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drap·er

 (drā′pər)
n. Chiefly British
A dealer in cloth or clothing and dry goods.

[Middle English, weaver or seller of cloth, from Old French drapier, from drap, cloth; see drape.]

draper

(ˈdreɪpə)
n
(Textiles) Brit a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials

Draper

(ˈdreɪpə)
n
1. (Biography) Henry. 1837–82, US astronomer, who contributed to stellar classification and spectroscopy
2. (Biography) his father, John William. 1811–82, US chemist and historian, born in England, made the first photograph of the moon

drap•er

(ˈdreɪ pər)

n. Brit.
1. a dealer in cloth; retail merchant or clerk who sells piece goods.
2. a retail merchant or clerk who sells clothing and dry goods.
[1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French drapier; see drape, -er2]

Dra•per

(ˈdreɪ pər)

n.
Henry, 1837–82, U.S. astronomer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.draper - a dealer in fabrics and sewing materials (and sometimes in clothing and drygoods)
linendraper - a retail dealer in yard goods
bargainer, dealer, monger, trader - someone who purchases and maintains an inventory of goods to be sold
Translations
تاجِر القِماش
obchodník s textilem
manufakturhandlertekstilhandler
szövet kereskedõ
vefnaîarvörukaupmaîur
obchodník s textilom
kumaşçımanifaturacı

draper

[ˈdreɪpəʳ] Npañero/a m/f

draper

n (Brit) → Textilkaufmann m/-frau f; draper’s (shop)Textilgeschäft nt

draper

[ˈdreɪpəʳ] n (Brit) (old) → negoziante m/f di stoffe

drape

(dreip) verb
1. to hang cloth in folds (about). We draped the sofa in red velvet.
2. to hang in folds. We draped sheets over the boxes to hide them.
ˈdraper noun
a person who sells cloth, clothing etc.
ˈdraperyplural ˈdraperies noun
1. a draper's business.
2. cloth used for draping. walls hung with blue drapery.
drapes noun plural
(American) curtains.
References in classic literature ?
I put my hand in his, wondering who he was, and we walked away to a shop in a narrow street, on which was written OMER, DRAPER, TAILOR, HABERDASHER, FUNERAL FURNISHER, &c.
Stir those lazy bones of thine, for thou must get thee straightway to our good gossip, the draper Hugh Longshanks of Ancaster.
Smith, the draper, grocer, and tea-dealer of the village) might return the same day.
He set out at once, the man with whom he had made the bet--whose name is not remembered--accompanied by Barham Wise, a linen draper, and Hamerson Burns, a photographer, I think, following in a light cart or wagon.
linen draper of Bristol, England, declared that he had lived five
I have traced her to a shop at Frizinghall, kept by a linen draper named Maltby.
having an opportunity of borrowing three pieces of fine holland of a certain draper in Cheapside.
Scarcely ever; she had business to transact with linen drapers, to whose houses I conducted her.
Your wife, in going to Rue de Vaugirard and Rue de la Harpe, did not go to find linen drapers.
There was no doubt about drapers and grocers, when they came of good old Grimworth families, like Mr.
for the coach has been changed in the interval), and resume our journey; which continues through the same kind of country until evening, when we come to the town where we are to stop for tea and supper; and having delivered the mail bags at the Post-office, ride through the usual wide street, lined with the usual stores and houses (the drapers always having hung up at their door, by way of sign, a piece of bright red cloth), to the hotel where this meal is prepared.
When about twenty years of age, they commenced business at Cambridge as drapers, and they continued there until their death.