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Meaning of WRAP

Pronunciation:  rap

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
  2. [n]  the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
  3. [v]  arrange or fold as a cover or protection; "wrap the baby before taking her out"; "Wrap the present"
  4. [v]  wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"
  5. [v]  enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"
 

WRAP is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, roll, twine, wind, wrap up, wrapper, wrapping
 
 Antonyms: undo, unroll, unwind, unwrap, wind off
 
 See Also: ball, bathe, benight, capsulate, capsule, capsulise, capsulize, cere, clew, cloak, clue, cocoon, coil, cover, covering, curl, displace, do up, engulf, enshroud, envelope, film, gift wrapping, gift-wrap, hide, involve, jacket, loop, move, parcel, plastic film, plastic wrap, reel, roll up, sheathe, shrinkwrap, shroud, spool

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Wrap\, v. t. [A corrupt spelling of rap.]
    To snatch up; transport; -- chiefly used in the p. p. wrapt.
    
          Lo! where the stripling, wrapt in wonder, roves.
                                                   --Beattie.
    
    
  2. \Wrap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wrapped}or {Wrapt}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Wrapping}.] [OE. wrappen, probably akin to E. warp.
    [root]144. Cf. {Warp}.]
    1. To wind or fold together; to arrange in folds.
    
             Then cometh Simon Peter, . . . and seeth . . . the
             napkin that was about his head, not lying with the
             linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by
             itself.                               --John xx. 6,
                                                   7.
    
             Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch About
             him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. --Bryant.
    
    2. To cover by winding or folding; to envelop completely; to
       involve; to infold; -- often with up.
    
             I . . . wrapt in mist Of midnight vapor, glide
             obscure.                              --Milton.
    
    3. To conceal by enveloping or infolding; to hide; hence, to
       involve, as an effect or consequence; to be followed by.
    
             Wise poets that wrap truth in tales.  --Carew.
    
    {To be wrapped up in}, to be wholly engrossed in; to be
       entirely dependent on; to be covered with.
    
             Leontine's young wife, in whom all his happiness was
             wrapped up, died in a few days after the death of
             her daughter.                         --Addison.
    
             Things reflected on in gross and transiently . . .
             are thought to be wrapped up in impenetrable
             obscurity.                            --Locke.
    
    
  3. \Wrap\, n.
    A wrapper; -- often used in the plural for blankets, furs,
    shawls, etc., used in riding or traveling.
    
    
 

 

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