- Often wrappings. the covering in which something is wrapped.
Origin of wrapping
- 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 wrapping
Wrapees was the term marines used for the Japanese because they had wrapping round their legs.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
And here I am in Texas, 40 years later, wrapping dresses on another generation of women.Diane von Furstenberg: How I Learned to Love My Wrap Dress
October 27, 2014
I focused on wrapping up pending obligations and getting out of America for a while.
She made the design as a comment on the comforting nature of wrapping oneself in a rebozo.Shining a Spotlight on Mexico’s Iconic Textile—the Rebozo
June 16, 2014
The film was shot over 19 days, wrapping on Oct. 11 of last year.‘Whiplash’ Is Sundance’s Hottest Film, A Music-Themed Drama Starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons
January 24, 2014
Linda picked it up, untied the string, and slipped off the wrapping.Her Father's Daughter
To the devil with this dismal darkness, wrapping itself about one with a chill!Little Dorrit
That burst of cold—had it truly been liquid fires, wrapping him around?Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
He was wrapping the beautiful smell again in the tissue wrappings.The Very Small Person
Annie Hamilton Donnell
He undid the wrapping of the lawyer's letter and, as he read, the blood went from his face.Murder Point
- the material used to wrap something
- 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 wrapping
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.
Idioms and Phrases with wrapping
In addition to the idiom beginning with wrap
- wrap up
- twist (wrap) around one's finger
- under wraps