Drape (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Draped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Draping (?).] [F. draper, fr. drap cloth. See 3d Drab.]

1.

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. De Quincey.

These starry blossoms, [of the snow] pure and white, Soft falling, falling, through the night, Have draped the woods and mere. Bungay.

2.

To rail at; to banter.

[Obs.]

Sir W. Temple.

 

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Drape, v. i.

1.

To make cloth.

[Obs.]

Bacon.

2.

To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.

 

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