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 This 1895 Victorian near the Stony Brook T stop and Southwest Corridor Park boasts a wraparound porch, durable slate roof, full woodshop, and restored windows. BostonGlobe.com, "For sale: Victorian stunners from the class of 1895," 8 Apr. 2021 Long, wraparound ankle straps may seem overly complicated at first glance, but these versatile leather sandals open a world of possibility for just about any warm weather outfit. Nicola Fumo, Forbes, "15 Pairs Of Cute Sandals For Stepping Into Warmer Days," 8 Apr. 2021 More twists and turns follow, some offering panoramas of distant mountains before finally ending atop the high perch of Massai Point at 6,870 feet with wraparound views. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, "Road trip inspiration: Here are 7 things you don't want to miss in southern Arizona," 7 Apr. 2021 But Alex Killorn answered for the Lightning with a wraparound goal. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Dylan Strome returns from concussion protocol, but Chicago Blackhawks lose 4-2 to the Tampa Bay Lightning," 19 Mar. 2021 Across the street is Renwick House (146 N. College Ave.), a late Victorian with a two-story turret, a large bay window and a wraparound porch. Los Angeles Times, "Craftsman, Classical, Victorian and more: Claremont shows off its architecture on this driving tour," 17 Mar. 2021 Geordi La Forge, the chief engineer of the USS Enterprise-D, could perceive a large swath of electromagnetic spectrum with his wraparound VISOR prosthetic. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "Touching the Light: Rats Get Fitted with Star Trek VISORs," 13 Feb. 2013 Outside, patrons will find plenty of picnic table seating on a wraparound porch area and lots of green space. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, "First look at the brisket, sausage and ribs at Pinkerton's Barbecue, opening Saturday in downtown San Antonio," 12 Feb. 2021 Abbott’s 1937 photograph shows a jaunty villa designed in a transitional Greek Revival-Italianate style, with Italianate scroll-sawn brackets at the eaves and windows as well as a wraparound porch adorned with lively scrollwork. New York Times, "Preserving New York’s Ties to the Underground Railroad," 8 Jan. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Alexandre Texier made a wraparound pass to an uncovered Nick Foligno, who scored his sixth goal. Dana Gauruder, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings wake up early in 3-1 win over Columbus Blue Jackets," 28 Mar. 2021 Nick Foligno finished a wraparound pass through the crease by Alexandre Texier for his sixth goal. Matt Schoch, Star Tribune, "Calvin Pickard makes 21 stops as Red Wings beat Blue Jackets," 27 Mar. 2021 The main salon is an open, airy design, with a level floor, wraparound windows along the sides providing natural light, and excellent headroom. Michael Verdon, Robb Report, "Azimut’s New Design-Forward 53-Foot Yacht Has a Floating Flybridge," 13 Mar. 2021 Above Monarch is Kessaku, a sushi lounge and wraparound observation deck that is expected to open March 24, 2021. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "This new restaurant has the best skyline views in Dallas," 10 Mar. 2021 The top floor suites, with their long wraparound balconies, are worth the spend; the Pacific Suite is the largest at 838 square feet. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "Kaimana Beach Hotel: First In," 5 Mar. 2021 Plus, it’s smartly designed, with a wraparound zipper for easy access that doesn’t disturb your careful packing. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "Away just released its bestselling carry-on bag in a larger size," 18 Feb. 2021 Funds a day and night of safety and wraparound services for a survivor or their child in the Raphael House shelter. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Raphael House of Portland works to show domestic violence survivors ‘a view of a hopeful world’: Season of Sharing 2020," 16 Nov. 2020 With two decks, a wraparound deck off the living room and a private deck off the owner's bedroom, the home makes the most of its coveted St. Croix setting. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "$1.3M home on Stillwater's St. Croix River bluff offers panoramic views," 26 Feb. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wraparound. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wraparound

: going all or most of the way around something

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