from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To arrange or let fall in loose folds: draping the banner from the balcony.
- transitive v. To hang or rest limply: draped my legs over the chair.
- intransitive v. To fall or hang in loose folds: arranged the cloth to drape over the table legs.
- n. A drapery; a curtain.
- n. A cloth arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or treatment or during surgery, designed to provide a sterile field around the area being examined or treated or around the operative incision.
- n. The way in which cloth falls or hangs: adjusted the drape of the gown.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A curtain, a drapery.
- n. See drapes.
- n. A youth subculture distinguished by its sharp dress, especially peg-leg pants (1950s: e.g. Baltimore, MD). Antonym: square
- v. To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
- v. To rail at; to banter.
- v. To make cloth.
- v. To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
- v. To hang or rest limply
- v. To spread over, cover.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To make cloth.
- intransitive v. To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
- transitive v. To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery
- transitive v. To rail at; to banter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cover with or as with cloth; clothe; dress, as a window, an alcove, the outside of a house, etc., the human body, or a representation of the human body, as in sculpture or painting: as, the buildings were draped with flags; the painter's figures are well draped.
- To arrange or adjust, as clothing, hangings, etc.
- To make into cloth.
- To make cloth.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the manner in which fabric hangs or falls
- n. a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination
- v. cover or dress loosely with cloth
- v. arrange in a particular way
- n. hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
- v. place casually
- v. cover as if with clothing
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."
We understand what "drape" means when it comes to closing the ones on the windows to keep out the sun and protect our furniture, but for some reason, people find it difficult to understand why they should drape themselves and their daughters in enough cloth to protect their privacy on their bodies.
That's really useful and interesting; I think I'll do some experimenting also with the width of the ruffles affecting "drape", which also hadn't occurred to me, LaBD, but makes sense.
Bush also said that the democrats are measuring windows and picking out "drape" colors.
ACA has all the vanilla acad tools, plus additionals for modelling walls, doors, windows, curtain walls, structural members, roofs, slabs etc. It also has the 'drape' command whereby you can use points or conrours to generate a terrain model.
Both, a fabric "drape" on the outside and a plastic liner inside, I thought everyone did it this way. parttimedesign on July 22nd 2010 at 1: 37pm view parttimedesign's
Outstanding study & discussion of weave structure and it's affect such as drape, rigidity, uses.
The rural women simply "drape" it, the teachers and hostess 'in service industry wear it in an elegant style, which is very impressive but never hot.