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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

Although the statue’s face is rough-hewn and unrecognizable, the figure is shown clothed in the pale blue wraparound coat that Melania wore at Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. Reuters, The Mercury News, "Artists unveil monument to Melania Trump near her hometown," 5 July 2019 The Grand Victorian Inn in nearby Park City, originally built in 1885, sustained a fire, rebuilding and renovations, and now features 11 rooms, a wraparound porch and full breakfast. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "You can get to these 10 unique road trip destinations from Indy in 5 hours or less," 3 July 2019 Before you jump online and start drooling over wraparound porches, come up with a game plan. Andra Chantim, Good Housekeeping, "This Is the Best Time to Buy a House, According to Experts," 1 July 2019 Features include 4½ baths, a fireplace, a full-floor master suite with his and hers closets, and more than 2,000 square feet of outdoor space, including a wraparound terrace off the family room and two rooftop decks. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Brandon Marshall takes loss on Loop penthouse, selling for $3.2 million," 4 June 2019 Upstairs, the dramatic master suite has vaulted ceilings and expands to a writer’s nook, lounge and wraparound balcony. Jack Flemming, latimes.com, "Actor Rhys Darby’s Colfax Meadows home fetches $2.16 million," 18 June 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Whether that will change if Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed state aid to schools for wraparound services makes it into the final state budget is still unclear. Patrick O'donnell, cleveland.com, "Wraparound services are focus of county’s contribution to Say Yes to Education," 6 July 2019 When the 3,000-square-foot penthouse suite is finished, the spread will comprise two master bedrooms, a central living and dining area with a gas fireplace, and a heated wraparound terrace that offers tip-top views of the Washington Monument. Sarah Firshein, Condé Nast Traveler, "Dupont Circle Review: First In," 1 July 2019 The Blues, pumped up by the crowd’s energy, scored the game’s first goal, on a wraparound by O’Reilly 43 seconds into the first period. Helene Elliott, latimes.com, "Stanley Cup: Blues even series with victory over Bruins," 3 June 2019 Designed by Milosav Cekic and built by Gulf Coast Custom Homes, the Victorian-inspired, waterfront residence has four levels, seven bedrooms and a top-floor wraparound balcony that offers serene beach vistas. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Go inside the 5 most expensive homes for sale in Galveston now," 11 June 2019 The island's Catalina Chimes ring intermittently throughout the day from their Spanish tower perch, and Wrigley's former mansion, Mt. Ada, is now a hilltop B&B with a wraparound dining terrace offering unbeatable ocean views. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 15 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2019," 6 June 2019 Zach Sanford retrieved the puck and O'Reilly tucked the it inside the post on a wraparound. Stephen Whyno, chicagotribune.com, "Blues beat Bruins 4-2 to knot Stanley Cup Final at 2-2," 3 June 2019 Tossing the, In a matching move, hairstylist Jenda Alcorn tossed the Los Angeles-based beauty's blonde lengths into a wraparound milkmaid braid, then fastened tiny daisies, roses, and white flowers into her plaits. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Elle Fanning Puts a Fresh Spin on the Flower Crown," 15 May 2019 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

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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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