Every morning I’d walk upstairs with a mug of coffee and sit down at that makeshift desk; never once was I tempted to open a drawer.
No such problem attends Émile Zola’s Nana, which was translated multiple times a century or more ago—it was once a book respectable people kept locked in the drawers of their bedside tables.
The intruder took money from a drawer and left behind a bottle of Corona beer.
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Origin and Etymology of drawer
First Known Use: 14th century
DRAWER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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