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

n furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

bureau, chest, chest of drawers
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

n a cabinet with shelves

Type of:
a piece of furniture resembling a cupboard with doors and shelves and drawers; for storage or display

n low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup

dressing table, toilet table, vanity
Type of:
a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs

n a wardrobe assistant for an actor

actor's assistant
Type of:
assistant, help, helper, supporter
a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

n a person who dresses in a particular way

“she's an elegant dresser
“he's a meticulous dresser
someone who dresses in a trendy fashionable way
Type of:
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
a human being

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