Associations to the word «Drape»


DRAPE, noun. (UK) A curtain, a drapery.
DRAPE, noun. (textiles) The way in which fabric falls or hangs.
DRAPE, noun. (US) See drapes.
DRAPE, noun. (US) A youth subculture distinguished by its sharp dress, especially peg-leg pants (1950s: e.g. Baltimore, MD). Antonym: square
DRAPE, verb. To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
DRAPE, verb. To rail at; to banter.
DRAPE, verb. To make cloth.
DRAPE, verb. To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
DRAPE, verb. To hang or rest limply
DRAPE, verb. To spread over, cover.

Dictionary definition

DRAPE, noun. Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window).
DRAPE, noun. The manner in which fabric hangs or falls; "she adjusted the drape of her skirt".
DRAPE, noun. A sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination.
DRAPE, verb. Arrange in a particular way; "drape a cloth".
DRAPE, verb. Place casually; "The cat draped herself on the sofa".
DRAPE, verb. Cover as if with clothing; "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees".
DRAPE, verb. Cover or dress loosely with cloth; "drape the statue with a sheet".

Wise words

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