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wrap

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verb \ˈrap\

Definition of wrap

wrapped

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wrapping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to cover especially by winding or foldingb :  to envelop and secure for transportation or storage :  bundlec :  enfold, embraced :  to coil, fold, draw, or twine (such as string or cloth) around something

  3. 2a :  surround, envelopb :  to suffuse or surround with an aura or state the affair was wrapped in scandalc :  to involve completely :  engross —usually used with up

  4. 3 :  to conceal or obscure as if by enveloping

  5. 4 :  to enclose as if with a protective covering

  6. 5 :  to finish filming or recording wrap a movie

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to wind, coil, or twine so as to encircle or cover something

  9. 2 :  to put on clothing :  dress —usually used with up

  10. 3 :  to be subject to covering, enclosing, or packaging —usually used with up

  11. 4 :  to come to completion in filming or recording

Examples of wrap in a Sentence

  1. They were busy wrapping presents late on Christmas Eve.

  2. Ribbons were wrapped around the dancers' arms.

  3. She wrapped a scarf around her neck.

  4. He wrapped tape around the bat's handle.

  5. I wrapped my arms around her.

  6. She wrapped her legs around a pillow.

  7. He wrapped his hands around the trophy.

  8. The line of people went out the door and wrapped around the corner.

Origin and Etymology of wrap

Middle English wrappen


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wrap

noun

Definition of wrap

  1. 1a (1) :  wrapper, wrapping (2) :  material used for wrapping plastic wrapb :  an article of clothing that may be wrapped around a person; especially :  an outer garment (such as a coat or shawl)c :  blanketd :  a treatment for the care of the skin in which material (such as hot wet cloth or seaweed) is wrapped around the entire body; also :  this material

  2. 2 :  a single turn or convolution of something wound around an object

  3. 3 wraps plural a :  restraintb :  a shroud of secrecy a plan kept under wraps

  4. 4 :  the completion of a schedule or session for filming or recording

  5. 5 :  a thin flat piece of bread that is rolled around a filling (as of meat, fish, or vegetables)

First Known Use of wrap

15th century


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wrap

adjective

Definition of wrap

  1. :  wraparound 1

First Known Use of wrap

1923



WRAP Defined for English Language Learners

wrap

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verb

Definition of wrap for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (something) by winding or folding a piece of material around it

  • : to wind or fold (something) around something else

  • : to put (your arms, legs, etc.) around someone or something

wrap

noun

Definition of wrap for English Language Learners

  • : material used for covering or wrapping something

  • : a piece of clothing that is wrapped around a person's shoulders, waist, etc.

  • : a thin piece of bread that is rolled around a filling of meat, vegetables, etc.


WRAP Defined for Kids

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wrap

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verb \ˈrap\

Definition of wrap for Students

wrapped

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wrapping

  1. 1 :  to cover by winding or folding I'll wrap the baby in a blanket.

  2. 2 :  to enclose in a package

  3. 3 :  to wind or fold around She wrapped her arms around me.

  4. 4 :  to involve the attention of completely He was wrapped up in his work.

wrap up

  1. 1 :  to bring to an end Let's wrap up this meeting.

  2. 2 :  to put on warm clothing


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wrap

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noun

Definition of wrap for Students

  1. :  a warm loose outer garment (as a shawl, cape, or coat)



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