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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a desk/table/dresser etc drawer
▪ The passports are in my desk drawer.
snappy dresser (=someone who wears fashionable clothes)
Welsh dresser
window dresser
▪ Alec Llewellyn nodded seriously at me as he walked off in his blue overalls, Alec, that snappy dresser.
▪ But although a snappy dresser himself, he didn't actually buy anything.
▪ She opened the dresser drawer to put away the knives and spoons.
▪ When he reached into his dresser drawer that morning, Jeffrey Pyle says, all he wanted was a clean shirt.
▪ In the dresser drawer was a freshly severed hand, all bloody at the roots.
▪ She was for ever running to ransack her crowded dresser drawers, rummaging in her sewing box as she made high-pitched excited noises.
▪ Anne took a tea-towel from the dresser drawer.
▪ They kept it in their dresser drawer until the police took it away.
▪ He opens a dresser drawer and picks out a cheap hairbrush, then a pharmacy bottle containing a single capsule of Prozac.
▪ Enterprising window dressers dressed up in ski outfits to set up a display of sportswear in this store.
▪ He got me to sit on the edge of my oak dresser, and then he walked into me.
▪ Politicians were transformed into much more stylish, progressive dressers.
▪ She opened the dresser drawer to put away the knives and spoons.
▪ We could put the bed over there, Dooley could help, and the dresser here.
▪ When he reached into his dresser drawer that morning, Jeffrey Pyle says, all he wanted was a clean shirt.
▪ When the giant dresser disappeared for ever I felt better still.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

dresser \dress"er\, n.

  1. One who dresses; one who put in order or makes ready for use; one who on clothes or ornaments.

  2. (Mining) A kind of pick for shaping large coal.

  3. An assistant in a hospital, whose office it is to dress wounds, sores, etc.

  4. [F. dressoir. See Dress, v. t.]

    1. A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.

    2. A cupboard or set of shelves to receive dishes and cooking utensils.

      The pewter plates on the dresser Caught and reflected the flame, as shields of armies the sunshine. -- Longfellow.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "person who prepares or furnishes," agent noun from dress (v.). Meaning "table, sideboard," is late 14c., from Old French dresseur, dreçoir "table to prepare food," from dresser "prepare, dress." Meaning "chest, dressing bureau" is from 1895.


Etymology 1 n. 1 An item of kitchen furniture, like a cabinet with shelves, for storing crockery or utensils. 2 An item of bedroom furniture, like a low chest of drawers, often with a mirror. 3 (context dated English) A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use. 4 (context mining English) A kind of pick for shape large coal. Etymology 2

n. 1 One who dresses in a particular way. 2 A wardrobe assistant in a theatre. 3 (context medicine English) A surgeon's assistant who helps to dress wounds etc.

  1. n. furniture with drawers for keeping clothes [syn: chest of drawers, chest, bureau]

  2. a person who dresses in a particular way; "she's an elegant dresser"; "he's a meticulous dresser"

  3. a wardrobe assistant for an actor [syn: actor's assistant]

  4. low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup [syn: dressing table, vanity, toilet table]

  5. a cabinet with shelves

Dresser, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin
Population (2000): 732
Housing Units (2000): 312
Land area (2000): 1.903109 sq. miles (4.929029 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.903109 sq. miles (4.929029 sq. km)
FIPS code: 20850
Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55
Location: 45.357187 N, 92.634513 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 54009
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Dresser, WI
Dresser (theatre)

A dresser is a theatrical stagehand who is involved with maintaining costume quality at each performance. They are hired by either the director, producer, or wardrobe supervisor. They report directly to the wardrobe supervisor and are usually paid by the hour.

Dressers are responsible for assisting cast members with costume changes backstage, when necessary. They are often used to assist primarily with quick costume changes, where a character exits and must enter again very quickly wearing a different costume.


Dresser may refer to:

  • Dresser or full-dresser, a large touring motorcycle with panniers, topbox and fairing
  • Dresser (surname), a surname
  • Dresser (theatre), theatrical stagehand involved with costumes
  • Window dresser, shop display designer
  • Dresser Industries, multinational corporation based in Dallas, Texas
  • Grinding dresser, to dress the surface of a grinding wheel
  • The Dresser, a 1980 play by Ronald Harwood
    • The Dresser (1983 film), a film adaptation of the play starring Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay
    • The Dresser (2015 film), a TV adaptation of the play starring Anthony Hopkins and Ian McKellen
Dresser (surname)

Dresser is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Bob Dresser (1878–1924), American baseball player
  • Christopher Dresser (1834–1904), Scottish designer and design theorist, a pivotal figure in the Aesthetic Movement
  • Denise Dresser (born 1963), Mexican political analyst, writer, and university professor
  • Henry Eeles Dresser (1838–1915), English ornithologist
  • Hilary Dresser (born 1968), British sprint canoeist
  • Horatio Dresser (1866–1954), American, New Thought religious leader and author
  • Ivan Dresser (1896–1956), American runner in the 1920 Olympics
  • Julius Dresser (1838–1893), American, early leader in the New Thought movement
  • Kevin Dresser (born 1962), American wrestling coach
  • D. Leroy Dresser (1862–1915), American shipbuilder
  • Louise Dresser (1878–1965), American actress
  • Mark Dresser (born 1952), American double bass player and composer
  • Paul Dresser (1858–1906) American singer, songwriter and comedic actor
  • Richard Dresser (born c.1951), American playwright
  • Samuel Dresser (1831-1901), American politician
  • Solomon Robert Dresser (1842–1911), American inventor and politician
  • Tom Dresser (1892–1982), English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross

Usage examples of "dresser".

He reached for the bottle of liquid antacid that sat on the dresser, opened it, tilted it, and drank deeply.

The hair on his head, a darker golden brown, was ruffled, for all the world as if his dresser had darted after him into the wings, and run a practised hand through his locks.

Next morning, driven to his hotel by Nat Fraser, Frank found not only his suitcases and the personal things that had been stolen from him by the muggers, but a pile of Swiss francs and Moroccan dirhams atop the rickety dresser.

An oval, ebony hairbrush came easily into his hand from the dresser and he used it to administer twelve hard smacks to her skirted bottom.

Malcolm warned her, his hand only inches from a hairbrush on the dresser.

Guida caught up a hanap of water from the dresser, and passed it to him.

Venaient dresser un etalage Qui rendait plus beau le passage, Au grand bien de tout reposant, Et honneur dudit exposant, Qui, tous les jours dessus ses hanches, Excepte fetes et dimanches, Temps de vacances a tout trafic, Faisoit debiter au public Denree a produire doctrine Dans la substance cerebrine.

Looking closely she sees that it consists of ants: a monstrous file composed of thousands of tiny creatures that scurry to and from the kitchen dresser, crossing the entire kitchen and climbing up the walls, to reach the lard that fills the majolica soup tureen shaped like a duck.

Matthew Maule glided across the room, silently closed the hidden cupboard, and lifted the dresser back against the wall.

Have you thought of asking the dresser where this - Mouche, did you call him - might be found?

The Nelding woman moved across the dim room and touched the light cube that stood on the rough dresser.

Weighty people with sharp corners: pushable, but so is the kitchen dresser.

She went to her dresser and fingered the few items she had unpacked and set on top of it.

Mulder by the door, Webber on the edge of the dresser, Andrews on the edge of the near bed.

Hepplewhite dresser carved with anthemion details and flocked with powdered silk?