or wrap-a·round

[ rap-uh-round ]
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  1. (of a garment) made to fold around or across the body so that one side of the garment overlaps the other forming the closure.

  2. extending in a curve from the front around to the sides: a wraparound windshield.

  1. of, relating to, or arranged under a wraparound mortgage: wraparound financing.

  2. all-inclusive; comprehensive: a wraparound insurance plan.

  1. a wraparound object.

  1. Printing. a thin metal, plastic, or rubber plate made flat and then wrapped around a cylinder for printing on a rotary press.

  2. British. book jacket.

Origin of wraparound

First recorded in 1965–70; adj., noun use of verb phrase wrap around (something)

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How to use wraparound in a sentence

  • The three ladies rustled away, but Miss Keene, throwing a wrap around her shoulders, lingered by the railing.

  • Something to wrap around him is as necessary to the Paiute as to you your closet to pray in.

  • Pour into a large bowl, saturate a large piece of thick absorbent cotton, wrap around the joint and bind in place.

  • She insisted I should use a rug to wrap around my legs, because that woman in the cap persisted in leaving the window open.

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  • This happens when the wind is so strong as to cause the boom to jump up parallel to the mast, and the sail wrap around it.

British Dictionary definitions for wraparound


/ (ˈræpəˌraʊnd) /

  1. computing another name for word wrapping

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