wrap·​around | \ˈrap-ə-ˌrau̇nd \

Definition of wraparound 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : made to be wrapped around something and especially the body a wraparound skirt

2a : shaped to follow a contour especially : made to curve from the front around to the side wraparound sunglasses wraparound terraces

b : extending laterally to the outermost limits of the field of vision a wraparound movie screen



Definition of wraparound (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a garment (such as a dress) made with a full-length opening and adjusted to the figure by wrapping around

2 : an object that encircles or especially curves and laps over another

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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

After all, its wraparound deck alone is bigger than many Manhattanites' entire homes (853 square feet!). Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "There's An Interesting Theory Why Justin Timberlake's New York Penthouse Hasn't Sold," 25 July 2018 Sharing a series of photos on Instagram, Hadid is seen striking her best regram-ready poses on top of her four-wheeler, a white wraparound crop top exposing her sculpted midsection and toned arms. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Bella Hadid Just Turned a Desert Four-Wheeling Excursion Into a Major Ab Reveal," 25 Nov. 2018 Book the wraparound swim-up suite that takes lounging to new levels. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 The car glowed with splashes of LED exterior lighting across its tail and similar streaks accenting the wraparound cabin, giving a sense of floating. Bradley Berman, Popular Mechanics, "Audi Officially Unveils Its First EV, the E-Tron," 18 Sep. 2018 Delaire Graff Estate Delaire Graff Estate is a designer winery with wraparound mountain and valley views. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Cape Town," 14 Sep. 2018 Kiss-lock hardware adds retro flair, a wraparound magnetic flap adds security, and the adjustable strap means it can be worn as a crossbody or shoulder bag. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Retro-chic bag is gentle on the earth," 18 July 2018 The bedroom features a coffered ceiling and wraparound views of the pool and wooded backyard, while the bathroom boasts heated floors, steam shower and a circular tub carved out a single piece of marble. Joey Morona, cleveland.com, "Smart home in Moreland Hills seeks $1.895 million: House of the Week," 20 Apr. 2018 Started in 1991 as an emergency shelter with eight congregations participating, the center now has over 100 congregational partners of all faiths and wraparound support which extends beyond emergency shelter. Laura A. Hobson, Cincinnati.com, "Interfaith Hospitality Network: A circle of community concern," 17 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Not only is there more time spent than ever in the Falcon’s cockpit,but for the first time in a Star Wars film, Howard used a high-tech wraparound screen in front of the actors that projected what their characters were seeing. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "'Solo': Everything you need to know about the 'Star Wars' spinoff," 21 May 2018 His wraparound generally includes photos from charity events, feature stories focused on people of color, stories on high school sports, and Smukler’s editorials. Jeremy Roebuck, Philly.com, "Sheriff sale ads: A bonanza for the politically connected in Philly," 27 Apr. 2018 Players were initially unsure about the notion of a wraparound schedule, but crafting the season more like the NBA, NHL, and NFL (baseball is a quintessential summer sport capped by a perfect Fall Classic) has ultimately been good for the game. Tara Sullivan, BostonGlobe.com, "New PGA Tour format is good for golf, but at Boston’s expense," 10 July 2018 Honor Roll Dennis Cholowski, 2 goals (nice hustle to the net and tap in and took advantage of a slow goalie on the wraparound). Dylan Bumbarger, OregonLive.com, "Chiefs 4, Winterhawks 3 (overtime)," 25 Mar. 2018 The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home is listed for $1.379 million, and comes with numerous features, according to Hooked on Houses, including peach and apple trees, a tranquil wraparound porch, and shiplap aplenty—yes, please! Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "This Indiana Farmhouse is Every Country Girl's Dream," 29 July 2016 Trust us: with its lofty magnolia trees and classic wraparound porch, Prescott House, the historic Victorian for sale at 120 North 6th Street in Fernandina Beach, Florida, will take your breath away from halfway down the block. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "This Historic Victorian For Sale on Amelia Island Redefines Outdoor Living," 7 June 2018 Not just the spins and wraparounds and high-flying rim runs. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Blake Griffin's Pistons debut worth the price, at least for one night," 1 Feb. 2018 The Singlefin looks nothing like your dorky traditional wraparound running shades. Outside Online, "The Best Women’s Running Kit of 2018," 15 May 2018

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1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of wraparound

: going all or most of the way around something

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