|1.||(tr) to hang or cover with flexible material or fabric, usually in folds; adorn|
|2.||to hang or arrange or be hung or arranged, esp in folds|
|3.||(tr) to place casually and loosely; hang: she draped her arm over the back of the chair|
|4.||(often plural) a cloth or hanging that covers something in folds; drapery|
|5.||the way in which fabric hangs|
|[C15: from Old French draper, from drap piece of cloth; see |
v. draped, drap·ing, drapes
To cover, dress, or hang with or as if with cloth in loose folds. n.
A cloth arranged over a patient's body during an examination or treatment or during surgery, designed to provide a sterile field around the area.