Drape - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dreɪp|  American pronunciation of the word drape
Brit.  |dreɪp|  British pronunciation of the word drape


- hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window) (syn: curtain, drapery, mantle, pall)
- the manner in which fabric hangs or falls
- a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination


- arrange in a particular way
- place casually
- cover as if with clothing (syn: cloak, clothe, robe)
- cover or dress loosely with cloth


We'll drape strings of lights between the trees for the party.

...a trophy wife who invariably appears at events draped in furs and diamonds...

The long drapes drawn together across the front windows.

The actress stood at the back of the stage, draped in the flag.

I'll drape this coat (a)round your shoulders to keep you warm.

This silk drapes beautifully.

He took off his coat and draped it over a chair.

Mina lay back, her arms draped lazily over the cushions.

Jack emerged with a towel draped around him.

The soldiers' coffins were draped with American flags.

He was a man of thirty-two, wearing gaberdine drapes and a bow-tie.

she adjusted the drape of her skirt

The cat draped herself on the sofa

drape the statue with a sheet

Word forms

I/you/we/they: drape
he/she/it: drapes
present participle: draping
past tense: draped
past participle: draped
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