Definition of drawer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdrôr/


1A boxlike storage compartment without a lid, made to slide horizontally in and out of a desk, chest, or other piece of furniture.
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) dated or humorous Underpants.
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.
3ˈdrôər A person who draws something, in particular.
Example sentences
  • And of course, like any good childhood comic reader, I was a childhood comic drawer.
3.1A person who writes a check.
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.
3.2A person who produces a drawing or design.
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.
3.3 archaic another term for tapster.



Pronunciation: /-ˌfo͝ol/
noun (plural drawerfuls)
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with drawer

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Syllabification: draw·er

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