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 charming bed-and-breakfast is housed in a 1908 home with a wraparound porch lined with rocking chairs and porch swings. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 The wraparound porch has a biophilic theme with its abundance of greenery and canopied chairs. Shivani Vora, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 As a teen, I was completely obsessed with big, wraparound shield frames. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 11 Apr. 2022 There’s also a wraparound pool—which cannot be replicated today due to building codes—that gives the impression the home is floating on water. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2022 The latest Uovo features a wraparound 24-seat counter overlooking the open kitchen, plus interior tables. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2022 Outdoor space includes a wraparound front porch, sunroom, back porch and patio. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 30 Sep. 2021 The budding fashion and beauty mogul dreamed up these wraparound oval sunglasses that blend a rimless style with a metal frame (available with or without a prescription). Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Mar. 2022 From the far side of its wraparound wooden deck, an artist’s rendering shows a suspension footbridge, also wooden, wide enough for three people to walk abreast. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 1 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Nedeljkovic deserved a share of the credit, but Lucas Raymond had a nice chance around the net early on, and Michael Rasmussen attempted a wraparound in the waning minutes. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 27 Apr. 2022 Maass carried the puck unchallenged behind the Gopher cage and whipped a wraparound past goalie Justen Close at 7:22 of the second period. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Apr. 2022 Hertl scored on a wraparound, getting his 23rd goal after Quick overcommitted at the near post. Dan Greenspan, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Mar. 2022 Stefan puts a wraparound through goalie Campbell Arnold. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, 5 Dec. 2021 Participants will also be connected with local wraparound support services through national non-profit Persevere to help ensure their success. Ali Shahbaz, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Monarch’s wraparound services provide students with everything from access to basic health care and therapists to clothing, laundry and shower facilities, along with resources for parents. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 May 2022 The 8,420-square-foot space will have a wraparound bar. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 25 May 2022 The plan eliminates the need for trailers within a decade, while making significant investments in career and technology education, special and alternative schools, and community schools, which provide wraparound services tailored to the community. Baltimore Sun, 17 May 2022 See More

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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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14 May 2022

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“Wraparound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wraparound. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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