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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Fons: There is bruising because of wrapping (your body) with the hammock. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Aerial yoga on rise, with high-flying poses stemming from circuses," 9 Apr. 2018 The sweet snap of the newborn wrapping her tiny hand around her mom’s finger, which now has over 17 million likes, beat out Beyoncé’s pregnancy announcement and the birth of Cristiano Ronaldo’s daughter for the top spot. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Kylie Jenner Shows Off Baby Stormi's Tiny Foot: 'Mommy's Cute Little Toes'," 25 Feb. 2018 By the time people are putting up Santa decorations and wrapping presents, Rachel and Michael Haseltine hope their Better Half Brewing will be serving beer in downtown Bristol. Don Stacom, Courant Community, "New Brewery Looks to Offer Craft Beer In Bristol By End of 2018," 13 July 2018 The farm, from the 3,700-square-foot home with a wrapping, multi-wall mural of the sprawling grounds to the airy, 19-stall barn, signals the commitment of Ruis to dive into the horse-racing game in bigger, bolder ways. Bryce Miller, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Kentucky two-step proves Ruis is serious about another Derby run," 7 May 2018 Stored at the time inside the MFA’s textile conservation area, the mummy head was covered with ancient wrappings, which could not be disturbed. Cristela Guerra, BostonGlobe.com, "The MFA, the FBI, and the 4,000-year-old mummy," 25 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of wrapping

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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