- 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
Examples from the Web for drawers
She showed me a set of drawers, revealing a meticulously kept filing system of all her jokes.Joan Rivers: 'Death Is Like Plastic Surgery'
September 4, 2014
The heat makes beads of sweat run down your armpits and traverse your hips before dampening your drawers.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq
Nathan Bradley Bethea
August 31, 2014
Is there a picture out there of you in your drawers that you are worried about?Anthony Weiner's Junk Defense
June 1, 2011
She found herself staring at a strange man going through the drawers.The Mysterious Burglars on the French Riviera
August 10, 2010
I was constantly just pulling stuff out of drawers and before it goes on shelf, people would pull it out of my hand.Black Friday, Zombie Holiday
November 25, 2009
In a word, I had nothing on me but my drawers and a flannel shirt.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
There were a few chairs, and a chest of drawers bearing a gilt-framed mirror.Casanova's Homecoming
Drawers and chests at "Gunn's" had been thick strewn with lavender for half a century.Hetty's Strange History
There must be hewers of wood and drawers of water, and the dishes ought to be washed.The American Mind
Gilbert took an armful of shirts from the chest of drawers and dropped them into the trunk.Changing Winds
St. John G. Ervine
- a legged undergarment for either sex, worn below the waistAlso called: underdrawers
- 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 drawers
1560s, garments that are pulled (or "drawn") on; see draw (v.).
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 drawers
see top drawer.