drape


1drape

verb \ˈdrāp\

: to loosely place or hang (something)

of cloth : to hang in a pleasing way

: to cover (someone or something) with a cloth

drapeddrap·ing

Full Definition of DRAPE

transitive verb
1
:  to cover or adorn with or as if with folds of cloth
2
:  to cause to hang or stretch out loosely or carelessly
3
:  to arrange in flowing lines or folds
intransitive verb
:  to become arranged in folds <this silk drapes beautifully>
drap·abil·i·ty also drape·abil·i·ty \ˌdrā-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
drap·able also drape·able \ˈdrā-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of DRAPE

  1. We'll drape strings of lights between the trees for the party.
  2. <a trophy wife who invariably appears at events draped in furs and diamonds>

Origin of DRAPE

probably back-formation from drapery
First Known Use: 1847

2drape

noun

Definition of DRAPE

1
:  arrangement in or of folds
2
a :  a drapery especially for a window :  curtain
b :  a sterile covering used in an operating room —usually used in plural
3
:  the cut or hang of clothing
drap·ey \ˈdrā-pē\ adjective

First Known Use of DRAPE

1889

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