- 1 /drɔː/ A box-like storage compartment without a lid, made to slide horizontally in and out of a desk, chest, or other piece of furniture.More example sentences
- For work, one of the chest's ten drawers served as a desk.
- On the first floor, a galleried landing leads through to a bathroom and four bedrooms, the smallest of which is currently used as a study and has a fitted desk, drawers and storage.
- She quietly slid her desk drawer back in after she pulled out the lone picture which had occupied that space for several months.
- 2 (drawers /drɔːz/) • dated or • humorous Knickers or underpants: Queen Victoria was notoriously careless with her drawersMore example sentences
- The undergarments included stockings, petticoats, drawers, and a corset.
- The heavy petticoats, stockings and thin chemise and drawers were bad enough.
- I glanced down, noted I was dressed in cotton breeches and a silk shirt along with my corset and drawers, and sprung out from between the silk sheets.
- 3 /ˈdrɔː(r)ə/ A person who produces a drawing or design.More example sentences
- The fact that these three are expert drawers and painters doesn't hurt either.
- You've spoken about being a drawer, painter, writer too, as well as composer.
- Jordy had always been a good drawer, he could draw trees amazingly.
- 3.1A person who writes a cheque: the banker would have rights as holder to pursue the drawerMore example sentences
- A special type of case arises where the drawer of the cheque and the payee maintain their accounts with the same bank.
- She said she could not remember the identity of the drawer of the cheque, nor whether it was payable to cash.
- Neither the drawer of the cheque nor the original payee consented to the alteration of the payee.
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- He kept a drawerful of parental excuse notes that he knew his students had forged in order to play truant from school; then he set them a class test on making their excuses more convincing.
- I had a drawerful of the things, most of them with a neat J monogrammed in one corner.
- It beats carrying round a drawerful of specialised gizmos, and since you're going to be carrying a phone anyway, you might as well have the other functions thrown in for when you require them.
The word drawer is often spelled incorrectly as draw. As a noun, draw chiefly means ‘an act of selecting names randomly to decide winners’ or ‘an even score at the conclusion of a game’, whereas drawer mainly means ‘a sliding storage compartment’.
More definitions of drawerDefinition of drawer in:
- The US English dictionary