from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Cloth or clothing gracefully arranged in loose folds.
- n. A piece or pieces of heavy fabric hanging straight in loose folds, used as a curtain.
- n. Cloth; fabric.
- n. Chiefly British The business of a draper.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Cloth draped gracefully in folds.
- n. A piece of cloth, hung vertically as a curtain; a drape.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in cloth.
- n. Cloth, or woolen stuffs in general.
- n. A textile fabric used for decorative purposes, especially when hung loosely and in folds carefully disturbed; as: (a) Garments or vestments of this character worn upon the body, or shown in the representations of the human figure in art. (b) Hangings of a room or hall, or about a bed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The occupation of a draper; the trade of making or of selling cloth.
- n. Cloth, or textile fabrics of any description.
- n. Such cloth or textile fabrics when used for garments or for upholstery; specifically, in sculp. and painting, the representation of the clothing or dress of human figures; also, tapestry, hangings, curtains, etc.
- To drape; cover with draperies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)
- n. cloth gracefully draped and arranged in loose folds
From Old French draperie, from drap ("drape, sheet, large cloth"), ultmately of Germanic origin. (Wiktionary)