• Wrap


    • RP & US: enPR: răp, IPA: /ɹæp/
    • Rhymes: -æp
    • Homophones: rap


    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.

    Full definition of wrap


    1. (transitive) To enclose (an object) completely in any flexible, thin material such as fabric or paper.
    2. (transitive) To enclose or coil around an object or organism, as a form of grasping.A snake wraps itself around its prey.
      • BryantLike one that wraps the drapery of his couch
        About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
    3. (figurative) To conceal by enveloping or enfolding; to hide.
      • Carewwise poets that wrap truth in tales
    4. (transitive or 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.


    • (enclose in fabric, paper, etc) enfold




    (plural wraps)
    1. A garment that one wraps around the body to keep oneself warm.
    2. A type of food consisting of various ingredients wrapped in a pancake.
    3. (entertainment) The completion of all or a major part of a performance.
      • 1994, Olivia Goldsmith, Fashionably Late, But she could knock off right after the wrap, have dinner, and take a later flight.
      • 2003, January 12, Encore Presentation: Interview With the Bee Gees, The first time I met him is when we went to the -- after the wrap party, we went to a little sound room -- or a little screening room and watched the preview
      • 2009, November 14, And that's a wrap on "News Watch." For Judy, Jim, Cal and Kirsten, I'm Jon Scott. We'll see you again next week.'


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