I. verb (draped; draping) Etymology: probably back-formation from drapery Date: 1847 transitive verb 1. to cover or adorn with or as if with folds of cloth 2. to cause to hang or stretch out loosely or carelessly 3. to arrange in flowing lines or folds intransitive verb to become arranged in folds <
this silk drapes beautifully
drapability also drapeability noundrapable also drapeable adjective II. noun Date: 1889 1. arrangement in or of folds 2. a. a drapery especially for a window ; curtain b. a sterile covering used in an operating room — usually used in plural 3. the cut or hang of clothing • drapey adjective

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