wrap·ping | \ ˈra-piŋ \

Definition of wrapping 

: something used to wrap an object : wrapper

Examples of wrapping in a Sentence

She tore the wrapping off the present. Some of the mummy's wrappings had been removed.

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With season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race wrapping later this month, the show is celebrating almost a decade of being on air. Patrick Crowley, Billboard, "Todrick Hall: 5 Things You Didn't See on the 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3' Finale's One-Take Performance," 11 June 2018 In some cases, the plastic wrapping has a symbol showing it can be recycled. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte's recycling 'is broken.' Could your plastic, paper be headed for a landfill?," 2 July 2018 The worst things at the canteen are the cheese wrapping and yogurt pots. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "Our children's plastic lives seen through lunches," 7 June 2018 Thus, Dario Gessati’s clumsy set involved a large, intrusive frame and several sizable paintings in partial wrappings, including a period portrait that appeared to represent Pia, but the interpolated concept was confusing rather than informative. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "A Pair of U.S. Premieres at Spoleto Festival USA," 29 May 2018 The special was taped exactly 50 years ago today, with the shoot wrapping on June 29, 1968 in Burbank, California. Hilary Hughes, Billboard, "Looking For Trouble: 'The Searcher' & 'The King' Revisit Elvis Presley's '68 Special at the Perfect Time," 29 June 2018 Pippa discovered that during the wrapping for her car. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: In car funded by you, Indiana, Pippa Mann is racing for all of us," 16 May 2018 With so much plastic in the recycling, the men are constantly pulling out bags and wrapping — but other pieces of plastic move past them on the conveyer belt. Steve Harrison, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte's recycling 'is broken.' Could your plastic, paper be headed for a landfill?," 2 July 2018 During the wide-reaching conversation, Feige recounted his entire career trajectory from USC film school to interning with Richard Donner to the first Iron Man movie and wrapping up the second Infinity War, which just recently began postproduction. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "Marvel's Kevin Feige on Awards Season: "It Doesn’t Mean Everything"," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of wrapping

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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Phrases Related to wrapping

wrapping paper

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The first known use of wrapping was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of wrapping

: a thin piece of paper, plastic, fabric, etc., that covers or surrounds something to protect it


wrap·ping | \ ˈra-piŋ \

Kids Definition of wrapping

: something used to wrap something else : wrapper

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occurring twice a year or every two years

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