Definitions for: Wrap


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Wrap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrappedor 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.


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

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

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