- a sliding, lidless, horizontal compartment, as in a piece of furniture, that may be drawn out in order to gain access to it.
- drawers, (used with a plural verb) an undergarment, with legs, that covers the lower part of the body.
- a person or thing that draws.
- Finance. a person who draws an order, draft, or bill of exchange.
- Metalworking. a person who operates a drawbench.
- a tapster.
Origin of drawer
Related Words for drawerbin, crate, crib, wallet, sheath, integument, receptacle, compact, casket, baggage, wrapper, chest, chamber, folder, carton, grip, shell, cartridge, safe, envelope
Examples from the Web for drawer
Contemporary Examples of drawer
And who else would let them gather dust in some drawer for nearly 50 years?Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album
November 16, 2014
But then I had to go back to earning real money and went to work for Businessweek and put the book in a drawer for a long time.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall
November 9, 2014
On the day when he pulled open the drawer to show me the gun, I wonder, what I was thinking?
The gun Don used, he kept in the drawer of his writing table at the window, where he always worked.
But it was still the place where Kandynce did not need eyesight to find a door or a drawer or a knob.Killed by Donald Sterling’s Racism
May 14, 2014
Historical Examples of drawer
A goodly pile of letters met her eyes as she opened the drawer.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
"Altogether, monsieur," said the concierge, fingering the key of the drawer that held it.The Incomplete Amorist
He was silent for a moment, and then, opening a drawer, he took out a letter.My Double Life
He had taken these lists from the drawer of the prisoner's desk.A Tale of Two Cities
He went to a drawer, unlocked it, and took out a long blue envelope.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
- a person or thing that draws, esp a draughtsman
- a person who draws a chequeSee draw (def. 15)
- a person who draws up a commercial paper
- archaic a person who draws beer, etc, in a bar
- (drɔː) a boxlike container in a chest, table, etc, made for sliding in and out
Word Origin and History for drawer
mid-14c., agent noun from draw (v.). Attested from 1570s in sense of a box that can be "drawn" out of a cabinet.
Idioms and Phrases with drawer
see top drawer.