verb (used with object), draped, drap·ing.
verb (used without object), draped, drap·ing.
- drang nach osten,
- drape forming,
- draper, john william,
- draper, ruth
Origin of drape
Examples from the Web for drapes
Drapes closed, no music, no laughter; finally, Sonia had enough and literally shook Mom by the lapels.
If you want to suss out the cleanliness and hygiene level of any hotel, take a quick look behind furniture and drapes.
Venus trine Neptune drapes you in glamour, making even your negligence chic.
Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy, on the other hand, juxtaposed sharp tuxedo jackets with romantic Grecian drapes.
Their bark folds and drapes them in mantles of royal purple, and their high crowns mingle gold with green.The Port of Adventure|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
The room was small and dusky, with heavy Turkish drapes obscuring the dark hallway beyond.An Ounce of Cure|Alan Edward Nourse
It drapes many an unsightly stump, or clambers up into shrubs, embowering them with its pretty foliage.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
The beggar child and her sufferings and dreams serve for him as something which he drapes about with wisdom and poetry.Iconoclasts|James Huneker
So I helps load in the young lady and the claret drippin' youngster, drapes myself on the spare tires, and we're off.Torchy and Vee|Sewell Ford
pl n mainly US and Canadian
Word Origin for drape
"curtains," 1895, see drape (n.).
c.1400, "to ornament with cloth hangings;" mid-15c., "to weave into cloth," from Old French draper "to weave, make cloth" (13c.), from drap "cloth, piece of cloth, sheet, bandage," from Late Latin drapus, perhaps of Gaulish origin (cf. Old Irish drapih "mantle, garment"). Meaning "to cover with drapery" is from 1847. Meaning "to cause to hang or stretch out loosely or carelessly" is from 1943. Related: Draped; draping.
1660s, from drape (v.). Jive talk slang for "suit of clothes" is attested from 1945.