1

drape

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verb \ˈdrāp\

Definition of drape

draped

;

draping

  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

drapability

or less commonly

drapeability

play \ˌdrā-pə-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun

drapable

or less commonly

drapeable

play \ˈdrā-pə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of drape in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology 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. 2a :  a drapery especially for a window :  curtainb :  a sterile covering used in an operating room —usually used in plural

  3. 3 :  the cut or hang of clothing

drapey

play \ˈdrā-pē\ adjective

1889

First Known Use of drape

1889


DRAPE Defined for English Language Learners

drape

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verb

Definition of drape for English Language Learners

  • : to loosely place or hang (something)

  • of cloth : to hang in a pleasing way

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


DRAPE Defined for Kids

1

drape

play
verb \ˈdrāp\

Definition of drape for Students

draped

;

draping

  1. 1 :  to decorate or cover with or as if with folds of cloth

  2. 2 :  to arrange or hang in flowing lines The veil draped over her head.


2

drape

play
noun

Definition of drape for Students

plural

drapes

  1. :  drapery 1


Medical Dictionary

1

drape

play
transitive verb \ˈdrāp\

Medical Definition of drape

draped

;

draping

  1. :  to shroud or enclose with surgical drapes


2

drape

noun

Medical Definition of drape

  1. :  a sterile covering used in an operating room—usually used in plural



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