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Definition of "drape" [drape]

  • To cover, dress, or hang with or as if with cloth in loose folds: draped the coffin with a flag; a robe that draped her figure. See Synonyms at clothe. (verb-transitive)
  • To arrange or let fall in loose folds: draping the banner from the balcony. (verb-transitive)
  • To hang or rest limply: draped my legs over the chair. (verb-transitive)
  • To fall or hang in loose folds: arranged the cloth to drape over the table legs. (verb-intransitive)
  • A drapery; a curtain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "drape" in a sentence
  • "The funny looking fishing cap with the big bill and neck drape is less likely to blow off if the wind picks up."
  • "The one with the drape is the one that immediately caught my eye."
  • "The drape was a near perfect match in color for the sign on the front of the podium that said "office of the president elect.""