WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
dress•er1 /ˈdrɛsɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person who dresses.
  2. a person who dresses in a particular manner:a fancy dresser.

dress•er2 /ˈdrɛsɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Furniturea chest of drawers;
  2. Furniturea sideboard for dishes and cooking utensils.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
dress•er1  (dresər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who dresses.
  2. Show Businessa person employed to dress actors, care for costumes, etc., at a theater, television studio, or the like.
  3. Medicine, British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]a surgeon's assistant.
  4. a person who dresses in a particular manner, as specified:a fancy dresser; a careful and distinctive dresser.
  5. any of several tools or devices used in dressing materials.
  6. Metallurgy
    • a block, fitting into an anvil, on which pieces are forged.
    • a mallet for shaping sheet metal.
  7. a tool for truing the surfaces of grinding wheels.
  • late Middle English: guide. See dress, -er1 1400–50

dress•er2  (dresər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Furniturea dressing table or bureau.
  2. Furniturea sideboard or set of shelves for dishes and cooking utensils.
  3. Furniture[Obs.]a table or sideboard on which food is dressed for serving.
  • Anglo-French; Middle French dresseur, Old French dreceor(e), equivalent. to dreci(er) to dress + -ore -ory2 (French dressoir)
  • Middle English dresso(u)r sideboard 1375–1425

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

dresser /ˈdrɛsə/ n
  1. a set of shelves, usually also with cupboards or drawers, for storing or displaying dishes, etc
  2. US a chest of drawers for storing clothing in a bedroom or dressing room, often having a mirror on the top
Etymology: 14th Century dressour, from Old French dreceore, from drecier to arrange; see dress
dresser /ˈdrɛsə/ n
  1. a person who dresses in a specified way: a fashionable dresser
  2. a person employed to assist actors in putting on and taking off their costumes
  3. a tool used for dressing stone or other materials
  4. Brit a person who assists a surgeon during operations
  5. Brit
    See window-dresser

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