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drape

play
verb \ˈdrāp\

Simple Definition of drape

  • : to loosely place or hang (something)

  • of cloth : to hang in a pleasing way

  • : to cover (someone or something) with a cloth

Full Definition of drape

drapeddrap·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to cover or adorn with or as if with folds of cloth

  3. 2 :  to cause to hang or stretch out loosely or carelessly

  4. 3 :  to arrange in flowing lines or folds

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become arranged in folds <this silk drapes beautifully>

drap·abil·i·ty also drape·abil·i·ty play \ˌdrā-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
drap·able also drape·able play \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


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drape

noun

Definition of drape

  1. 1 :  arrangement in or of folds

  2. 2 a :  a drapery especially for a window :  curtain b :  a sterile covering used in an operating room —usually used in plural

  3. 3 :  the cut or hang of clothing

drap·ey play \ˈdrā-pē\ adjective


1889

First Known Use of drape

1889



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