- a person who dresses another; esp., one who helps actors and actresses put on their costumes
- a person who dresses something, as store windows, leather, wounds, etc.
- a person who dresses elegantly or in a certain way: a fancy dresser
- Archaic sideboard
- a cupboard for dishes and kitchen utensils
- a chest of drawers, typically with a mirror
Origin of dresserMiddle English dressour from Old French dreceur from drecier, arrange: see dress
- One that dresses: a careful dresser.
- A wardrobe assistant, as for an actor.
- A chest of drawers often supporting a mirror and typically used for holding clothes and personal items.
- A cupboard or set of shelves for dishes or kitchen utensils.
Origin of dresserMiddle English dressour table for preparing food from Old French dreceur from drecier to set up, arrange ; see dress .
- An item of kitchen furniture, like a cabinet with shelves, for storing crockery or utensils.
- An item of bedroom furniture, like a low chest of drawers, often with a mirror.
- (dated) A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
- (mining) A kind of pick for shaping large coal.
From Old French dresseur, from the verb dresser.
From dress + -er.
- With great focus, she dug through the undergarments in the dresser and chose a set that matched, like human-Deidre did.
- Going to the dresser, he pulled out some clothing.
- There were clothes in the dresser, not quite her size but not too far off.
- Struck by the thought, she checked the dresser for clothing.
- Tossing the brush on the dresser, she turned away from the mirror.