wraparound

adjective
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

wraparound

noun

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

With 67 residences, wraparound terraces, and column-free walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, the building offers expansive views of New York City—something a condo built in 2019 cannot be without. Samantha Swenson, ELLE Decor, "Interior Designer Cyril Vergniol Says Goodbye to Cookie-Cutter Apartments," 8 Mar. 2019 From its wraparound windows, the resort's guests-a maximum of 10 at any given time-can watch the aurora borealis dance around the sky or survey an endless horizon of jagged peaks blanketed in untouched snow. Nikki Ekstein, chicagotribune.com, "Denali National Park welcomes its first, and last, luxury hotel," 20 Feb. 2018 The new electric vehicles have a wraparound front window, which offers a wider view for the driver (similar to the Royal Mail’s electric vans, which were also developed in partnership with Arrival). Thuy Ong, The Verge, "UPS will pilot these adorable electric trucks in Paris and London," 9 May 2018 The décor may be conservative, but the wraparound windows show off panoramic stretches of the Ashley River to memorable effect. Paul Oswell, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Rooftop Bars in Charleston," 26 Apr. 2018 From its wraparound windows, the resort's guests-a maximum of 10 at any given time-can watch the aurora borealis dance around the sky or survey an endless horizon of jagged peaks blanketed in untouched snow. Nikki Ekstein, chicagotribune.com, "Denali National Park welcomes its first, and last, luxury hotel," 20 Feb. 2018 From its wraparound windows, the resort's guests-a maximum of 10 at any given time-can watch the aurora borealis dance around the sky or survey an endless horizon of jagged peaks blanketed in untouched snow. Author: Nikki Ekstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Denali National Park welcomes its first, and last, luxury hotel," 18 Feb. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Step outside onto the house's wraparound deck, or the small outdoor seating area on the second level, for some sunbathing. Rori Kotch, Country Living, "You Will Want to Spend Every Single Summer in This Floating Tiny House," 17 July 2015 The game was scoreless until the last minute of the first period, when Plevy poked in the rebound of Griffin’s wraparound. Jimmy Golen, The Seattle Times, "Northeastern beats BC 4-2 for 2nd straight Beanpot title," 11 Feb. 2019 That’s why the agreement in L.A., which was ratified Jan. 22, is full of provisions to that effect: a school nurse in every school, every day; more counselors; a commitment to more community schools that provide wraparound services. WSJ, "Teachers Union Chief Defends the L.A. Strike," 28 Jan. 2019 Step onto the wraparound porch, then enter a bright, open living space with cathedral ceilings, skylights, and gas fireplace. Jon Gorey, BostonGlobe.com, "For sale: Bungalows in Needham and Weston," 18 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of wraparound

Adjective

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wraparound

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of wraparound

: going all or most of the way around something

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