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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that dresses: a careful dresser.
  • n. A wardrobe assistant, as for an actor.
  • n. A low chest of drawers often supporting a mirror and typically used for holding clothes and personal items.
  • n. A cupboard or set of shelves for dishes or kitchen utensils.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An item of kitchen furniture, like a cabinet with shelves, for storing crockery or utensils.
  • n. An item of bedroom furniture, like a low chest of drawers, often with a mirror.
  • n. A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
  • n. A kind of pick for shaping large coal.
  • n. Agent noun of dress:

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who dresses; one who put in order or makes ready for use; one who on clothes or ornaments.
  • n. A kind of pick for shaping large coal.
  • n. An assistant in a hospital, whose office it is to dress wounds, sores, etc.
  • n.
  • n. A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
  • n. A cupboard or set of shelves to receive dishes and cooking utensils.
  • n. A piece of chamber furniture consisting of a chest of drawers, or bureau, with a mirror.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who dresses; one who is employed in preparing, trimming, or adjusting something.
  • n. Specifically— A hospital assistant whose office it is to dress wounds, ulcers, etc.
  • n. One who is employed in clothing and adorning others, as in a theater.
  • n. In type-founding, a workman who dresses types arranged in rows, removes their defects, and prepares them for sale.
  • n. A tool, apparatus, or power-machine for cutting and dressing the furrows on the face of a millstone.
  • n. A machine for splitting geological specimens.
  • n. A miners' pick.
  • n. A plumbers' mallet used for closing joints in sheet-lead.
  • n. A table, sideboard, or bench on which meat and other things are dressed or prepared for use.
  • n. A cupboard or set of shelves for dishes and cooking utensils.
  • n. A mandrel having a round top face, used by blacksmiths in forging the forked ends of connecting-rods.
  • n. A dressing- or toilet-table.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. low table with mirror or mirrors where one sits while dressing or applying makeup
  • n. furniture with drawers for keeping clothes
  • n. a cabinet with shelves
  • n. a wardrobe assistant for an actor
  • n. a person who dresses in a particular way

Etymologies

Middle English dressour, table for preparing food, from Old French dreceur, from drecier, to set up, arrange; see dress.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French dresseur, from the verb dresser. (Wiktionary)
From dress +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

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