wrap
Pronunciation
  • (RP, America) enPR: răp, IPA: /ɹæp/
  • (obsolete) IPA: /ɹɒp/
Verb

wrap (wraps, present participle wrapping; past and past participle wrapped)

  1. (transitive) To enclose (an object) completely in any flexible, thin material such as fabric or paper.
  2. (transitive) To enclose or coil around an object or organism, as a form of grasping.
    A snake wraps itself around its prey.
    • Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch / About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
  3. (figurative) To conceal by enveloping or enfolding; to hide.
    • wise poets that wrap truth in tales
  4. (transitive or intransitive, video production) To finish shooting (filming) a video, television show, or movie.
    To avoid going over budget, let's make sure we wrap by ten. (compare wrap up 2)
  5. (lines, words, text, etc.) To break a continuous line (of text) onto the next line
    I wrapped the text so that I wouldn't need to scroll to the right to read it.
  6. (computing, transitive) To make functionality available through a software wrapper.
  7. (transitive) To (cause to) reset to an original value after passing a maximum.
    The row counter wraps back to zero when no more rows can be inserted.
Synonyms Antonyms Related terms Translations Noun

wrap (plural wraps)

  1. A garment that one wraps around the body to keep oneself warm.
  2. A type of food consisting of various ingredients wrapped in a tortilla or pancake.
  3. (entertainment) The completion of all or a major part of a performance.
  4. A wraparound mortgage.
Translations Translations Noun

wrap (plural wraps)

  1. (Australian, informal) Alternative spelling of rap



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