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English noun: drape

1. drape (artifact) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)


Synonymscurtain, drapery, mantle, pall


Broader (hypernym)blind, furnishing, screen


Narrower (hyponym)drop, drop cloth, drop curtain, festoon, frontal, portiere, shower curtain, theater curtain, theatre curtain


Part holonymeyehole, eyelet

2. drape (attribute) the manner in which fabric hangs or falls


SamplesShe adjusted the drape of her skirt.


Broader (hypernym)fashion, manner, mode, style, way

3. drape (artifact) a sterile covering arranged over a patient's body during a medical examination or during surgery in order to reduce the possibility of contamination


Broader (hypernym)covering


English verb: drape

1. drape (contact) arrange in a particular way


SamplesDrape a cloth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up


Entailfold, fold up, turn up

2. drape (contact) place casually


SamplesThe cat draped herself on the sofa.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

3. drape (contact) cover as if with clothing


SamplesThe mountain was clothed in tropical trees.


Synonymscloak, clothe, robe


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

4. drape (contact) cover or dress loosely with cloth


SamplesDrape the statue with a sheet.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)cover









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