Wrap meaning

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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.

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To arrange or fold (something) about as cover or protection.

She wrapped her fur coat closely about herself.

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To cover, envelop, or encase, as by folding or coiling something about.

Wrapped my head in a scarf.

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To enclose, especially in paper, and fasten.

Wrap a package; wrapped up the peelings.

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To clasp, fold, or coil about something.

She wrapped her arms about his neck.

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To move (text that will not fit on a line) automatically to the following line.
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To envelop and obscure.

Fog wrapped the city.

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To engross.

She was wrapped in thought.

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To coil or twist about or around something.

The flag wrapped around the pole.

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To be moved automatically to the following line upon reaching a margin. Used of text.
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To put on warm clothing. Usually used with up.
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To conclude filming.

The movie is scheduled to wrap next week.

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A garment to be wrapped or folded about a person, especially an outer garment such as a robe, cloak, shawl, or coat.
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A blanket.
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A wrapping or wrapper.
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A flatbread, such as a tortilla or lavash, rolled around a filling.
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The completion of filming on a movie.
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To envelop, surround, overspread, etc. or hide, conceal, veil, etc. as by enveloping.

A town wrapped in fog.

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To enclose and fasten in a wrapper of paper, etc.

A box wrapped for mailing.

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To wind or fold.

To wrap one's arms around someone.

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To complete photographing (a film, scene, etc.)
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To twine, extend, coil, etc.
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To complete the photographing of a film, scene, etc.
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An outer covering.
  • Something worn by being wrapped around the body, as a shawl.
  • An outer garment, as an overcoat.
  • A blanket.
  • Material used for wrapping things.
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A kind of sandwich consisting of a piece of flatbread wrapped around any of various fillings.
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The completion of the photographing of a film, a scene, etc.
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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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To enclose (an object) completely in any flexible, thin material such as fabric or paper.
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To enclose or coil around an object or organism, as a form of grasping.

A snake wraps itself around its prey.

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(figuratively) To conceal by enveloping or enfolding; to hide.
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(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.

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A garment that one wraps around the body to keep oneself warm.
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A type of food consisting of various ingredients wrapped in a pancake.
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(entertainment) The completion of all or a major part of a performance.
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To surround or involve in a specified quality or atmosphere.

The plan was wrapped in secrecy.

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under wraps
  • Secret or concealed:.
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wrapped up in
  • Completely immersed or absorbed in:.
    She is wrapped up in her studies.
  • Involved in:.
    They were wrapped up in criminal activities.
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(kept) under wraps
  • (kept) secret, concealed, etc.
    Plans for a surprise party kept under wraps.
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wrapped up in
  • Devoted to; absorbed or engrossed in (work, etc.).
  • Involved or implicated in.
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wrap up
  • To enfold in a covering.
  • To put on warm clothing.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

wrapped up in
(kept) under wraps
wrapped up in

Origin of wrap

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

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

  • 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