Pronunciation Noun

drape (plural drapes)

  1. (UK) A curtain; a drapery.
  2. (textiles) The way in which fabric falls or hangs.
  3. (US) See drapes.
  4. (US) A member of a youth subculture distinguished by its sharp dress, especially peg-leg pants (1950s: e.g. Baltimore, MD). Antonym: square
  5. A dress made from an entire piece of cloth, without having pieces cut away as in a fitted garment.

drape (drapes, present participle draping; past and past participle draped)

  1. (transitive) To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery
    to drape a bust, a building, etc.
    • The whole people were draped professionally.
    • These starry blossoms, pure and white, / Soft falling, falling, through the night, / Have draped the woods and mere.
  2. (transitive) To spread over, cover.
    I draped my towel over the radiator to dry.
  3. To rail#Verb|rail at; to banter#Verb|banter.
  4. To make cloth.
  5. To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
  6. To hang or rest limp#Adjective|limply
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