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Meaning of DRAPE

Pronunciation:  dreyp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hanging cloth used as a blind
  2. [v]  arrange in a particular way; "drape a cloth"
  3. [v]  place casually; "The cat draped herself on the sofa"
  4. [v]  cover or dress loosely with cloth; "drape the statue with a sheet"

DRAPE is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: curtain, drapery, mantle, pall
 See Also: arrange, blind, cover, drop, drop cloth, drop curtain, festoon, fold, fold up, furnishings, portiere, screen, set up, shower curtain, theater curtain, theatre curtain, turn up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Drape\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Draped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Draping}.] [F. draper, fr. drap cloth. See 3d {Drab}.]
    1. To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as
       with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
             The whole people were draped professionally. --De
             These starry blossoms, [of the snow] pure and white,
             Soft falling, falling, through the night, Have
             draped the woods and mere.            --Bungay.
    2. To rail at; to banter. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple.
  2. \Drape\, v. i.
    1. To make cloth. [Obs.] --Bacon.
    2. To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for
       hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
Thesaurus Terms
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