wrap·​ping | \ ˈra-piŋ How to pronounce wrapping (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Similarly, some viruses have an outer wrapping, which is called an envelope, while others are non-enveloped. Jeffrey Gardner, The Conversation, "Vodka won’t protect you from coronavirus, and 4 other things to know about hand sanitizer," 13 Mar. 2020 That same robust aesthetic played into dak galbi ssam, a boneless half-chicken flamed on the grill, served with galbi sauce and lettuce leaves for wrapping. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: The Magpie restaurant aims small, scores big with Korean-inspired food on San Antonio’s East Side," 5 Mar. 2020 Fruit cups were packaged in the same colorful, attractive wrappings used by candymakers. Courtland Milloy, Washington Post, "A D.C. nonprofit is bringing healthier options to neighborhood corner stores," 4 Feb. 2020 Stuffing, bacon wrapping, or smothering backstrap in heavy marinades can transform and overpower the flavor and texture of the meat. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "7 Rules for the Greatest Venison Backstrap of Your Life," 29 Jan. 2020 Still, those locations won’t accept metallic wrapping, ribbons, bows, ornaments or tissue paper. Conrad Swanson, The Denver Post, "Denver will no longer recycle Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons or bows," 26 Dec. 2019 The meals open with an assortment of Chinese-style pickles made from seasonal vegetables, and char siu pork belly is served with fresh greens from the farm for wrapping. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "The best new Bay Area pop-ups of 2019," 12 Dec. 2019 Craft and sales vendors, kid shopping zone, food, coffee, Santa photos, gift wrapping, holiday performances and more! Anchorage Daily News, "2019 Holiday Fairs and Bazaars," 27 Nov. 2019 In addition to that, members will also be able to access exclusive services from Nordstrom, including styling and gift wrapping, both of which come just in time for the busy holiday season. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Rent the Runway and Nordstrom to Expand Partnership Just in Time for the Holidays," 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of wrapping

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Wrapping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wrapping. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of wrapping

: something used to wrap something else : wrapper

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