- to enclose in something wound or folded about (often followed by up): She wrapped her head in a scarf.
- to enclose and make fast (an article, bundle, etc.) within a covering of paper or the like (often followed by up): He wrapped the package up in brown paper.
- to wind, fold, or bind (something) about as a covering.
- to protect with coverings, outer garments, etc. (usually followed by up).
- to cover (fingernails) with a sheer silk or linen fabric, as to repair or strengthen them.
- to surround, envelop, shroud, or hide.
- to fold or roll up.
- Movies, Television. to finish the filming of (a motion picture).
- to wrap oneself (usually followed by up).
- to become wrapped, as about something; fold.
- Movies, Television. to complete the filming of a motion picture: We hope to wrap in time for Christmas.
- something to be wrapped about the person, especially in addition to the usual indoor clothing, as a shawl, scarf, or sweater: an evening wrap.
- a beauty treatment in which a part or all of the body is covered with cream, lotion, herbs, or the like and then wrapped snugly with cloth.
- a sheer silk or linen fabric glued to the fingernails to repair or strengthen them.
- a piece of thin, flat bread wrapped around a filling and eaten as a sandwich.
- Movies, Television.
- the completion of photography on a film or an individual scene.
- the termination of a working day during the shooting of a film.
- wraparound in style: a wrap skirt.
- wrap up, to conclude; finish work on: to wrap up a project.
- under wraps, Informal. secret: The army wants this research project kept under wraps.
- wrapped up in,
- intensely absorbed in: wrapped up in one's work.
- involved in; bound up with: Peace is wrapped up in willingness to compromise.
Origin of wrap
Examples from the Web for wrapped
In the mindset of the Coexist camp, those abstract beliefs have become twisted things, wrapped up with hate.COEXIST’s Bonehead Bumper-Sticker Politics
December 21, 2014
She tugged on the black rope that wrapped around his thighs and torso, her leather gloves creaking with each adjustment.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
Should a Republican be elected president in 2016, many of those 20 Justice Department investigations would be wrapped up quickly.Dear GOP: Fix the Damn Justice System!
December 7, 2014
Today the church is wrapped in scaffolding and metal ribbons are holding its façade in place until someone pays to repair it.Madonna, Carla Bruni & Obama Abandoned Pledges To Rebuild L'Aquila After The Quake
Barbie Latza Nadeau
November 18, 2014
His uniform was too tight and was wrapped around his doughy body like cellophane.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
I endeavoured to obtain sight of him, but he was so wrapped and clothed that I did not succeed.
It wasn't like him to be wrapped up in himself and to talk about dustbins.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
Send them to table hot, wrapped in the folds of a napkin that has been heated.
If wrapped in paste, it will not be done in less than five hours.
Wrapped in a thick cloth, this cake will keep soft for a week.
- the past tense and past participle of wrap
- Australian and NZ informal a variant spelling of rapt 2
- wrapped up informal
- completely absorbed or engrossed in
- implicated or involved in
- to fold or wind (paper, cloth, etc) around (a person or thing) so as to cover
- (often foll by up) to fold paper, etc, around to fasten securely
- to surround or conceal by surrounding
- to enclose, immerse, or absorbwrapped in sorrow
- to fold, wind, or roll up
- (intr; often foll by about, around, etc) to be or become wound or extended
- to complete the filming of (a motion picture or television programme)
- Also called: rap (often foll by up) Australian informal to praise (someone)
- a garment worn wrapped around the body, esp the shoulders, such as a shawl or cloak
- short for wrapround (def. 5)
- a type of sandwich consisting of a tortilla wrapped round a filling
- mainly US wrapping or a wrapper
- British slang a small package of an illegal drug in powder forma wrap of heroin
- Also called: rap Australian informal a commendation
- the end of a working day during the filming of a motion picture or television programme
- the completion of filming of a motion picture or television programme
- keep under wraps to keep secret
- take the wraps off to reveal
Word Origin and History for wrapped
early 14c., wrappen, of uncertain etymology, perhaps via Scandinavian (cf. Danish dialectal vravle "to wind"), ultimately from PIE *werp- "to turn, wind" (cf. Greek rhaptein "to sew"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). Related: Wrapped; wrapping.
late 15c., "fine cloth used as a cover or wrapping for bread," from wrap (v.). As a type of women's garment, recorded from 1827. Meaning "end of a filming session" is attested from 1974. Figurative phrase under wraps "in concealment" is recorded from 1939.