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 The modern farmhouse, built in 1999 on 10 acres, has a wraparound deck, soaring ceilings, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two partial bathrooms, a wine cellar and 8,700 square feet of living space. oregonlive, "On the market: Modern farmhouses are worth more, Zillow study shows," 14 Mar. 2020 The first-floor master suite with a luxury spa bathroom overlooks the grounds via floor-to-ceiling windows and exits to the wraparound deck. Dallas News, "Hewitt Habgood holds open Kessler Park creekside home," 26 Jan. 2020 Her contractor convinced her to build a wraparound deck, to take advantage of the now unobstructed views of the river and the graceful arches of the Bibb Graves Bridge. al, "Alabama city still rebuilding a year after devastating tornado," 19 Jan. 2020 Yet California may not be capable of providing such wraparound services to all who need them. Emily Underwood, Science | AAAS, "California has begun screening for early childhood trauma, but critics urge caution," 29 Jan. 2020 There’s also a 5,500-square-foot outdoor, wraparound terrace that will overlook the city’s bustling Central Business District. Bisma Parvez, Detroit Free Press, "Bedrock Detroit releases renderings of One Campus Martius expansion," 16 Jan. 2020 The units on floor 22 — all of which are already leased — feature private, wraparound terraces with views of downtown. Jordyn Grzelewski, cleveland, "First look: The Beacon downtown apartment tower offers lake views, luxury living," 5 Nov. 2019 Completely remodeled under his ownership, the interior holds such highlights as a restaurant-quality wet bar, a rounded sunroom, a movie theater, a gym and a wraparound terrace overlooking the ocean. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Comedian Russell Peters looks to shed landlord role," 5 Oct. 2019 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This means providing wraparound services that address needs from the clinical trial and pre-commercialization stages through the full lifecycle of their products. Sean Mcgowan, STAT, "Five years on, biosimilars need support from all health care players," 6 Mar. 2020 The menu touches down all over India, and is served in a room that retains the wraparound bar from Dylan Prime, the previous tenant. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Doma Food and Drinks Opens in the East Village," 4 Feb. 2020 Outside is a wraparound patio and something that's harder to come by in central Houston: great parking. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Spring Branch restaurant guide: what's newly open, coming soon," 18 Feb. 2020 There are about 40 seats inside, plus a long wraparound bar and about 48 seats outside on the patio. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Great Flood Brewing Co. is opening a new location in Middletown, complete with restaurant," 17 Jan. 2020 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

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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 29 Mar. 2020.

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: going all or most of the way around something

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