Dresser or Bureau - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between dresser and bureau
is that dresser
is an item of kitchen furniture, like a cabinet with shelves, for storing crockery or utensils or dresser
can be one who dresses in a particular way while bureau
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) dreceur, from the verb dresser.
An item of kitchen furniture, like a cabinet with shelves, for storing crockery or utensils.
* 1847 , Longfellow,
* 1913 ,
- The pewter plates on the dresser / Caught and reflected the flame, as shields of armies the sunshine.
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.
- But it went through her like a flash of hot fire when, in passing, he lurched against the dresser , setting the tins rattling, and clutched at the white pot knobs for support.
One who dresses in a particular way.
A wardrobe assistant in a theatre.
(medicine) A surgeon's assistant who helps to dress wounds etc.
* 1887 , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet , I:
- He's a very snappy dresser .
- On the very day that I had come to this conclusion, I was standing at the Criterion Bar, when someone tapped me on the shoulder, and turning round I recognized young Stamford, who had been a dresser under me at Bart's.
Desk, usually with a cover and compartments for storing papers etc. located above the level of the writing surface rather than underneath.
(US) for clothes.
* bureau de change
* QSL bureau