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crape

 (krāp)
n.
1. See crepe.
2. A black band worn, as on the sleeve, as a sign of mourning. Also called crepe.
tr.v. craped, crap·ing, crapes
To cover or drape with or as if with crape.

[Alteration of French crêpe; see crepe.]

crape

(kreɪp)
n
1. (Textiles) a variant spelling of crepe
2. (Textiles) crepe, esp when used for mourning clothes
3. (Clothing & Fashion) a band of black crepe worn in mourning
ˈcrapy adj

crepe

(kreɪp; for 3 also krɛp)

n., pl. crepes (kreɪps; for 3 also krɛps or krɛp) n.
1. a lightweight fabric of silk, cotton, or other fiber, with a finely crinkled or pebbled surface.
2. a usu. black band or piece of this material, worn as a token of mourning.
3. a thin, light, delicate pancake.
v.t.
6. to cover, drape, or clothe with crepe.
Also, crape (for defs. 1,2,4-6); crêpe (for defs. 1-3).
[1790–1800; < French < Latin crispus curled, wrinkled]

crape


Past participle: craped
Gerund: craping

Imperative
crape
crape
Present
I crape
you crape
he/she/it crapes
we crape
you crape
they crape
Preterite
I craped
you craped
he/she/it craped
we craped
you craped
they craped
Present Continuous
I am craping
you are craping
he/she/it is craping
we are craping
you are craping
they are craping
Present Perfect
I have craped
you have craped
he/she/it has craped
we have craped
you have craped
they have craped
Past Continuous
I was craping
you were craping
he/she/it was craping
we were craping
you were craping
they were craping
Past Perfect
I had craped
you had craped
he/she/it had craped
we had craped
you had craped
they had craped
Future
I will crape
you will crape
he/she/it will crape
we will crape
you will crape
they will crape
Future Perfect
I will have craped
you will have craped
he/she/it will have craped
we will have craped
you will have craped
they will have craped
Future Continuous
I will be craping
you will be craping
he/she/it will be craping
we will be craping
you will be craping
they will be craping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been craping
you have been craping
he/she/it has been craping
we have been craping
you have been craping
they have been craping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been craping
you will have been craping
he/she/it will have been craping
we will have been craping
you will have been craping
they will have been craping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been craping
you had been craping
he/she/it had been craping
we had been craping
you had been craping
they had been craping
Conditional
I would crape
you would crape
he/she/it would crape
we would crape
you would crape
they would crape
Past Conditional
I would have craped
you would have craped
he/she/it would have craped
we would have craped
you would have craped
they would have craped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crape - small very thin pancake
battercake, flannel cake, flannel-cake, flapcake, flapjack, hot cake, hotcake, pancake, griddlecake - a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
crepe Suzette - crepes flamed in a sweet orange-and-lemon flavored liqueur sauce
2.crape - a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
Canton crepe - a soft thick crinkled dress crepe; heavier than crepe de Chine
crepe de Chine - a very thin crepe of silk or silklike fabric
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
crepe marocain, marocain - a dress crepe; similar to Canton crepe
Verb1.crape - cover or drape with crape; "crape the mirror"
cover - 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"
2.crape - curl tightly; "crimp hair"
curl, wave - twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
References in classic literature ?
On a nearer view it seemed to consist of two folds of crape, which entirely concealed his features, except the mouth and chin, but probably did not intercept his sight, further than to give a darkened aspect to all living and inanimate things.
Fine gal," said Rawdon, returning the salute which the cottage gave him, by two fingers applied to his crape hatband.
There were the rolling meadows, the stately elms, all yellow and brown now; the glowing maples, the garden-beds bright with asters, and the hollyhocks, rising tall against the parlor windows; only in place of the cheerful pinks and reds of the nodding stalks, with their gay rosettes of bloom, was a crape scarf holding the blinds together, and another on the sitting-room side, and another on the brass knocker of the brown-painted door.
There were, for a while, soft whisperings and footfalls in the chamber, as one after another stole in, to look at the dead; and then came the little coffin; and then there was a funeral, and carriages drove to the door, and strangers came and were seated; and there were white scarfs and ribbons, and crape bands, and mourners dressed in black crape; and there were words read from the Bible, and prayers offered; and St.
Among the other forlorn wanderers in the Parks, there appeared latterly a trim little figure in black (with the face protected from notice behind a crape veil), which was beginning to be familiar, day after day, to nursemaids and children, and to rouse curiosity among harmless solitaries meditating on benches, and idle vagabonds strolling over the grass.
Taking his port rait, f rom top to toe, the picture of him began with a tall hat, broadly encircled by a mourning band of crumpled crape.
In fact, Anne could never see the crape round his hat, without fearing that she was the inexcusable one, in attributing to him such imaginations; for though his marriage had not been very happy, still it had existed so many years that she could not comprehend a very rapid recovery from the awful impression of its being dissolved.
It was one of the misguided Medora's many peculiarities to flout the unalterable rules that regulated American mourning, and when she stepped from the steamer her family were scandalised to see that the crape veil she wore for her own brother was seven inches shorter than those of her sisters-in-law, while little Ellen was in crimson merino and amber beads, like a gipsy foundling.
What I mean is that five hundred years ago we should have locked this young man up in a room hung with black crape, and with a pleasant array of unfortunately extinct instruments we should have succeeded, beyond a doubt, in extorting the truth from him.
I don't doubt it, ma'am, if you will wear crape and silk instead of fur and flannel.
I make no manner of doubt but that, in this light, we may see the imaginary future chancellor just called to the bar, the archbishop in crape, and the prime minister at the tail of an opposition, more truly happy than those who are invested with all the power and profit of those respective offices.
On this last day, he was more elated and more proud than he had been yet; and when she dropped the book she had been reading to him aloud, and fell upon his neck, he stopped in his busy task of folding a piece of crape about his hat, and wondered at her anguish.