What does Draper mean?

Definitions for Draper
ˈdreɪ pərdrap·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. drapernoun

    a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials (and sometimes in clothing and drygoods)


  1. drapernoun

    One who sells cloths; a dealer in cloths; as, a draper and tailor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Drapernoun

    One who sells cloth.

    Etymology: from drape.

    If a piece of cloth in a draper’s shop be variously folded, it will appear of differing colours. Robert Boyle, on Colours.

    The draper and mercer may measure her as they please. James Howell, England’s Tears.


  1. Draper

    Draper was originally a term for a retailer or wholesaler of cloth that was mainly for clothing. A draper may additionally operate as a cloth merchant or a haberdasher.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drapernoun

    one who sells cloths; a dealer in cloths; as, a draper and tailor

  2. Etymology: [F. drapier.]


  1. Draper

    Draper was originally a term for a retailer, and wholesaler, of cloth that was mainly for clothing. A draper may additionally operate as a cloth merchant or a haberdasher. Drapers were an important trade guild during the medieval period. The sellers of cloth operated out of draper's shops. However the original meaning of the term has now largely fallen out of use.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Draper

    drāp′ėr, n. one who deals in drapery or cloth:—fem. Drap′eress.—n. Drap-de-Berry, a woollen cloth, coming from Berry in France.—v.t. Drape, to cover with cloth.—p.adj. Drap′eried, draped.—n. Drap′ery, cloth goods: hangings of any kind: the draper's business: (art) the representation of the dress of human figures.—v.t. to drape.—n. Drap′et (Spens.), cloth, coverlet. [Fr. drapierdrap, from a Teut. root. See Drab.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. draper

    Located in West Central Ottawa, off of Baseline Road and Greenbank Road, across the 417 exit from Ramsey in Ottawa, Ontario, Draper is a lower middle-class/working-class neighbourhood with a very multicultural population consisting of families of Middle-Eastern, Somalian, European and Jamaican descent. Draper along with nearby Monterey had significantly high crime rates well throughout the 90s and early 2000's due to teenangers and young adults getting into the prolification of hard narcotics perpetrated by local drug gangs in the area. Although the overall crime rate in Draper has seen a dramatic decrease in recent years, a heavy police present can still be seen along with the reminance of gang activity. Dealers from Draper are known to deal with members of Double R Bloods also known as West Side Bloods.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Draper

    One who dealt in cloth for draping only, as distinct from a mercer, milliner, or mantle-maker.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Draper is ranked #1467 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Draper surname appeared 24,337 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 8 would have the surname Draper.

    79.4% or 19,328 total occurrences were White.
    13.8% or 3,373 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 591 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 460 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.8% or 443 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 139 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Draper in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Draper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Draper in a Sentence

  1. Tim Draper:

    To create three states from a standing start, you'll get all the benefits of knowing all the things that worked in the past, and all the things that could work in the future and you get to eliminate all the baggage you got in the state, when Tim Draper get together and Tim Draper start something fresh, Tim Draper have a new way to look at it and create better things.

  2. Matthew Weiner:

    The whole last season was the idea that the revolution failed and it is time to deal with what you can control, which is yourself, this turning inward, he (Draper) stripped it all away, that was the idea.

  3. Michael Kimmel:

    I grew up thinking my world would look like Don Draper's but it looked nothing like that, and my son (age 16) ... absolutely knows that his world will not look like that.

  4. Mariah Chase:

    We have been fans of Draper James from afar, but we didn’t know them when they reached out to us, they had consistent callouts from customers who wanted larger sizing. They looked at a few potential partners, but we had instant chemistry.

  5. Sheri Atwood:

    The moment I could say that Tim Draper and Salesforce were in, I emailed all these people who had been sitting on the sidelines, and then everybody wanted to invest.

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