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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 ?
He crept from his hole and stood, hidden by the black drapery, beneath the scaffold.
Then as the crowd gradually dispersed he leaped down, crept from behind the drapery, glided between two horses, mingled with the crowd and was the first to arrive at the inn.
With formal furniture, curtains are out of place; and an extensive volume of drapery of any kind is, under any circumstance, irreconcilable with good taste - the proper quantum, as well as the proper adjustment, depending upon the character of the general effect.
Quickness was ready at the call, and the two figures passed lightly along by the Meleager, towards the hall where the reclining Ariadne, then called the Cleopatra, lies in the marble voluptuousness of her beauty, the drapery folding around her with a petal-like ease and tenderness.
Yes, but you have not this little staircase," said Monte Cristo, opening a door concealed by the drapery.
When we got back to the hotel, King Arthur's Round Table was ready for us in its white drapery, and the head waiter and his first assistant, in swallow-tails and white cravats, brought in the soup and the hot plates at once.
Indeed, I shouldn't have discovered that he had been there, except for the disarrangement of the drapery about the corpse's face, and for observing on the floor a curl of light hair, fastened with a silver thread; which, on examination, I ascertained to have been taken from a locket hung round Catherine's neck.
Over this she folds, with great care, a drapery of scarlet and bright-colored calicoes, and now considers the caparison of her steed complete.
While Maggie stood and unplaited her long black hair over her pink drapery, Lucy sat down near the toilette-table, watching her with affectionate eyes, and head a little aside, like a pretty spaniel.
And now Mr Thomas Codlin, the misanthrope, after blowing away at the Pan's pipes until he was intensely wretched, took his station on one side of the checked drapery which concealed the mover of the figures, and putting his hands in his pockets prepared to reply to all questions and remarks of Punch, and to make a dismal feint of being his most intimate private friend, of believing in him to the fullest and most unlimited extent, of knowing that he enjoyed day and night a merry and glorious existence in that temple, and that he was at all times and under every circumstance the same intelligent and joyful person that the spectators then beheld him.
She was young and beautifully formed; the single drapery wound around her body from below her breasts left no detail of her symmetrical proportions unrevealed, but her face was the face of an imbecile.
She inherited her mother's gift for devising drapery and costume.