- a person who dresses.
- a person employed to dress actors, care for costumes, etc., at a theater, television studio, or the like.
- Chiefly British. a surgeon's assistant.
- a person who dresses in a particular manner, as specified: a fancy dresser; a careful and distinctive dresser.
- any of several tools or devices used in dressing materials.
- a block, fitting into an anvil, on which pieces are forged.
- a mallet for shaping sheet metal.
- a tool for truing the surfaces of grinding wheels.
Origin of dresser1
Origin of dresser2
Examples from the Web for dresser
Contemporary Examples of dresser
The room held a sizable amount of old, worn furniture: the bed, a studio couch, three stuffed chairs, a chifforobe and a dresser.Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis
June 7, 2014
Pop music, much like a teenager with a dresser full of training bras and her first summer job, is going through a lot changes.Mariah Carey Is the Last of the Traditional Divas
May 29, 2014
Kate might also want to think about taking a dresser or a lady's maid.Situation Vacant: Kate and William Seek New Nanny For George
January 13, 2014
The traces were discovered in a body of rock called the Dresser Foundation, near the town of Port Hedland.‘Oldest Signs of Life on Earth’ Found in Australia
November 13, 2013
The note is on the dresser in his small private room where he likes to read and think.The Man Oswald First Tried to Kill Before JFK
Bill Minutaglio, Steven L. Davis
October 3, 2013
Historical Examples of dresser
Give me the Holy Water, Nora, there's a small sup still on the dresser.Riders to the Sea
J. M. Synge
When she was not at home, it sat on K.'s dresser, propped against his collar-box.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The girl shortened the stems of the roses and put them in a vase on Katy's dresser.Her Father's Daughter
Then she cut a hunch off a great loaf, and put it beside the bowl on the dresser.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
When the water drains off, turn them out on a dresser covered with a cloth, and put over another cloth to dry them perfectly.
- a set of shelves, usually also with cupboards or drawers, for storing or displaying dishes, etc
- US a chest of drawers for storing clothing in a bedroom or dressing room, often having a mirror on the top
Word Origin for dresser
- a person who dresses in a specified waya fashionable dresser
- theatre a person employed to assist actors in putting on and taking off their costumes
- a tool used for dressing stone or other materials
- British a person who assists a surgeon during operations
- British See window-dresser
Word Origin and History for dresser
c.1300, "person who prepares or furnishes," agent noun from dress (v.). Meaning "table, sideboard," is late 14c., from Old French dresseur, dreçoir "table to prepare food," from dresser "prepare, dress." Meaning "chest, dressing bureau" is from 1895.