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.
She wrapped her fur coat closely about herself.
Wrapped my head in a scarf.
Wrap a package; wrapped up the peelings.
She wrapped her arms about his neck.
Fog wrapped the city.
She was wrapped in thought.
The flag wrapped around the pole.
The movie is scheduled to wrap next week.
A town wrapped in fog.
A box wrapped for mailing.
To wrap one's arms around someone.
- Something worn by being wrapped around the body, as a shawl.
- An outer garment, as an overcoat.
- A blanket.
- Material used for wrapping things.
To avoid going over budget, let's make sure we wrap by ten.
The plan was wrapped in secrecy.
- Secret or concealed:.
- Completely immersed or absorbed in:.She is wrapped up in her studies.
- Involved in:.They were wrapped up in criminal activities.
- (kept) secret, concealed, etc.Plans for a surprise party kept under wraps.
- Devoted to; absorbed or engrossed in (work, etc.).
- Involved or implicated in.
- To enfold in a covering.
- To put on warm clothing.
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 *wrÃ¦ppan, *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.