drape drape  /d ˈreɪp/


  1. (n) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
  2. (n) the manner in which fabric hangs or falls
  3. (n) a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination
  4. (v) arrange in a particular way
  5. (v) place casually
  6. (v) cover as if with clothing
  7. (v) cover or dress loosely with cloth


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  1. Another photo shows Bush shaking hands with Abramoff in front of a window and a blue drape.
  2. The chief asked to peak under the drape, and after doing so, promptly left.
  3. Covering the planet like an elegant drape, they nourished and protected most terrestrial life.


  • SwampDogs stumble as Peninsula rallies in 9th inning

    The final out of the three-hour game was made, the rain began to poor and the lightning started to strike. The members of the Fayetteville SwampDogs receded to the back of the field at J.P. Riddle Stadium, pulled out the tarp and began to drape it over the field.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Fayetteville Observer


  1. "You know, we've got some people dancing in the end zone here in Washington, DC, measuring their drapes. They're going over to the Capitol and saying, 'My new office looks beautiful.' I think I'm going to have this size drape there, or this...
    on Oct 25, 2006 By: President Bush Source: TVNZ

  2. "Let it be said, however, that that criticisms are based purely on their fashion flaws - I'm sure they're all wonderful people beneath the deluge of dreck they drape themselves in," Mr. Blackwell says.
    on Jan 8, 2008 By: Mr Blackwell Source: AHN

  3. "Kenny (Chesney) says I should call it 'The Pipe and Drape Tour' because we have to close off half the building," Bentley joked.
    on Nov 21, 2006 By: Dierks Bentley Source: Houston Chronicle

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