Drawer - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |drɔːr|  American pronunciation of the word drawer
Brit.  |drɔː(r)|  British pronunciation of the word drawer


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


the top drawer of the desk

There are some pens in my desk drawer.

He stood there in only his drawers.

She took a file from her desk drawer.

The scissors are in the kitchen drawer (=drawer in a piece of kitchen furniture).

He opened the top drawer of his desk, and took out a brown envelope.

This drawer is stuck. It just won't open!

She was having trouble closing the drawer.

If you're looking for a spoon, check the top drawer.

“I've lost the key.” “You'll find a spare in the drawer.”

She slammed the drawer shut.

...corralled a scattering of stray pens and quickly stuffed them in the drawer to tidy the desk...

...after so many years the paper label in the drawer of the antique desk is indecipherable...

The bottom of the drawer was always a miscellaneous accumulation of odds and ends

...we keep the silverware in a separate drawer...

Word forms

singular: drawer
plural: drawers
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