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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The captain's desk, with its drawers tightly shut, collects layers of fine marine silt. Megan Gannon, Smithsonian, "Divers Get an Eerie First Look Inside the Arctic Shipwreck of the HMS Terror," 30 Aug. 2019 The cabinets feature inset soft close doors and drawers. courant.com, "Property of the Week: 194 Woodpond Road, West Hartford," 16 Aug. 2019 Following the release of styles including a May 2018 launch and a Valentine's Day collection, Savage x Fenty returned to rock our lingerie drawers again, and debuted a summer line filled with leopard print and lace. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Released Its August 2019 Collection," 1 Aug. 2019 So do those tricky can’t-blow-them-out birthday candles floating around in your junk drawer. Outside Online, "5 Ways to Impress Your Friends at the Campsite," 25 July 2019 Then go ahead and take off all your cabinet doors and drawers from the boxes installed on the walls. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know Before Painting Your Cabinets," 14 Nov. 2017 Valli & Valli Cabinet Hardware Add a little texture to cabinet doors and drawers with the Forges line of cabinet hardware. Rebecca Winzenried, ELLE Decor, "Home Magazine's 5th Annual Kitchen & Bath Awards 2003," 5 July 2012 Plastic container storage: This two-level storage drawer makes wrangling all those reusable food containers a breeze. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "Kitchen cabinet trends: paint ’em and keep ’em closed," 20 Aug. 2019 Most circulators are small enough to fit in a kitchen drawer. Dallas News, "Sous vide school: 3 top Dallas chefs teach us how to cook chicken, steak and even octopus," 20 Aug. 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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The first known use of drawer was in the 14th century

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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 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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