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DRAPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drape mean? 

DRAPE (noun)
  The noun DRAPE has 3 senses:

1. hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
2. the manner in which fabric hangs or falls
3. a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination

  Familiarity information: DRAPE used as a noun is uncommon.


DRAPE (verb)
  The verb DRAPE has 3 senses:

1. arrange in a particular way
2. place casually
3. cover or dress loosely with cloth

  Familiarity information: DRAPE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRAPE (noun)


Sense 1drape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

curtain; drape; drapery; pall; mantle

Hypernyms ("drape" is a kind of...):

blind; screen (something that keeps things out or hinders sight)

furnishing ((usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable)

Meronyms (parts of "drape"):

eyehole; eyelet (a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "drape"):

drop; drop cloth; drop curtain (a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery)

festoon (a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful loops)

frontal (a drapery that covers the front of an altar)

portiere (a heavy curtain hung across a doorway)

shower curtain (a curtain that keeps water from splashing out of the shower area)

theater curtain; theatre curtain (a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance)


Sense 2drape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The manner in which fabric hangs or falls

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context example:

she adjusted the drape of her skirt

Hypernyms ("drape" is a kind of...):

fashion; manner; mode; style; way (how something is done or how it happens)


Sense 3drape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("drape" is a kind of...):

covering (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))


DRAPE (verb)


Sense 1drape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arrange in a particular way

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

drape a cloth

Hypernyms (to "drape" is one way to...):

arrange; set up (put into a proper or systematic order)

"Drape" entails doing...:

fold; fold up; turn up (bend or lay so that one part covers the other)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2drape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place casually

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The cat draped herself on the sofa

Hypernyms (to "drape" is one way to...):

arrange; set up (put into a proper or systematic order)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 3drape [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cover or dress loosely with cloth

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

drape the statue with a sheet

Hypernyms (to "drape" is one way to...):

cover (provide with a covering or cause to be covered)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody with something
Somebody ----s something PP


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