- drape [drāp]vt.draped, draping [ME drapen, to weave into cloth, drape < OFr draper < drap: see DRAB1]1. to cover, hang, or decorate with or as with cloth or clothes in loose folds2. to arrange (a garment, cloth, etc.) artistically in folds or hangingsvi.to hang or fall in folds, as a garment, cloth, etc.n.[Fr drap, cloth]1.a) cloth hanging in loose folds, or hanging loosely from the thing that it covers [a surgical drape]b) a heavy curtain that hangs in loose folds; esp., either of a pair of such curtains2. the manner in which cloth hangs or is cut to hang, as in a garment
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.