wrap·​around | \ ˈrap-ə-ˌrau̇nd How to pronounce wraparound (audio) \

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

Examples of wraparound in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Over time, wraparound programs were expanded to nearby Willow and Miles Park elementary and the Warner Girls Leadership Academy. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland, "Slavic Village neighborhood groups rally behind schools with P-16: Cleveland City Champions," 15 Dec. 2019 Included among the open air spaces is a 163-foot wraparound infinity pool located by a bar, lounge and fire pit, as well as a rooftop terrace that boasts its own dining area, bar and spa. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "The Biggest Home Ever Built in the Hollywood Hills Sells for $35.5 Million — See Inside!," 13 Dec. 2019 Lefty has never played more than twice in the fall since the PGA Tour went to the wraparound season in 2013. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Mickelson racing the clock and spinning his wheels," 8 Oct. 2019 With the two devices sharing such a similar form factor, the Mi Mix Alpha could let Xiaomi experiment with a wraparound screen on a commercial device without worrying about the durability issues of foldable smartphones. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Xiaomi’s crazy new $2,800 phone has display on the front, sides, and back," 24 Sep. 2019 Our sleek minimalist room and wraparound balcony don’t even try to compete with the view. Frances Mayes, National Geographic, "Discover Italy’s most delicious secret," 11 July 2019 For Darby, 60, this bookstore tucked inside an old yellow house with a wraparound porch in Clarksburg was his opportunity to finally sell books the old-fashioned way. Washington Post, "An independent bookstore owner is facing the last chapter of his beloved business," 3 Dec. 2019 These feature both a wraparound brim as well as fabric with 50+ UPF sun protection. Anna Lane, USA TODAY, "The best Patagonia Black Friday deals," 30 Nov. 2019 Tomei emotes up a storm more brooding even than the clouds billowing over the Louisiana Gulf Coast in Lucy Mackinnon's atmospheric wraparound projections. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Rose Tattoo': Theater Review," 16 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The department is still in the identification process, but hopes to work with individual and family therapy, tutoring programs, substance abuse and wraparound services and others already working in Louisville. Darcy Costello, The Courier-Journal, "As deadline looms on youth detention plan, tweaks include more beds and family engagement," 18 Dec. 2019 The goal came only some 30 seconds after Coyle just missed connecting for one of his own on a wraparound that Price cut off at the left post. BostonGlobe.com, "Not Tuesday night. Led by David Pastrnak’s sixth career hat trick, and helped immensely by the porous netminding of Montreal’s Carey Price, the Bruins shellacked the Habs, 8-1, at the Bell Centre, for the their most-lopsided win at this part of La Belle Province in more than 20 years.," 27 Nov. 2019 Forward Tyler Toffoli was stuffed by Hutton on a wraparound. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "Kings shoot plenty of blanks as scoreless streak grows in loss to Sabres," 17 Oct. 2019 Vrankic hit two 3s, added a steal and drove nearly the length of the court for a layup, then made a wraparound pass in the paint to Jaden Bediako as part of a 15-2 run that helped the Broncos pull away in the first half. SFChronicle.com, "Santa Clara men start fast in win over Cal," 7 Dec. 2019 Rainfall forecasts for New York City and adjacent suburbs are challenging, given they will see the system's wraparound rain shield, but lesser in the way of strong winds and dynamics to the east. Matthew Cappucci, chicagotribune.com, "Powerhouse wind and rainstorm to roar through New England," 17 Oct. 2019 There's even a shutter button of sorts, thanks to the wraparound screen. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Huawei’s new flagship smartphone ships without Google apps," 19 Sep. 2019 The wraparound shades worn on both the front and back of one’s head. Emily Heil, Washington Post, "Guy Fieri is really into people dressing up as him for Halloween," 30 Oct. 2019 At the video’s start, a white deputy in wraparound sunglasses can be seen kneeling on the ground and holding the black teenager in a headlock. BostonGlobe.com, "Video showing teen with no arms or legs being tackled and pinned by deputy prompts Arizona investigation - The Boston Globe," 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of wraparound


1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wraparound.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wraparound. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wraparound

: going all or most of the way around something

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