What does dresser mean?

Definitions for dresser
ˈdrɛs ərdress·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word dresser.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chest of drawers, chest, bureau, dressernoun

    furniture with drawers for keeping clothes

  2. dressernoun

    a person who dresses in a particular way

    "she's an elegant dresser"; "he's a meticulous dresser"

  3. dresser, actor's assistantnoun

    a wardrobe assistant for an actor

  4. dressing table, dresser, vanity, toilet tablenoun

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

  5. dressernoun

    a cabinet with shelves

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dressernoun

    Etymology: from dress.

    She hurries all her hand-maids to the task;
    Her head alone will twenty dressers ask. John Dryden, Juvenal.

    Said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none. Luke.

    ’Tis burnt, and so is all the meat:
    What dogs are these? Where is the rascal cook?
    How durst you, villains, bring it from the dresser,
    And serve it thus to me that love it not? William Shakespeare.

    A mapple dresser in her hall she had,
    On which full many a slender meal she made. Dryden.

    When you take down dishes, tip a dozen upon the dresser. Jonathan Swift, Directions to the Cook.


  1. dresser

    A dresser is a piece of furniture, often found in a bedroom, that features multiple drawers and compartments primarily used for storing clothes or personal belongings. Some dressers may also have a mirror attached, making it convenient for grooming activities.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dressernoun

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

  2. Dressernoun

    a kind of pick for shaping large coal

  3. Dressernoun

    an assistant in a hospital, whose office it is to dress wounds, sores, etc

  4. Dresserverb

    a table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use

  5. Dresserverb

    a cupboard or set of shelves to receive dishes and cooking utensils

  6. Etymology: [F. dressoir. See Dress, v. t.]


  1. Dresser

    Dresser is a village in Polk County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 895 at the 2010 census.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Dresser

    The kitchen sideboard, on which the meat was dressed before serving it up in the dining-chamber. The collection of cups, plates, and dishes which distinguishes a dresser originally had a place on a wide shelf or board over this meat dresser; hence cup-board.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dresser is ranked #10114 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dresser surname appeared 3,186 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Dresser.

    93.1% or 2,968 total occurrences were White.
    3.3% or 105 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 51 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 32 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 12 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dresser in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dresser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of dresser in a Sentence

  1. Angela Underwood Jacobs:

    Chad Wolf, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, joined the ceremony to honor Underwood and to deliver an American flag to his family. Gov. Gavin Newsom sent an officer of the California Highway Patrol who presented the family with a California flag. In a separate video tribute, Wolf condemned the senseless cowardly violence that took Underwoods life. Officer Underwood gave his life protecting us and we owe him and his family and colleagues a debt of gratitude we will never be able to fully repay, said Wolf. George Phillips, childhood friend of slain Federal Protective Services Officer Dave Patrick Underwood, speaks during a memorial service for Underwood on Friday, June 19, 2020, in Pinole, Calif. Underwood was fatally shot as he was guarding the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in Oakland, Calif., amid protests on May 29. (Associated Press) Underwood died from gunshot wounds in a drive-by shooting the night of May 29 as a protest in downtown Oakland that began peacefully sank into chaos. Underwood and a colleague were working that night as contract security officers for the Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Protective Service. Federal authorities say the shooter used the protest as cover for the crime. Authorities say that Underwood was targeted because he wore a uniform. Last week, the FBI announced murder charges against Air Force Staff Sgt. Steve Carrillo. Authorities say Carrillo used the same homemade AR-15-style rifle eight days later to kill a Santa Cruz deputy in a hail of gunfire that wounded four other officers. Carrillo faces separate state charges for the June 6 fatal shooting of Santa Cruz County sheriffs Sgt. Damon Gutzwiller. Authorities allege that Carrillo, 32, had ties to the far-right, anti-government boogaloo movement and had hatched a plan to target federal law enforcement officials during the Oakland protest. Colleagues described Underwood as hard-working, highly respected and conscientious. Friends and family talked of his hearty laugh, his personal style he was a sharp dresser and his giving heart. When he stopped playing baseball as an adult, he donated to local youth organizations, so he could help kids find joy in the sport he loved. Underwood was the kind of guy you went to for advice, his older sister said. Hed always say, Angie, believe in yourself. Work hard, and ask for what you want, which is exactly what our mom and dad would have said.

  2. Alley Mills:

    It’s a little bit like what’s happening now — some innocent people can get caught up in this stuff; it’s very tricky. It was so not true. It was my dresser, and I don’t care if she’s listening — I probably shouldn’t be telling this, but I don’t care because it was so long ago and it’s gotta be over now. i just thought this was a joke. You know, they bought her off, which really made me mad.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    I was 16 years old and I saw stories on a little TV on my dresser in South Bend, terrible news from a conservative state, maybe not that different than my own state. And the effect was that I immediately understood that hate was deadly, i suppose that means that I understood that I lived in a country where you could lose your life for being gay before I understood that I was gay. And maybe that has got something to do with why it took me a little longer.

  4. Jeb Jr.:

    He's a horrible dresser, the guy has polo shirts that are older than me probably. He's not focused on his looks, although Mom takes care of him on that front -- try to dress him up and make sure he looks, I guess, presentable.

  5. Shirley Jones:

    I'm a good citizen and I'm going to obey, i'm going to hole up in my apartment and clean out my dresser.

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