drapery

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Old French draperie, from drap (drape, sheet, large cloth), ultmately of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

drapery (countable and uncountable, plural draperies)

  1. (uncountable) Cloth draped gracefully in folds.
  2. (countable) A piece of cloth, hung vertically as a curtain; a drape.
  3. The occupation of a draper; cloth-making, or dealing in cloth.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  4. Cloth, or woollen materials in general.
    • Macaulay
      people who ought to be weighing out grocery or measuring out drapery

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.