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v. draped, drap·ing, drapes
1. To cover, hang, or decorate with cloth in loose folds: draped the coffin with a flag; a robe that draped her figure.
2. To arrange or let fall in loose folds: draping the banner from the balcony.
3. To hang or rest limply: draped my legs over the chair.
To fall or hang in loose folds: arranged the cloth to drape over the table legs.
1. A drapery; a curtain.
2. A paper or cloth covering placed over a patient's body during medical examination or treatment, designed to provide privacy or a sterile operative field.
3. The way in which cloth falls or hangs: adjusted the drape of the gown.
[Middle English drapen, to weave, from Old French draper, from drap, cloth, from Late Latin drappus.]
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|Adj.||1.||draped - covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak; "leaf-clothed trees"; "fog-cloaked meadows"; "a beam draped with cobwebs"; "cloud-wrapped peaks"|
covered - overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form; "women with covered faces"; "covered wagons"; "a covered balcony"
|2.||draped - covered in folds of cloth; "velvet-draped windows"|
curtained - furnished or concealed with curtains or draperies; "a curtained alcove"
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