I. verb (wrapped; wrapping) Etymology: Middle English wrappen Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to cover especially by winding or folding b. to envelop and secure for transportation or storage ; bundle c. enfold, embrace d. to coil, fold, draw, or twine (as string or cloth) around something 2. a. surround, envelop b. to suffuse or surround with an aura or state <
the affair was wrapped in scandal
c. to involve completely ; engross — usually used with up 3. to conceal or obscure as if by enveloping 4. to enclose as if with a protective covering 5. to finish filming or recording <
wrap a movie
intransitive verb 1. to wind, coil, or twine so as to encircle or cover something 2. to put on clothing ; dress — usually used with up 3. to be subject to covering, enclosing, or packaging — usually used with up 4. to come to completion in filming or recording II. noun Date: 15th century 1. a. (1) wrapper, wrapping (2) material used for wrapping <
plastic wrap
b. an article of clothing that may be wrapped around a person; especially an outer garment (as a coat or shawl) c. blanket d. a treatment for the care of the skin in which material (as hot wet cloth or seaweed) is wrapped around the entire body; also this material 2. a single turn or convolution of something wound around an object 3. plural a. restraint b. a shroud of secrecy <
a plan kept under wraps
4. the completion of a schedule or session for filming or recording III. adjective Date: 1923 wraparound 1

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