drape

Definitions

  • BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
    BALD CYPRESS DRAPED WITH SPANISH "MOSS." This tree is almost entirely hidden by this "moss," which is really a flowering plant of the Pineapple family. Range: In swamps and along rivers from Delaware to Florida, west to Texas, north to Missouri and southern Indiana. Photograph by G. Clyde Fisher
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drape arrange in a particular way "drape a cloth"
    • v drape place casually "The cat draped herself on the sofa"
    • v drape cover or dress loosely with cloth "drape the statue with a sheet"
    • v drape cover as if with clothing "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"
    • n drape hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
    • n drape a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination
    • n drape the manner in which fabric hangs or falls "she adjusted the drape of her skirt"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a Union Jack An Arab man, possibly Ahmed Orabi, leaves the protection of lady Europe in order to chase after a lion draped in a...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Drape To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc. "The whole people were draped professionally.""These starry blossoms, [of the snow] pure and white,
      Soft falling, falling, through the night,
      Have draped the woods and mere"
    • Drape To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
    • Drape To make cloth.
    • Drape To rail at; to banter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • drape To cover with or as with cloth; clothe; dress, as a window, an alcove, the outside of a house, etc., the human body, or a representation of the human body, as in sculpture or painting: as, the buildings were draped with flags; the painter's figures are well draped.
    • drape To arrange or adjust, as clothing, hangings, etc. Specifically used of adjusting
    • drape To make into cloth.
    • drape To make cloth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Drape to cover with cloth
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Quotations

  • Aldous Huxley
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    “Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. draper, fr. drap, cloth. See 3d Drab
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. drapierdrap, from a Teut. root. See Drab.

Usage

In literature:

It is very easily cultivated and one of the best for draping.
"The Fern Lover's Companion" by George Henry Tilton
The soft charmeuse in her graceful gown was real and miraculously draped.
"Cheerful--By Request" by Edna Ferber
Contrary to the form of presenting the 'Fates,' all the figures are draped.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
CARYATIDES, draped female figures surmounting columns and supporting entablatures; the corresponding male figures are called Atlantes.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
In one room, draped in white muslin over pink, we were informed the Empress of Russia was born.
"Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume V (of X)" by Various
His tartan-draped shoulder crowded the Harlequin from sight.
"The Fortieth Door" by Mary Hastings Bradley
A suit of khaki had been draped over sticks and leaned against the side of the tent, looking like a live man at first glance.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Afloat" by Janet Aldridge
The bed is a high, draped four-poster, plain and solid, evidently made by a ship-carpenter who had ambitions.
"Little Journeys To the Homes of the Great, Volume 3 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
It is a long, narrow room, with two tall, slim windows at the far end, now draped in dark curtains.
"Uncle Silas" by J. S. LeFanu
Essie, falsely draped in conventional attributes, defied him to utter the simple truth.
"The Three Black Pennys" by Joseph Hergesheimer
The high pulpit was draped in white, and a voluminous white curtain covered the background.
"Scenes in Switzerland" by American Tract Society
At present raiment was draped on her magnificent shoulders at Madame Claudine's.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
Frilled muslin curtains were crossed over and draped high under outer ones of chintz.
"The Title Market" by Emily Post
On one side was a double tier of berths, lockers were between the ports, and heavy curtains draped the two windows aft.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
Upon her dainty person he had draped lovely garments.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
A tall white figger wuz a-standin' before the glass, draped from head to foot in heavy white drapery.
"Samantha at the World's Fair" by Marietta Holley
Far below, azure waves draped the golden beach with blue and silver gauze and fringed it daintily with a foam of lace.
"My Friend the Chauffeur" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Heavy curtains of rich fabric draped the doors.
"Brood of the Witch-Queen" by Sax Rohmer
A rope ladder draped upon the face of a smooth rock wall and unfastened below is at best not easy to climb.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
A decayed hemlock is draped as if by hands for some solemn festival.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
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In poetry:

