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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 cloakdraped - 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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References in classic literature ?
It was covered with a lace cloth and draped with green wreaths.
Then a door draped with royal green opened, and in came the fair and girlish Princess Ozma, who now greeted her guests in person for the first time.
As corpses they thought to live; in black draped they their corpses; even in their talk do I still feel the evil flavour of charnel-houses.
His body was draped in a black shawl, and his head was bandaged in white muslin, like a mummy's; one of his long, shapely hands lay out on the black cloth; that was all one could see of him.
Anne had draped that veil, in accordance with the sentimental compact of years before.
The dark green of the branches stood out and glistened against the white muslin curtains which draped the windows, and which puffed, floated, and flapped at the capricious will of a stiff breeze that swept up from the Gulf.
Some cling to you in woebegone misery; others come back fiercely and weirdly, like ghouls bent upon sucking your strength away; others, again, have a catastrophic splendour; some are unvenerated recollections, as of spiteful wild-cats clawing at your agonized vitals; others are severe, like a visitation; and one or two rise up draped and mysterious, with an aspect of ominous menace.
Not thus had she played on the little draped piano at the Bertolini, and "Too much Schumann" was not the remark that Mr.
In a square he saw tables being set up and preparations made for the dinner; he saw the Russian and French colors draped from side to side of the streets, with hugh monograms A and N.
And we're to have a tableau at the last--`Faith, Hope and Charity.' Diana and Ruby and I are to be in it, all draped in white with flowing hair.
Chilton who had seen her in the sun parlor with the rose in her hair and the lace shawl draped about her shoulders.
Twisted shells with red lips like unicorn's horns ornamented the mantelpiece, which was draped by a pall of purple plush from which depended a certain number of balls.