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drap·er·y

 (drā′pə-rē)
n. pl. drap·er·ies
1. Cloth or clothing gracefully arranged in loose folds.
2. A piece or pieces of heavy fabric hanging straight in loose folds, used as a curtain.
3. Cloth; fabric.
4. Chiefly British The business of a draper.

drapery

(ˈdreɪpərɪ)
n, pl -peries
1. (Textiles) fabric or clothing arranged and draped
2. (Textiles) (often plural) curtains or hangings that drape
3. (Textiles) Brit the occupation or shop of a draper
4. (Textiles) fabrics and cloth collectively
ˈdraperied adj

drap•er•y

(ˈdreɪ pə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. coverings, hangings, clothing, etc., of fabric, esp. as arranged in loose, graceful folds.
2. Usu., draperies. long curtains, often of heavy fabric.
3. the draping or arranging of hangings, clothing, etc., in graceful folds.
4. cloths or textile fabrics collectively.
5. Brit.
b. the stock, shop, or business of a draper.
[1250–1300; Middle English draperie < Old French, =drap (see drape) + -erie -ery]
drap′er•ied, adj.

drapery

dry goods
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drapery - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)drapery - hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
screen, blind - a protective covering that keeps things out or hinders sight; "they had just moved in and had not put up blinds yet"
drop cloth, drop curtain, drop - a curtain that can be lowered and raised onto a stage from the flies; often used as background scenery
eyelet, eyehole - a small hole (usually round and finished around the edges) in cloth or leather for the passage of a cord or hook or bar
festoon - a curtain of fabric draped and bound at intervals to form graceful curves
frontal - a drapery that covers the front of an altar
furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
portiere - a heavy curtain hung across a doorway
shower curtain - a curtain that keeps water from splashing out of the shower area
theater curtain, theatre curtain - a hanging cloth that conceals the stage from the view of the audience; rises or parts at the beginning and descends or closes between acts and at the end of a performance
2.drapery - cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
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"
Translations
أقْمِشَه، سُجُفتِجارَةُ الأقْمِشَه
obchod s textilemzávěsy
draperigardinermanufakturhandeltekstilhandelvægtæppe
szövetboltszövetek
gluggatjöld, veggtjöldvefnaîarvöruverslun
obchod s textilom
kumaşcılıkmanifaturaperdelik kumaş

drapery

[ˈdreɪpərɪ] N
1. (= draper's shop) → pañería f, mercería f (LAm)
2. (= cloth for hanging) → colgaduras fpl; (as merchandise) → pañería f, mercería f (LAm)

drapery

n
(Brit: = cloth etc) → Stoff m; (= business: also drapery shop) → Stoffladen m
(= hangings)Draperie f (old); (on wall) → Behang m; (around bed etc) → Vorhänge pl; (clothing, fig liter) → Gewand nt

drapery

[ˈdreɪpərɪ] n (hanging folds) → drappeggio; (shop) → negozio di tessuti draperies npl (rich and heavy) → drappi mpl

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 ?
Thick velvet carpets were on the floor and heavy silken draperies covered the arches leading to the various rooms of the palace.
She faced the doorway of a room, shut her eyes tightly, and then, thrusting aside the heavy draperies, she advanced blindly with her right arm outstretched before her.
The drawing-rooms were decorated with the rarest pictures by the old masters, the boudoirs hung with draperies from China, of fanciful colors, fantastic design, and wonderful texture.
The draperies and fluttering things which she wore suited her rich, luxuriant beauty as a greater severity of line could not have done.
The women at once rose and began to shake out their draperies and relax their muscles.
As I watched the procession that moved slowly toward the throne--a procession which consisted of but a handful of priests, who followed Dejah Thoris and the two guardsmen--I caught a fleeting glimpse of a black face peering from behind the draperies that covered the wall back of the dais upon which stood Salensus Oll awaiting his bride.
With the flat of my sword I struck down his polluting hand; and grasping Dejah Thoris round the waist, I swung her behind me as, with my back against the draperies of the dais, I faced the tyrant of the north and his roomful of noble warriors.
After she had tasted a few dewdrops, freshly gathered for her, she danced gracefully to the music while the others finished their repast; and when she whirled until her fleecy draperies of rainbow hues enveloped her like a cloud, the Tin Woodman was so delighted that he clapped his tin hands until the noise of them drowned the sound of the cymbals.
The large, impressive room, one of the best in the house, the great state bed, as I almost felt it, the full, figured draperies, the long glasses in which, for the first time, I could see myself from head to foot, all struck me--like the extraordinary charm of my small charge--as so many things thrown in.
I found myself in a salon with a very well-painted, highly varnished floor; chairs and sofas covered with white draperies, a green porcelain stove, walls hung with pictures in gilt frames, a gilt pendule and other ornaments on the mantelpiece, a large lustre pendent from the centre of the ceiling, mirrors, consoles, muslin curtains, and a handsome centre table completed the inventory of furniture.
She lay on a couch covered with purple silk, under draperies of green velvet to keep her warm.
Turning at the entrance she pointed to the corpse upon the floor of the outer room, and then crossing the alcove she raised some draperies which covered a couch and fell to the floor upon all sides, disclosing an opening beneath the furniture.