Drape vs Dangle - What's the difference?

drape | dangle |


As nouns the difference between drape and dangle

is that drape is a drop (globule of liquid ) while dangle is an agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.

As a verb dangle is

to hang loosely with the ability to swing.

drape

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (UK) A curtain, a drapery.
  • The way in which fabric falls or hangs.
  • (US) See drapes.
  • (US) A youth subculture distinguished by its sharp dress, especially peg-leg pants (1950s: e.g. Baltimore, MD). Antonym: square
  • References

    * Time.com: MANNERS & MORALS: The Drapes [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,856482,00.html]

    Verb

    (drap)
  • To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
  • * De Quincey
  • The whole people were draped professionally.
  • * Bungay
  • These starry blossoms, pure and white, / Soft falling, falling, through the night, / Have draped the woods and mere.
  • To .
  • To make cloth.
  • To design drapery, arrange its folds, etc., as for hangings, costumes, statues, etc.
  • To hang or rest ly
  • To spread over, cover.
  • Anagrams

    * * * * ----

    dangle

    English

    Verb

    (dangl)
  • to hang loosely with the ability to swing
  • * Hudibras
  • He'd rather on a gibbet dangle / Than miss his dear delight, to wrangle.
  • * Tennyson
  • From her lifted hand / Dangled a length of ribbon.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}
  • (intransitive, slang, ice hockey, lacrosse) The action of performing a move or deke with the puck in order to get past a defender or goalie; perhaps because of the resemblance to dangling the puck on a string.
  • To hang or trail something loosely.
  • To trail or follow around.
  • * 1833 , Miller's Modern Acting Drama
  • To dangle at the elbow of a wench who can't make up her mind to accept the common title of wife, till she has been courted a certain number of weeks — so the old blinker, her father, says.

    Noun

    (wikipedia dangle) (en noun)
  • An agent of one intelligence agency or group who pretends to be interested in defecting or turning to another intelligence agency or group.
  • (slang, ice hockey, lacrosse) The action of dangling; a series of complex stick tricks and fakes in order to defeat the defender in style.
  • That was a sick dangle for a great goal!
  • A dangling ornament or decoration.
  • * 1941 , Flora Thompson, Over to Candleford
  • So her father wrote to Mrs. Herring, and one day she arrived and turned out to be a little, lean old lady with a dark brown mole on one leathery cheek and wearing a black bonnet decorated with jet dangles , like tiny fishing rods.

    Anagrams

    * *