Properly, a small cabinet with drawers; in general, any ornamental piece of furniture used for containing ornaments and curiosities. It differs from an étagère in being closed, having drawers or doors instead of open shelves.
an incident of compartments resembling a bureau, but higher in proportion to its width much less frequently given a mirror.
A rag-picker: in this sense employed by English writers simply as a French term, with a feminine chiffonnière.
A theory or system of social reform which contemplates a complete reconstruction of society with a more just and equitable distribution of property and labor In popular usage the term is often employed to indicate any lawless revolutionary social scheme See Communism Fourierism Saint Simonianism forms of socialism...