AskDefine | Define drawer

Dictionary Definition



1 a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
2 the person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else
3 an artist skilled at drawing [syn: draftsman]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • qualifier box
    • a UK /dɹɔː(ɹ)/, /drO:(r)
    • a US , /dɹoʊɹ/, /droUr//
    • Rhymes with: -ɔː(r)
  • qualifier person
    • a UK /ˈdɹɔː.ə(ɹ)/, /"drO:.@(r)/
    • a US , /ˈdɹɔːɚ/, /"drO:@`/
    • Rhymes with: -ɔːə(r)


drawer (plural: drawers)
  1. An open-topped box that can be slid in and out of the cabinet that contains it, used for storing clothing or other articles.
  2. One who draws something.
  3. One who writes a bank draft, check/cheque, or promissory note.


open-topped box in a cabinet used for storing
one who draws something
one who writes a bank draft, check/cheque or promissory note

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Extensive Definition

A drawer is a piece of furniture that is most often shaped as a short, wide topless box and is used for storage. It is generally stored within another, larger piece of furniture (such as a dresser), and may be pulled out from it partway to access its contents, as in a chest of drawers. Many drawers have pulls, handles, or knobs to facilitate pulling them out from the enclosure.
Most older or inexpensive furniture and cabinets use wooden sliders, upon which the drawer slides as it is opened or closed. Wood slides are lubricated with paraffin wax. Newer furniture and cabinets may use plastic friction sliders, or more elaborate bearings sliders, which will provide smoother operation with less binding.
drawer in Catalan: Calaix
drawer in German: Schublade
drawer in Spanish: Cajón
drawer in French: Tiroir
drawer in Polish: Szuflada
drawer in Portuguese: Gaveta
drawer in Sicilian: Casciuni
drawer in Simple English: Drawer

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

architectural draftsman, archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bank, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, caricaturist, cartoonist, cellar, chest, closet, conservatory, crate, crayonist, crib, cupboard, delineator, depository, depot, dock, draftsman, dump, exchequer, glory hole, godown, hold, hutch, library, locker, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, pastelist, rack, repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, shelf, stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, supply base, supply depot, tank, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, vat, vault, warehouse, wine cellar
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