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A loose dressing gown or negligee.
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A negligée or loose dressing gown.
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That in which an object is wrapped or covered, as:
  • The material, such as paper, in which something is wrapped.
    A candy wrapper.
  • The material encircling a magazine or newspaper sent by mail.
  • A book jacket.
  • The tobacco leaf covering a cigar.
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One that wraps, as a store employee who wraps parcels.
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A person or thing that wraps.
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That in which something is wrapped; covering; cover.
  • The leaf of tobacco forming the covering of a cigar.
  • The paper wrapping in which a newspaper, magazine, etc. is enclosed for mailing.
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A loose garment that is wrapped around the body; esp., a woman's dressing gown or baby's robe.
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A data structure or software that contains ("wraps around") other data or software, so that the contained elements can exist in the newer system. The term is often used with component software, where a wrapper is placed around a legacy routine to make it behave like an object. This is also called "encapsulation" or "wrapper encapsulation," but is not the same as "object encapsulation," a fundamental concept of object technology. See encapsulation and tunneling.
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Something that is wrapped around something else as a cover or protection: a wrapping.
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One who, or that which, wraps.

He proved to be a remarkably efficient wrapper of parcels.

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(computing) A construct, such as a class or module, that serves to mediate access to another.

We need a Perl wrapper for this C++ library.

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Origin of wrapper

  • wrap + -er

    From Wiktionary