Drape Drape (dr[=a]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Draped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Draping}.] [F. draper, fr. drap cloth. See 3d {Drab}.] 1. To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc. [1913 Webster]

The whole people were draped professionally. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

These starry blossoms, [of the snow] pure and white, Soft falling, falling, through the night, Have draped the woods and mere. --Bungay. [1913 Webster]

2. To rail at; to banter. [Obs.] --Sir W. Temple. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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