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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 ?
But on the second day after her departure, when Korney gave him a bill from a fashionable draper's shop, which Anna had forgotten to pay, and announced that the clerk from the shop was waiting, Alexey Alexandrovitch told him to show the clerk up.
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.
"I have traced her to a shop at Frizinghall, kept by a linen draper named Maltby.
"It's about a little Cockney draper's assistant, who takes a vacation on his bicycle, and falls in with a young girl very much above him.
This was a draper, too, for though my comrade would have brought me to a bargain with her brother, yet when it came to the point, it was, it seems, for a mistress, not a wife; and I kept true to this notion, that a woman should never be kept for a mistress that had money to keep herself.
However, with all this, and all that I had secured before, I found, upon casting things up, my case was very much altered, any my fortune much lessened; for, including the hollands and a parcel of fine muslins, which I carried off before, and some plate, and other things, I found I could hardly muster up #500; and my condition was very odd, for though I had no child (I had had one by my gentleman draper, but it was buried), yet I was a widow bewitched; I had a husband and no husband, and I could not pretend to marry again, though I knew well enough my husband would never see England any more, if he lived fifty years.
Garth had been a teacher before her marriage; in which case an intimacy with Lindley Murray and Mangnall's Questions was something like a draper's discrimination of calico trademarks, or a courier's acquaintance with foreign countries: no woman who was better off needed that sort of thing.
'The Drapier's [i.e., Draper's, Cloth-Merchant's] Letters,' in which Swift aroused the country to successful resistance against a very unprincipled piece of political jobbery whereby a certain Englishman was to be allowed to issue a debased copper coinage at enormous profit to himself but to the certain disaster of Ireland.
There was no competition in it at present; the Church-people had their own grocer and draper; the Dissenters had theirs; and the two or three butchers found a ready market for their joints without strict reference to religious persuasion--except that the rector's wife had given a general order for the veal sweet- breads and the mutton kidneys, while Mr.
I used to have a billet at Coxon & Woodhouse's, of Draper's Gardens, but they were let in early in the spring through the Venezuelan loan, as no doubt you remember, and came a nasty cropper.
"Scarcely ever; she had business to transact with linen drapers, to whose houses I conducted her."
Three or four years before abject poverty had driven him to take the job of press-representative to a large firm of drapers; and though he felt the work unworthy his abilities, which he rated highly, the firmness of his wife and the needs of his family had made him stick to it.