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

But the true showpiece is in the dining room, a wraparound mural by Parisian designer Florence Girette that recalls the great rooms of 17th-century France. Olivia Martin, Town & Country, "This Upper East Side Townhouse Is Brimming With Bespoke Furniture and French Antiques," 25 Jan. 2019 The Faena House has 41 luxury apartments, each designed to max out ocean views with floor-to-ceiling windows and wraparound terraces. Kaitlin Menza, House Beautiful, "Kim Kardashian And Kanye West’s New Miami Condo Refills Their Gas Tanks," 17 Jan. 2019 The Kardashian-West fam's newest abode boasts four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, 4,700 square feet of space, and a wraparound terrace. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kanye West Bought Kim Kardashian a $14 Million Christmas Gift," 29 Dec. 2018 Currently on the market is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,395-square-foot Colonial with a wraparound deck on a quarter-acre, listed for $283,000. Nancy Keates, WSJ, "The Artsy Southern Town That Wants to Be the Next Portland," 13 Dec. 2018 However the best part was the wraparound terrace with seating, where guests lingered and enjoyed the skyline and city lights long into the evening. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "RH New York Takes Manhattan by Storm—In Modern Fashion," 6 Sep. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Walker, who had an apparent first-period goal negated by a goalie interference call, extended the Kings’ lead with a wraparound shot that got past Varlamov at 12:58 of the second period. Dennis Georgatos, The Seattle Times, "Brown’s overtime goal lifts Kings past Avalanche 3-2," 31 Dec. 2018 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

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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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