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 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|Kevin Fallon|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Robin Givhan|March 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Ethan Perlson on why even the country's lefties are draping themselves in the flag.
She went to the window, draping herself in the proper tragic pose, gazing out into the clear frozen twilight, drawing a deep sigh.The Salamander|Owen Johnson
This necessitated drawing the train up from beneath the occupants feet and draping it, sash-fashion, about her waist.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
The prince reclined on a couch from which a draping of cloth-of-silver rolled torrent over the floor.Prince Zaleski|M.P. Shiel
A little incident that occurred the day I explored the Museum illustrates the perfection of the modeling and draping the figures.Nasby in Exile|David R. Locke
"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.