Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “drawer”

See all translations

drawer

noun uk   /drɔːr/ us    /drɑː/

drawer noun (FURNITURE)

A2 [C] a box-shaped container, without a top, that is part of a piece of furniture. It slides in and out to open and close and is used for keeping things in: I keep my socks in the bottom drawer. He rummaged through his desk drawer trying to find a pen.
More examples

drawer noun (CLOTHES)

drawers [plural] old-fashioned →  underpants
Translations of “drawer”
in Korean 서랍…
in Arabic دُرْج…
in French tiroir…
in Turkish çekmece…
in Italian cassetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傢俱, 抽屜…
in Russian выдвижной ящик…
in Polish szuflada…
in Spanish cajón…
in Portuguese gaveta…
in German die Schublade…
in Catalan calaix…
in Japanese ひきだし…
in Chinese (Simplified) 家具, 抽屉…
(Definition of drawer from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of drawer?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “drawer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More