Drape definition

drāp
To arrange or let fall in loose folds.

Draping the banner from the balcony.

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Drape is defined as to cover or hang something with cloth, or to arrange cloth to fall in folds.

An example of drape is to put a light shawl over your shoulders.

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To hang or rest limply.

Draped my legs over the chair.

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The definition of a drape is a cloth that hangs loosely or in folds.

An example of a drape is a curtain.

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To fall or hang in loose folds.

Arranged the cloth to drape over the table legs.

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A drapery; a curtain.
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To cover, hang, or decorate with cloth in loose folds.

Draped the coffin with a flag; a robe that draped her figure.

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A paper or cloth covering placed over a patient's body during medical examination or treatment, designed to provide privacy or a sterile operative field.
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The way in which cloth falls or hangs.

Adjusted the drape of the gown.

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To cover, hang, or decorate with or as with cloth or clothes in loose folds.
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To arrange (a garment, cloth, etc.) artistically in folds or hangings.
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To hang or fall in folds, as a garment, cloth, etc.
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The manner in which cloth hangs or is cut to hang, as in a garment.
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Cloth hanging in loose folds, or hanging loosely from the thing that it covers.

A surgical drape.

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A heavy curtain that hangs in loose folds; esp., either of a pair of such curtains.
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To cover, dress, or hang with cloth in loose folds.
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A paper or cloth covering placed over a patient's body during medical examination or treatment, designed to provide privacy or a sterile operative field.
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(UK) A curtain, a drapery.
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(US) See drapes.
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(US) A youth subculture distinguished by its sharp dress, especially peg-leg pants (1950s: e.g. Baltimore, MD). Antonym: square.
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To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
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To rail at; to banter.

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To make cloth.
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To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
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To hang or rest limply.
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To spread over, cover.
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Origin of drape

  • Middle English drapen to weave from Old French draper from drap cloth from Late Latin drappus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English drape (noun, “a drape”), from Old French draper (“to drape", also, "to full cloth”), from drap (“cloth, drabcloth”), from Late Latin drappus, drapus (“drabcloth, kerchief”), a word first recorded in the Capitularies of Charlemagne, probably from Frankish *drapi, *drāpi (“that which is fulled, drabcloth”, literally “that which is struck or for striking”), from Proto-Germanic *drapiz (“a strike, hit, blow”) and Proto-Germanic *drēpiz (“intended for striking, to be beaten”), both from *drepaną (“to beat, strike”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰrebʰ- (“to beat, crush, make or become thick”). Cognate with English drub (“to beat”), North Frisian dreep (“a blow”), Low German drapen, dräpen (“to strike”), German treffen (“to meet”), Swedish dräpa (“to slay”). More at drub.

    From Wiktionary