drape definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cover, gown, or hang with or just as if with fabric in free folds: draped the coffin with a flag; a robe that draped the woman figure. See Synonyms at clothe.
    • to prepare or allow fall-in loose folds: draping the advertising from the balcony.
    • To hang or rest limply: draped my feet over the chair.
    • To cover or decorate with drapery or folds of cloth, or much like drapery
    • To rail at; to banter.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To fall or hang in free folds: organized the cloth to drape within the table feet.
    • to produce cloth.
    • to style drapery, organize its folds, etc., in terms of hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
  • noun:
    • A drapery; a curtain.
    • A cloth arranged over an individual's body during a medical examination or treatment or during surgery, built to offer a sterile area around the location being analyzed or treated or around the operative incision.
    • how fabric falls or hangs: modified the drape of gown.
    • A curtain, a drapery.
    • See drapes.
    • A youth subculture distinguished by its razor-sharp dress, specially peg-leg pants (1950s: e.g. Baltimore, MD). Antonym: square
    • the way in which for which fabric hangs or drops
    • a sterile covering organized over an individual's human body during a medical examination or during surgery to reduce the potential for contamination
    • hanging fabric utilized as a blind (especially for a window)
  • verb:
    • to pay for or decorate with drapery or folds of fabric, or as with drapery; since, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
    • To rail at; to banter.
    • to produce fabric.
    • to create drapery, organize its folds, etc., in terms of hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
    • to hold or rest limply
    • To spread-over, address.
    • address or gown loosely with cloth
    • arrange in a specific way
    • destination casually
    • address like with clothing
  • others:
    • To cover with or as with fabric; clothe; gown, as a window, an alcove, the exterior of a property, etc., the human body, or a representation associated with the human body, as in sculpture or artwork: as, the structures were draped with flags; the painter's figures are well draped.
    • To arrange or adjust, as garments, hangings, etc.
    • To make into cloth.
    • to help make fabric.

Related Sources

  • Sentence for "drape"
    • The funny looking fishing cap with…
    • View More
  • Quotes for "drape"
  • Phrases for "drape"
  • Cross Reference for "drape"
  • Urban Dictionary for "drape"
393 votes

How would you define drape?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!