Definition for DRA'PE-RY

DRA'PE-RY, n. [Fr. draperie; It. drapperia; from drap, drappo; Sp. ropage, from ropa, cloth.]

  1. Clothwork; the trade of making cloth. – Bacon.
  2. Cloth; stuffs of wool. – Arbuthnot.
  3. In sculpture and painting, the representation of the clothing or dress of human figures; also, tapestry, hangings, curtains, &c. – Encyc.

Return to page 191 of the letter “D”.