On brighter days ride past the Cape
Great ships so free and fair-
But when grey mists the slow seas drape,
Do they still pass out there?
"Coogee" by Robert Steel Byrnes
How well I know
Your furtive feminine shape!
As if reluctantly you show
You nude of cloud, and but by favour throw
Aside its drape . . .
"At Moonrise And Onwards" by Thomas Hardy
Dancing alone in the room there,
Thin-draped in her robe of night;
Her postures, glassed in the gloom there,
Were a strange phantasmal sight.
"Seen" by Thomas Hardy
From draping folds like purest marble
Thine image unto me appears,
My whole soul on thine eyes is hanging,
Those eyes so full of joy and tears.
"So Fresh Thou Art .." by Mihai Eminescu
Touched with a grief that needs no outward draping,
All swelled the long lament,
Of grateful hearts, instead of marble, shaping
His viewless monument!
"In Remembrance Of Joseph Sturge" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When summer dressed lone Birkhill's bowers,
And gemmed her garden plots with flowers,
And draped her cottage wall with roses,
Within, on couch of death, reposes
"Birkhill: A Memory" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

At the 1992 Barcelona Games, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley from the Dream Team draped US flags over their shoulders to hide a rival sponsor's logo on their jackets when they received their gold medals.
Republicans hopeful of taking over the Senate should be measuring the drapes.
The group 's members have been repeatedly detained, as soon as they are perceived to be offending Orthodox sensibilities — such as carrying a Torah scroll or if they try to drape themselves in the shawls.
People Are Fake" by Charleston hardcore band EVA, a massive, windowless building on North Charleston's Navy Yard is draped with a banner that reads "HARDCORE HEADQUARTERS".
People Are Fake" by Charleston hardcore band EVA, a massive, windowless building on North Charleston's Navy Yard is draped with a banner that reads " HARDCORE HEADQUARTERS".
Pat Drape Heart Failure Clinic manager, examines patient Suzanne Penny.
A cold front draped across the southern Plains and the Midwest will continue to drive southeastward, reaching the Atlantic Seaboard during the weekend.
Thanks to a Control4 system, I could operate the lights, drapes and other amenities all from my bed.
Yellow taped is draped in front of a home damaged in a more.
The 21-foot shaka-flashing Santa is already seated next to a lei-draped Mrs Claus, toes cooling in a fountain pool fronting Honolulu Hale (Oahu's city hall).
Draped in all-black uniforms Saturday against Oregon State, Washington trotted out its sixth starting offensive line combination of the year.
ICE agents lining the driveway of the Carson home where Myron Chisem was killed salute as his flag-draped body is carried by to a coroner's van.
Drapes specialists J&C Joel supplied 5.5 miles of special cotton muslin decorative panels and borders for Crufts 2006, the largest dog show in the world with more than 130,000 attendees and 24,000 canines.
The memorial is taking place in an indoor basketball court draped in black carpeting and black curtains for the occasion.
Draped in a bishop's gold-embroidered stole, with incense wafting around him, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Orthodox clergy from Europe and Asia entered a tomb at St Louis Cemetery No.
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In science:

Viscosity (Reynolds et al. 2005) or magnetic draping (Ruszkowski et al. 2007) may provide this added stability.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
However, there is important circumstantial support from numerical simulations of magnetic draping, which show that magnetic fields are amplified and more ordered in the wake of moving subhalos or bubbles (Ruszkowski et al. 2007; Asai et al. 2007; Dursi & Pfrommer 2008; O’Neill et al. 2009).
Could AGN Outbursts Transform Cool Core Clusters?
It could also be an underestimate of the true age since magnetic draping provides an additional drag force slowing down the rise of the bubble (Dursi & Pfrommer 2008).
The Cosmological Impact of Luminous TeV Blazars III: Implications for Galaxy Clusters and the Formation of Dwarf Galaxies
Also, one cannot neglect the influence of local modifications (draping) of the interplanetary magnetic field by the comet and their consequences for cometary PUI motion (Luhmann et al. 1988).
Are the sungrazing comets the inner source of pickup ions and energetic neutral atoms?
The second example considers the ‘draping’ patterns assumed by a sheet supported at a point that falls under the influence of gravity .
How paper folds: bending with local constraints
Finally, the dashed lines inside the shell refer to the pre –shell situation: after the shell has overtaken them, they are draped along the shell surface.
The local Galactic magnetic field in the direction of Geminga
This is reflected by the heavier curves in the figure (on which r is constant) having to drape up over the hump.
A L'hospital's rule for multivariable functions
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