under wraps

Definition of under wraps

informal
:known to only a few people :secret
  • The name of the movie is being kept under wraps.

Word by Word Definitions

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

wrap play wraps
  1. : to cover especially by winding or folding

  2. : to envelop and secure for transportation or storage : bundle

  3. : enfold, embrace

  1. : wrapper, wrapping

  2. : material used for wrapping

  3. : an article of clothing that may be wrapped around a person

  1. : wraparound


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up under wraps? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

agreeable, attractive, or delicious

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!