dresser and closet


Senior Member

In Amercian culture, what do the dresser and closet refer to? Is a dresser a chest of drawers, and closet a wardrobe for storing clothes? Here is a stentence from an school admission form:

The international student will be housed in the school parent’s home private bedroom with dresser, desk, closet, Wi-Fi
  • stephenlearner

    Senior Member
    Thank you very much.

    Is a dresser used for storing the socks, underwear, and other small pieces of clothing, which people find hard to hang in a wardrobe?

    Here we use it this way, but I don't know if it is the same in the US.


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    Often, but some people put some of those on closet shelves. It depends on what storage space one has and what clothing one has.

    (Most of my socks are in a dresser drawer, but my thick wool hiking socks are on a closet shelf with my other hiking gear.)
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