verb (used with object), draped, drap·ing.
verb (used without object), draped, drap·ing.
Origin of drape
Related Words for drapingsprawl, don, swathe, hang, dangle, cover, cloak, fold, enclose, envelop, wrap, dress, clothe, model, suspend, droop, spread-eagle, drop, line, roll
Examples from the Web for draping
Contemporary Examples of draping
In the next, you go Little Mermaid style, draping your bleached-blonde weave over your bosoms.Amanda Bynes’s Topless Bathroom Photo Shoot: A Dramatization
May 2, 2013
There are now so many demands on a designer that have nothing to do with sketching and draping.Paris Fall Fashion Week Ends With Vuitton and Kanye
March 7, 2012
Ethan Perlson on why even the country's lefties are draping themselves in the flag.Bibi's Unlikely New Fan Club
June 5, 2010
Historical Examples of draping
"Allow me, then," said he, taking her shawl and draping it on her shoulders.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
Since when he has been busy, draping it, now in the fashion of this age, now in the fashion of that.Tea-Table Talk
Jerome K. Jerome
These, draping the roughly-hewn logs, rob them to some extent of their rigidity.The Wild Huntress
Gee, Im sorry, she added over her shoulder, draping her suit-coat on a hanger.Beginners Luck
"Yes," said the little man, draping himself in his dressing-gown.Parisians in the Country
Honore de Balzac
Word Origin for drape
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.