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Definition 1: hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for drape in the sense of this definition

(drape is a kind of ...) a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight

"they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"

(drape is a kind of ...) (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable

(... is a kind of drape ) a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery

(... is a kind of drape ) a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves

(... is a kind of drape ) a drapery that covers the front of an altar

(... is a kind of drape ) a heavy curtain hung across a doorway

(... is a kind of drape ) a curtain that keeps water from splashing out of the shower area

(... is a kind of drape ) 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

(drape is a part of ...) a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar

Definition 2: a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination - [noun denoting artifact]

(drape is a kind of ...) an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it)

Definition 3: the manner in which fabric hangs or falls - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where drape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she adjusted the drape of her skirt

(drape is a kind of ...) how something is done or how it happens

"her dignified manner" "his rapid manner of talking" "their nomadic mode of existence" "in the characteristic New York style" "a lonely way of life" "in an abrasive fashion"

Definition 4: arrange in a particular way - [verb of contact]

Samples where drape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drape a cloth

(drape is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

(drape implies ...) bend or lay so that one part covers the other

"fold up the newspaper" "turn up your collar"

Definition 5: place casually - [verb of contact]

Samples where drape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cat draped herself on the sofa

(drape is a kind of ...) put into a proper or systematic order

"arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order"

Definition 6: cover as if with clothing - [verb of contact]

Samples where drape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the mountain was clothed in tropical trees

Synonyms for drape in the sense of this definition

(drape is a kind of ...) form a cover over

"The grass covered the grave"

Definition 7: cover or dress loosely with cloth - [verb of contact]

Samples where drape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drape the statue with a sheet

(drape is a kind of ...) provide with a covering or cause to be covered

"cover her face with a handkerchief" "cover the child with a blanket" "cover the grave with flowers"

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