wrapping

[ rap-ing ]
/ ˈræp ɪŋ /

noun

Often wrappings. the covering in which something is wrapped.

Origin of wrapping

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

Definition for wrapping (2 of 2)

Origin of wrap

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

Related forms

Can be confused

rap wraprapped rapt wrapped wrapt
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British Dictionary definitions for wrapping (1 of 2)

wrapping

/ (ˈræpɪŋ) /

noun

the material used to wrap something

British Dictionary definitions for wrapping (2 of 2)

wrap

/ (ræp) /

verb wraps, wrapping or wrapped (mainly tr)

noun

Word Origin for wrap

C14: origin unknown
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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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