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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Wrap \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,
Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
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
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which
something is wrapped [syn: wrapping, wrap, wrapper]
2: an enveloping bandage [syn: swathe, wrapping]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "wrapping":
ambient, bandage, bandaging, binder, binding, blanketing, blocking,
blotting out, cementwork, circling, circumambient, circumferential,
circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumjacent, cloaking,
clouding, coating, coverage, covering, curtaining, dust jacket,
eclipse, eclipsing, embracing, encircling, enclosing, encompassing,
enfolding, envelope, enveloping, envelopment, environing,
enwrapment, enwrapping, gift wrapping, hiding, incrustation,
jacket, laying on, mantling, masking, neighboring, obduction,
obscuring, occultation, overlaying, overspreading, pargeting,
peripheral, plasterwork, roundabout, screening, sheathing,
shielding, shrouding, stuccowork, suburban, superimposition,
superposition, surrounding, upholstering, upholstery, veiling,
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