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Definitions for drapery
ˈdreɪ pə ridrap·e·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curtain, drape, drapery, mantle, pallnoun

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

  2. draperynoun

    cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds

Wiktionary

  1. draperynoun

    Cloth draped gracefully in folds.

    Etymology: From draperie, from drap, ultmately of origin.

  2. draperynoun

    A piece of cloth, hung vertically as a curtain; a drape.

    Etymology: From draperie, from drap, ultmately of origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Draperynoun

    the occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in cloth

    Etymology: [F. draperie.]

  2. Draperynoun

    cloth, or woolen stuffs in general

    Etymology: [F. draperie.]

  3. Draperynoun

    a textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed; as: (a) Garments or vestments of this character worn upon the body, or shown in the representations of the human figure in art. (b) Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed

    Etymology: [F. draperie.]

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  1. Drapery

    Drapery is a general word referring to cloths or textiles. It may refer to cloth used for decorative purposes – such as around windows – or to the trade of retailing cloth, originally mostly for clothing, formerly conducted by drapers. In art history, drapery refers to any cloth or textile depicted, which is usually mostly clothing. The schematic depiction of the folds and woven patterns of loose-hanging clothing on the human form, with ancient prototypes, was reimagined as an adjunct to the female form by Greek vase-painters and sculptors of the earliest fifth century and has remained a major source of stylistic formulas in sculpture and painting, even after the Renaissance adoption of tighter-fitting clothing styles. After the Renaissance, large cloths with no very obvious purpose are often used decoratively, especially in portraits in the grand manner; these are also known as draperies. For the Greeks, as Sir Kenneth Clark noted, clinging drapery followed the planes and contours of the bodily form, emphasizing its twist and stretch: "floating drapery makes visible the line of movement through which it has just passed.... Drapery, by suggesting lines of force, indicates for each action a past and a possible future." Clark contrasted the formalized draperies in the frieze at Olympia with the sculptural frieze figures of the Parthenon, where "it has attained a freedom and an expressive power that have never been equalled except by Leonardo da Vinci". Undraped male figures, Clark observed, "were kept in motion by their flying cloaks."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drapery in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drapery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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