A drawer is a sliding compartment that fits into a dresser and is used for storage. You might keep socks in one drawer and t-shirts in another.

Dressers have drawers, and so do other pieces of furniture, including desks, bureaus, and kitchen cabinets. Your kitchen drawers might be full of silverware, while the drawers in your office are a jumble of pens, paper clips, and Post-It notes. Drawer comes from the verb draw, from its "pull" meaning — the original idea of the word was that it's a container that's "drawn" out of a cabinet.

Definitions of drawer
  1. noun
    a boxlike container in a piece of furniture; made so as to slide in and out
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    any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
    storage space
    the area in any structure that provides space for storage
  2. noun
    an artist skilled at drawing
    synonyms: draftsman
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    Jules Feifer
    United States cartoonist who created a sarcastic comic strip (born in 1929)
    Reuben Lucius Goldberg
    United States cartoonist who drew intricate diagrams of very complicated and impractical contraptions that accomplished little or nothing (1883-1970)
    Sir David Alexander Cecil Low
    British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    William Henry Mauldin
    United States cartoonist noted for his drawings of soldiers in battle (1921-2003)
    Thomas Nast
    United States political cartoonist (1840-1902)
    Charles Munroe Schulz
    United States cartoonist whose comic strip included the beagle Snoopy (1922-2000)
    Shelby Silverstein
    United States poet and cartoonist remembered for his stories and poems for children (1932-1999)
    Saul Steinberg
    United States cartoonist (born in Romania) noted for his caricatures of famous people (1914-1999)
    Sir John Tenniel
    English cartoonist (1820-1914)
    James Grover Thurber
    United States humorist and cartoonist who published collections of essays and stories (1894-1961)
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    a person who draws cartoons
    pavement artist
    someone who draws on the pavement with colored chalks (hoping that passers-by will give them money)
    someone who draws sketches
    lampoon artist
    a cartoonist who draws parodies or satirical renditions of cultural or social or political situations
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    artist, creative person
    a person whose creative work shows sensitivity and imagination
  3. noun
    the person who writes a check or draft instructing the drawee to pay someone else
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    money dealer, money handler
    a person who receives or invests or pays out money
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