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wrap

verb \ ˈrap \

Definition of wrap

wrapped; wrapping
transitive verb
1 a :to cover especially by winding or folding
b :to envelop and secure for transportation or storage :bundle
d :to coil, fold, draw, or twine (such as string or cloth) around something
b :to suffuse or surround with an aura or state
  • the affair was wrapped in scandal
c :to involve completely :engross usually used with up
3 :to conceal or obscure as if by enveloping
4 :to enclose as if with a protective covering
5 :to finish filming or recording
  • wrap a movie
intransitive verb
1 :to wind, coil, or twine so as to encircle or cover something
2 :to put on clothing :dress usually used with up
3 :to be subject to covering, enclosing, or packaging usually used with up
4 :to come to completion in filming or recording

Examples of wrap in a Sentence

  1. They were busy wrapping presents late on Christmas Eve.

  2. Ribbons were wrapped around the dancers' arms.

  3. She wrapped a scarf around her neck.

  4. He wrapped tape around the bat's handle.

  5. I wrapped my arms around her.

  6. She wrapped her legs around a pillow.

  7. He wrapped his hands around the trophy.

  8. The line of people went out the door and wrapped around the corner.

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Origin and Etymology of wrap

Middle English wrappen

wrap Synonyms


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wrap

noun

Definition of wrap

1 a (1) :wrapper, wrapping
(2) :material used for wrapping
  • plastic wrap
b :an article of clothing that may be wrapped around a person; especially :an outer garment (such as a coat or shawl)
c :blanket
d :a treatment for the care of the skin in which material (such as hot wet cloth or seaweed) is wrapped around the entire body; also :this material
2 :a single turn or convolution of something wound around an object
3 wraps plural
b :a shroud of secrecy
  • a plan kept under wraps
4 :the completion of a schedule or session for filming or recording
5 :a thin flat piece of bread that is rolled around a filling (as of meat, fish, or vegetables)

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First Known Use of wrap

15th century


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wrap

adjective

Definition of wrap

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First Known Use of wrap

1923



WRAP Defined for English Language Learners

wrap

verb

Definition of wrap for English Language Learners

  • : to cover (something) by winding or folding a piece of material around it

  • : to wind or fold (something) around something else

  • : to put (your arms, legs, etc.) around someone or something


wrap

noun

Definition of wrap for English Language Learners

  • : material used for covering or wrapping something

  • : a piece of clothing that is wrapped around a person's shoulders, waist, etc.

  • : a thin piece of bread that is rolled around a filling of meat, vegetables, etc.


WRAP Defined for Kids

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wrap

verb \ ˈrap \

Definition of wrap for Students

wrapped; wrapping
1 :to cover by winding or folding
  • I'll wrap the baby in a blanket.
2 :to enclose in a package
3 :to wind or fold around
  • She wrapped her arms around me.
4 :to involve the attention of completely
  • He was wrapped up in his work.
wrap up
1 :to bring to an end
  • Let's wrap up this meeting.
2 :to put on warm clothing

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wrap

noun

Definition of wrap for Students

:a warm loose outer garment (as a shawl, cape, or coat)


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