A dresser is a piece of furniture with several drawers that's used for storing clothes or other things. You might have a dresser in your bedroom that's full of sweaters.

In the US, the word dresser almost always refers to a tall, upright type of furniture that's fitted with sliding drawers. You can keep your socks in a dresser, or put a dresser in your kitchen and keep tablecloths and silverware in it. If a person is called a dresser, she either works with theater actors, helping them put their costumes on, or dresses in an unusual or distinctive way: "She's such a colorful dresser!"

Definitions of dresser
  1. noun
    furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
    synonyms: bureau, chest, chest of drawers
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    chiffonier, commode
    a tall elegant chest of drawers
    highboy, tallboy
    a tall chest of drawers divided into two sections and supported on four legs
    a low chest or table with drawers and supported on four legs
    type of:
    article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture
    furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy
  2. noun
    a cabinet with shelves
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    type of:
    a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display
  3. noun
    low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
    synonyms: dressing table, toilet table, vanity
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    type of:
    a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs
  4. noun
    a wardrobe assistant for an actor
    synonyms: actor's assistant
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    type of:
    assistant, help, helper, supporter
    a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
  5. noun
    a person who dresses in a particular way
    “she's an elegant dresser
    “he's a meticulous dresser
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    someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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