from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See crepe.
- n. A black band worn, as on the sleeve, as a sign of mourning. Also called crepe.
- transitive v. To cover or drape with or as if with crape.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Crepe.
- n. Mourning garments, especially an armband or hatband.
- v. To form into ringlets; to curl or crimp.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen.
- transitive v. To form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp; to friz.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A thin, semi-transparent stuff made of silk, finely crinkled or crisped, either irregularly or in long, nearly parallel ridges.
- n. One dressed in mourning; a hired mourner; a mute.
- To curl; form into ringlets; crimp, crinkle, or frizzle: as, to crape the hair.
- To cover or drape with crape.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. curl tightly
- n. small very thin pancake
- v. cover or drape with crape
- n. a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
Alteration of French crêpe; see crepe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Alteration of French crepe, from Middle French crespe ("curly"), from Latin crispus (Wiktionary)