from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Cloth or clothing gracefully arranged in loose folds.
  • noun A piece or pieces of heavy fabric hanging straight in loose folds, used as a curtain.
  • noun Cloth; fabric.
  • noun Chiefly British The business of a draper.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The occupation of a draper; the trade of making or of selling cloth.
  • noun Cloth, or textile fabrics of any description.
  • noun Such cloth or textile fabrics when used for garments or for upholstery; specifically, in sculp. and painting, the representation of the clothing or dress of human figures; also, tapestry, hangings, curtains, etc.
  • To drape; cover with draperies.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in cloth.
  • noun Cloth, or woolen stuffs in general.
  • noun A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed; as: (a) Garments or vestments of this character worn upon the body, or shown in the representations of the human figure in art. (b) Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.
  • noun See under Casting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable Cloth draped gracefully in folds.
  • noun countable A piece of cloth, hung vertically as a curtain; a drape.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  • noun cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French draperie, from drap ("drape, sheet, large cloth"), ultmately of Germanic origin.


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