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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crape, crepe, French pancake(noun)

    small very thin pancake

  2. crepe, crape(verb)

    a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface

  3. crape, crepe(verb)

    cover or drape with crape

    "crape the mirror"

  4. crimp, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kink(verb)

    curl tightly

    "crimp hair"


  1. crape(Noun)


  2. crape(Noun)

    Mourning garments, especially an armband or hatband.

  3. crape(Verb)

    To form into ringlets; to curl or crimp.

  4. Origin: Alteration of crepe, from crespe, from crispus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Crape(noun)

    a thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen

  2. Crape(noun)

    to form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp; to friz; as, to crape the hair; to crape silk

  3. Origin: [F. crper, fr. L. crispare to curl, crisp, fr. crispus. See Crape, n.]


  1. Crape

    Crape or crepe is a silk, wool, or polyester fabric of a gauzy texture, having a peculiar crisp or crimpy appearance. Silk crape is woven of hard spun silk yarn in the gum or natural condition. There are two distinct varieties of the textile: soft, Canton, or Oriental crape, and hard or crisped crape. Thin crêpe is called crêpe de Chine. The wavy appearance of Canton crape results from the peculiar manner in which the weft is prepared, the yarn from two bobbins being twisted together in the reverse way. The fabric when woven is smooth and even, having no crape appearance, but when the gum is subsequently extracted by boiling, it at once becomes soft, and the weft, losing its twist, gives the fabric the waved structure which constitutes its distinguishing feature. Canton crapes are used, either white or colored, for scarves and shawls, bonnet trimmings, etc. The crisp and elastic structure of hard crape is not produced either in the spinning or in the weaving, but is due to processes through which the gauze passes after it is woven. In 1911, the details of these processes were known to only a few manufacturers, who so jealously guarded their secrets that, in some cases, the different stages in the manufacture were conducted in towns far removed from each other. Commercially they are distinguished as single, double, three-ply and four-ply crapes, according to the nature of the yarn used in their manufacture. They are almost exclusively dyed black and used in mourning dress.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Crape

    krāp, n. a thin silk fabric, tightly twisted, without removing the natural gum—usually dyed black, used for mournings.—adj. made of crape.—v.t. to clothe with crape: to frizzle (hair).—adj. Crap′y. [O. Fr. crespe (Fr. crêpe)—L. crispus, crisp.]

Anagrams for crape »

  1. caper, pacer, Pacer, recap

  2. Pacer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crape in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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