Definition of Crape

1. Noun. Small very thin pancake.


2. Verb. Cover or drape with crape. "Crape the mirror"
Exact synonyms: Crepe
Generic synonyms: Cover
Derivative terms: Crepe, Crepe

3. Noun. A soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface.
Exact synonyms: Crepe
Specialized synonyms: Canton Crepe, Crepe De Chine, Crepe Marocain, Marocain
Generic synonyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Derivative terms: Crepe

4. Verb. Curl tightly. "They crape their hair "; "Crimp hair"
Exact synonyms: Crimp, Frizz, Frizzle, Kink, Kink Up
Generic synonyms: Curl, Wave
Derivative terms: Crimp, Kink

Definition of Crape

1. n. A thin, crimped stuff, made of raw silk gummed and twisted on the mill. Black crape is much used for mourning garments, also for the dress of some clergymen.

2. v. t. To form into ringlets; to curl; to crimp; to friz; as, to crape the hair; to crape silk.

Definition of Crape

1. Noun. Crepe. ¹

2. Noun. Mourning garments, especially an armband or hatband. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To form into ringlets; to curl or crimp. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crape

1. to crepe [v CRAPED, CRAPING, CRAPES] - See also: crepe

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Literary usage of Crape

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"crape, they're all wrong ahout this ghost— Quite ou the « ron g side of the ... cries crape, " how blest the nation, Where one son boasts such penetration ! ..."

2. A Collection of the Facts and Documents, Relative to the Death of Major by William Coleman (1804)
"AT a meeting of the Gentlemen of the Bar of this city, it was unanimously agreed to wear crape for six weeks as a testimonial of their veneration and esteem ..."

3. The Improved Housewife: Or Book of Receipts, with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster (1855)
"To renovate Rusty Italian crape. Dissolve in half a pint of skim milk and water an inch square of glue; take it from the fire, rinse the crape in vinegar to ..."

4. New England's Chattels by Samuel Hayes Elliot (1858)
"Government goes for crape. An Administration that wouldn't vote " thirty days" crape would be put down; Jobbers and Consumers would rouse the nation and Old ..."

5. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"A thin, transparent stuff, now called crape ; accordingly Cotgrave translates it ... This cyprus hat the commentators explain to signify a hat with a crape ..."

6. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"... of the Army and of the several corps of volunteers wear crape on the ... of the marines wear crape on the left arm below the elbow for six months. BEN. ..."

7. Poems and Songs, in Scotch and English by Alexander H Wingfield (1873)
"crape on the goor. There's a little white cottage that Stan's 'mang the trees, Whaur the humming-bird comes to sip sweets wi' the bees, Whaur the bright ..."

8. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"crape, they're all wrong ahout this ghost— Quite ou the « ron g side of the ... cries crape, " how blest the nation, Where one son boasts such penetration ! ..."

9. A Collection of the Facts and Documents, Relative to the Death of Major by William Coleman (1804)
"AT a meeting of the Gentlemen of the Bar of this city, it was unanimously agreed to wear crape for six weeks as a testimonial of their veneration and esteem ..."

10. The Improved Housewife: Or Book of Receipts, with Engravings for Marketing by A. L. Webster (1855)
"To renovate Rusty Italian crape. Dissolve in half a pint of skim milk and water an inch square of glue; take it from the fire, rinse the crape in vinegar to ..."

11. New England's Chattels by Samuel Hayes Elliot (1858)
"Government goes for crape. An Administration that wouldn't vote " thirty days" crape would be put down; Jobbers and Consumers would rouse the nation and Old ..."

12. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares (1859)
"A thin, transparent stuff, now called crape ; accordingly Cotgrave translates it ... This cyprus hat the commentators explain to signify a hat with a crape ..."

13. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897 by United States President (1897)
"... of the Army and of the several corps of volunteers wear crape on the ... of the marines wear crape on the left arm below the elbow for six months. BEN. ..."

14. Poems and Songs, in Scotch and English by Alexander H Wingfield (1873)
"crape on the goor. There's a little white cottage that Stan's 'mang the trees, Whaur the humming-bird comes to sip sweets wi' the bees, Whaur the bright ..."

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