I. noun Etymology: alteration of French crêpe, from Middle French crespe, from crespe curly, from Latin crispus — more at crisp Date: 1633 1. crepe 2. a band of crepe worn on a hat or sleeve as a sign of mourning II. transitive verb (craped; craping) Date: 1815 to cover or shroud with or as if with crape III. transitive verb (craped; craping) Etymology: French crêper, from Middle French cresper, from crespe Date: 1774 to make (the hair) curly

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  • Crape — (kr[=a]p), n. [F. cr[^e]pe, fr. L. crispus curled, crisped. See {Crisp}.] 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crape — Crape, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Craped} (kr[=a]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Craping}.] [F. cr[^e]per, fr. L. crispare to curl, crisp, fr. crispus. See {Crape}, n.] To form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp; to friz; as, to crape the hair; to crape silk.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crape — crape, crêpe Crape is used for a band of black silk or ornamental silk worn as a sign of mourning, and crêpe is used for other gauze like fabrics having a wrinkled surface and in crêpe paper (crinkled paper used in making decorations) …   Modern English usage

  • Crape — crape, crappe rocher Sud Est …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • crape — 1630s, Englished spelling of CREPE (Cf. crepe) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • crape — ► NOUN 1) variant spelling of CRÊPE(Cf. ↑crêpy). 2) black silk, formerly used for mourning clothes. ORIGIN French crêpe (see CRÊPE(Cf. ↑crêpy)) …   English terms dictionary

  • crape — [krāp] n. [Fr crêpe: see CREPE] 1. CREPE (sense 1) 2. a piece of black crepe as a sign of mourning, often worn as a band around the arm vt. craped, craping Rare to cover with black crepe …   English World dictionary

  • Crape — Detail of a Kimono Crape (an Anglicized version of the Fr. crêpe [1]) is a silk, wool, or polyester fabric of a gauzy texture, having a peculiar crisp or crimpy appearance. (The word crape is also used as an Anglicized spelling of …   Wikipedia

  • CRAPE — Centre de Recherches sur l Action Politique en Europe Le Centre de Recherches sur l Action Politique en Europe (CRAPE) est une unité mixte de recherche (UMR 6051) associant le CNRS, l université de Rennes 1 et l IEP de Rennes. Laboratoire de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • crape — n. 1 crecircpe, usu. of black silk or imitation silk, formerly used for mourning clothes. 2 a band of this formerly worn round a person s hat etc. as a sign of mourning. Phrases and idioms: crape fern a NZ fern, Leptopteris superba, with tall… …   Useful english dictionary

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