wrapping

[ rap-ing ]
/ ˈræp ɪŋ /

noun

Often wrappings. the covering in which something is wrapped.

Nearby words

  1. wrapover,
  2. wrapped,
  3. wrapped up,
  4. wrapped up in,
  5. wrapper,
  6. wrapping paper,
  7. wrapround,
  8. wrapt,
  9. wrasse,
  10. wrastle

Origin of wrapping

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at wrap, -ing1

Origin of wrap

1275–1325; Middle English (v.), of obscure origin; compare dialectal Danish vravle to wind

Related forms
Can be confusedrap wraprapped rapt wrapped wrapt

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British Dictionary definitions for wrapping

wrapping

/ (ˈræpɪŋ) /

noun

the material used to wrap something

wrap

/ (ræp) /

verb wraps, wrapping or wrapped (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for wrap

C14: origin unknown

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Word Origin and History for wrapping
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Idioms and Phrases with wrapping

wrap

In addition to the idiom beginning with wrap

  • wrap up

also see:

  • twist (wrap) around one's finger
  • under wraps
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