- Wrap is defined as to surround or cover by folding around something.
- An example of wrap is covering and attaching decorative paper to the outside of a gift box.
- An example of wrap is someone hugging their arms and legs around a tree.
transitive verbwrapped, wrapping
- to wind or fold (a covering) around something
- to cover by this means
- to envelop, surround, overspread, etc. or hide, conceal, veil, etc. as by enveloping: a town wrapped in fog
- to enclose and fasten in a wrapper of paper, etc.: a box wrapped for mailing
- to wind or fold: to wrap one's arms around someone
- Film to complete photographing (a film, scene, etc.)
Origin of wrapMiddle English wrappen
- to twine, extend, coil, etc.: usually with over, around, etc.
- Film to complete the photographing of a film, scene, etc.
- an outer covering; esp.,
- something worn by being wrapped around the body, as a shawl
- an outer garment, as an overcoat
- a blanket
- material used for wrapping things
- secrecy; censorship; concealment: plans kept under wraps
- a kind of sandwich consisting of a piece of flatbread wrapped around any of various fillings
- Film the completion of the photographing of a film, a scene, etc.
wrapped up in
- devoted to; absorbed or engrossed in (work, etc.)
- involved or implicated in
- to enfold in a covering
- to put on warm clothing
- ☆ Informal
- to bring to an end; make final; conclude; settle
- to give a concluding, summarizing statement, report, etc.
verbwrapped wrapped or wrapt , wrap·ping, wraps
- To arrange or fold (something) about as cover or protection: She wrapped her fur coat closely about herself.
- To cover, envelop, or encase, as by folding or coiling something about: wrapped my head in a scarf.
- To enclose, especially in paper, and fasten: wrap a package; wrapped up the peelings.
- To clasp, fold, or coil about something: She wrapped her arms about his neck.
- To move (text that will not fit on a line) automatically to the following line.
- To envelop and obscure: Fog wrapped the city.
- To surround or involve in a specified quality or atmosphere: The plan was wrapped in secrecy.
- To engross: She was wrapped in thought.
- To coil or twist about or around something: The flag wrapped around the pole.
- To be moved automatically to the following line upon reaching a margin. Used of text.
- To put on warm clothing. Usually used with up.
- To conclude filming: The movie is scheduled to wrap next week.
- A garment to be wrapped or folded about a person, especially an outer garment such as a robe, cloak, shawl, or coat.
- A blanket.
- A wrapping or wrapper.
- A flatbread, such as a tortilla or lavash, rolled around a filling. Also called roll-up.
- The completion of filming on a movie.
Origin of wrapMiddle English wrappen; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present wraps, present participle wrapping, simple past and past participle wrapped or (archaic) wrapt)
- To enclose (an object) completely in any flexible, thin material such as fabric or paper.
- To enclose or coil around an object or organism, as a form of grasping.
- A snake wraps itself around its prey.
- (figuratively) To conceal by enveloping or enfolding; to hide.
- (intransitive, video production) To finish shooting (filming) a video, television show, or movie.
- To avoid going over budget, let's make sure we wrap by ten.
From Middle English wrappen (“to wrap, fold”), from Old English *wræppan, *wrappan, from Proto-Germanic *wrappaną (“to wrap, turn, twist”), from Proto-Indo-European *werp-, *werb- (“to turn, twist, bend”). Akin to Middle English wlappen (“to wrap, lap, fold”), Middle Dutch lappen (“to wrap up”), Danish dialectal vravle (“to wind, wind around”), Middle Low German wrempen (“to wrinkle, scrunch the face”), Old Italian goluppare (“to wrap”) (from Germanic). More at lap, envelop.
wrap - Computer Definition
A restoral mechanism employed in Resilient Packet Ring (RPR). In the event of a node or link failure, wrap calls for data to travel around the fiber optic ring until it reaches the node nearest the break. That node turns the traffic around and sends it in the reverse direction over the counter-rotating ring. See also dual counter-rotating ring, fiber optics, link, node, RPR, and steer.