What does drape mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pallnoun

    hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

  2. drapenoun

    the manner in which fabric hangs or falls

    "she adjusted the drape of her skirt"

  3. drapeverb

    a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination

  4. drapeverb

    arrange in a particular way

    "drape a cloth"

  5. drapeverb

    place casually

    "The cat draped herself on the sofa"

  6. clothe, cloak, drape, robeverb

    cover as if with clothing

    "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"

  7. drapeverb

    cover or dress loosely with cloth

    "drape the statue with a sheet"


  1. drapenoun

    A curtain, a drapery.

  2. drapenoun

    See drapes.

  3. drapenoun

    A youth subculture distinguished by its sharp dress, especially peg-leg pants (1950s: e.g. Baltimore, MD). Antonym: square

  4. drapeverb

    To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.

  5. drapeverb

    To rail at; to banter.

  6. drapeverb

    To make cloth.

  7. drapeverb

    To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.

  8. drapeverb

    To hang or rest limply

  9. drapeverb

    To spread over, cover.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To DRAPEverb

    Etymology: drap, French; drapus, low Latin.

    It was a rare thing to set prices by statute; and this act did not prescribe prices, but stinted them not to exceed a rate, that the clothier might drape accordingly as he might afford. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.


  1. drape

    Drape is a noun referring to a large piece of cloth, often decorative or used to cover or hang on something, such as a curtain, flag, or clothing. As a verb, drape means to arrange or hang cloth in loose, graceful folds or to cover or adorn something with a drape or similar item.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drapeverb

    to cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc

  2. Drapeverb

    to rail at; to banter

  3. Drapeverb

    to make cloth

  4. Drapeverb

    to design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc

  5. Etymology: [F. draper, fr. drap cloth. See 3d Drab.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DRAPE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Drape is ranked #118185 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Drape surname appeared 147 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Drape.

    83.6% or 123 total occurrences were White.
    11.5% or 17 total occurrences were Black.
    3.4% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for drape »

  1. dreap

  2. padre

  3. Padre

  4. pared

  5. raped

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drape in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drape in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of drape in a Sentence

  1. Dane Snyder:

    You can drape a light blanket over your newborns car seat and handle, but never put a covering, such as a blanket or a mask, directly over your babys face.

  2. District Judge Tanya Chutkan:

    Mr. Smocks now seeks to somehow compare himself and drape himself in the mantle of civil rights. I, for one, find that offensive, people died fighting for civil rights.

  3. Aldous Huxley:

    Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.

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