Wrap Definition

răp
wrapped, wrapping, wraps
verb
wrapped, wrapping, wraps
To arrange or fold (something) about as cover or protection.
She wrapped her fur coat closely about herself.
American Heritage
To twine, extend, coil, etc.
Webster's New World
To cover by this means.
Webster's New World
To complete the photographing of a film, scene, etc.
Webster's New World
To cover, envelop, or encase, as by folding or coiling something about.
Wrapped my head in a scarf.
American Heritage
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noun
wraps
An outer covering.
Webster's New World
A garment to be wrapped or folded about a person, especially an outer garment such as a robe, cloak, shawl, or coat.
American Heritage
A blanket.
American Heritage
A wrapping or wrapper.
American Heritage
A kind of sandwich consisting of a piece of flatbread wrapped around any of various fillings.
Webster's New World
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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.

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idiom
under wraps
  • Secret or concealed:
American Heritage
wrapped up in
  • Completely immersed or absorbed in:

    She is wrapped up in her studies.

  • Involved in:

    They were wrapped up in criminal activities.

American Heritage
(kept) under wraps
  • (kept) secret, concealed, etc.

    plans for a surprise party kept under wraps

Webster's New World
wrapped up in
  • devoted to; absorbed or engrossed in (work, etc.)
  • involved or implicated in
Webster's New World
wrap up
  • to enfold in a covering
  • to put on warm clothing
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Wrap

Noun

Singular:
wrap
Plural:
wraps

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Wrap

Origin of Wrap

  • From Middle English wrappen (“to wrap, fold"), from Old English *wræppan, *wrappan, from Proto-Germanic *wrappanÄ… (“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.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English wrappen wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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