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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wrap, wrapper(noun)

    cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person

  2. wrap(noun)

    a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla

  3. wrapping, wrap, wrapper(verb)

    the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped

  4. wrap, wrap up(verb)

    arrange or fold as a cover or protection

    "wrap the baby before taking her out"; "Wrap the present"

  5. wind, wrap, roll, twine(verb)

    arrange or or coil around

    "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"

  6. envelop, enfold, enwrap, wrap, enclose(verb)

    enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

    "Fog enveloped the house"

  7. wrap(verb)

    crash into so as to coil around

    "The teenager wrapped his car around the fire hydrant"


  1. wrap(Noun)

    A garment that one wraps around the body to keep oneself warm.

  2. wrap(Noun)

    A type of food consisting of various ingredients wrapped in a pancake.

  3. wrap(Noun)

    The completion of all or a major part of a performance.

  4. wrap(Verb)

    To enclose (an object) completely in any flexible, thin material such as fabric or paper.

  5. wrap(Verb)

    To enclose or coil around an object or organism, as a form of grasping. A prerequisite to constriction in snakes.

  6. wrap(Verb)

    To finish shooting (filming) a video, television show, or movie.

    To avoid going over budget, let's make sure we wrap by ten.

  7. Origin: From wrappen, from *wræppan, *wrappan, from wrappanan, from werp-, werb-. Cognate with Middle English wlappen, lappen, dialectal vravle, wrempen, goluppare (from Germanic). More at lap, envelop.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wrap(verb)

    to snatch up; transport; -- chiefly used in the p. p. wrapt

  2. Wrap(verb)

    to wind or fold together; to arrange in folds

  3. Wrap(verb)

    to cover by winding or folding; to envelop completely; to involve; to infold; -- often with up

  4. Wrap(verb)

    to conceal by enveloping or infolding; to hide; hence, to involve, as an effect or consequence; to be followed by

  5. Wrap(noun)

    a wrapper; -- often used in the plural for blankets, furs, shawls, etc., used in riding or traveling

  6. Origin: [OE. wrappen, probably akin to E. warp. 144. Cf. Warp.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wrap

    rap, v.t. to roll or fold together: to enfold: hide: to cover by winding something round (often with up):—pr.p. wrap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. wrapped.—n. a wrapper, as a shawl, &c.—ns. Wrap′page, act of wrapping: things used as wrappers; Wrap′per, one who, or that which, wraps: a loose outer garment of a woman; Wrap′ping; Wrap′-ras′cal, a loose greatcoat worn about 1740 (a humorous term).—Wrapped up in, bound up in: engrossed with: comprised in. [A form of warp—M. E. wrappen, also wlappen. Cf. Lap (v.t. to wrap) and Envelop.]

  2. Wrap

    Same as Rap.

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'wrap' in Verbs Frequency: #642


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrap in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wrap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Bunche:

    If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in a person.

  2. Nicki Minaj:

    No one could prepare for this business, until you are in it, you really can't wrap your brain around it.

  3. Big Daddy Lipscomb:

    I just wrap my arms around the whole backfield and peel 'em one by one until I get to the ball carrier. Him I keep.

  4. Jim Ambrose:

    It's hard for people to wrap their head around what exactly is going on. It gets everywhere -- it's nothing but sprawl. It's not limited to the bedroom.

  5. Kjetil Jansrud:

    Marcel is grabbing a lot of points right now and he could already wrap it up on Saturday, but I'll just ski as fast as I can in the giant slalom and we'll see how it goes.

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Translations for wrap

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • لف, غلفArabic
  • embolicarCatalan, Valencian
  • plášť, přehozCzech
  • hüllen, einwickeln, Schal, wickeln, Umhang, umhüllen, einpackenGerman
  • τυλίγωGreek
  • envolver, wrap, fajar, chalSpanish
  • بسته‌بندی کردن, پیختنPersian
  • peitto, purkittaa, kiertää, wrap, kätkeä, wrappi, kääriä, rullaFinnish
  • envelopper, wrap, crêpe, emballerFrench
  • עטף, כרךHebrew
  • लपेटनाHindi
  • sandwich arrotolato, cappotto, incartare, scialle, avvolgere, impacchettare, avviluppare, rotolo, sciarpaItalian
  • 包装, 包むJapanese
  • 싸다Korean
  • omslag, inpakkenDutch
  • empacotar, embalar, embrulharPortuguese
  • veșmânt, împacheta, șal, înfășuraRomanian
  • обернуть, завернуть, шаль, заворачивать, оборачиватьRussian
  • wrap, skynke, emballera, slå in, klä in, crêpe, linda in, sjal, paketeraSwedish
  • ห่อThai
  • bao bọc, baoVietnamese
  • הילן, וויקלעןYiddish

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