• To wrap the Baby Bunting in
    To wrap the Baby Bunting in
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wrap arrange or fold as a cover or protection "wrap the baby before taking her out","Wrap the present"
    • v wrap arrange or or coil around "roll your hair around your finger","Twine the thread around the spool","She wrapped her arms around the child"
    • v wrap crash into so as to coil around "The teenager wrapped his car around the fire hydrant"
    • v wrap enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering "Fog enveloped the house"
    • n wrap cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    • n wrap the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
    • n wrap a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first penny candy to be wrapped in America was the Tootsie Roll in 1896
    • n Wrap A wrapper; -- often used in the plural for blankets, furs, shawls, etc., used in riding or traveling.
    • Wrap 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.""Leontine's young wife, in whom all his happiness was wrapped up , died in a few days after the death of her daughter.""Things reflected on in gross and transiently . . . are thought to be wrapped up in impenetrable obscurity."
    • Wrap 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."
    • v. t Wrap To snatch up; transport; -- chiefly used in the p. p. wrapt. "Lo! where the stripling, wrapt in wonder, roves."
    • Wrap 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.""Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
      About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If all the strawberries produced in California annually were put side by side, they would wrap around the Earth fifteen times
    • n wrap In cotton manufacturing, one complete circuit of the measuring mechanism of a warp-beaming machine. The length of the wrap varies according to the details of the mechanism—3,564 yards, more or less.
    • wrap To roll or fold together, as a pliable or flexible object: usually with the preposition around (or round) or about: as, to wrap paper about a book.
    • wrap To envelop; surround; cover by winding something round in folds; muffle: often with up: as, to wrap up a child in its blanket; to wrap the body in flannels.
    • wrap To cover and fasten securely, as in paper or pack-sheet, in order to protect from injury or injurious exposure, as in transit or during storage, or in order to conceal: generally with up: as, to wrap up an umbrella or a book to send by express; to wrap up one's things in a bundle.
    • wrap To conceal by involving or enveloping; hide in a mass of different character; cover up or involve generally.
    • wrap Engrossed in or with; entirely devoted to: as, she is wrapped up in her son; he is wrapped up in his studies.
    • wrap Comprised or involved in, as an effect or consequence.
    • n wrap An article of dress intended to be wrapped round the person, as on a journey; a wrapper. In the plural, the word is applied collectively to all coverings used, in addition to the usual clothing, as a defense against the weather, as cloaks, shawls, scarfs, and railway-rugs.
    • wrap A misspelling of rap.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The banana was officially introduced in 1876 in the U.S. at the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition. The bananas were wrapped in tinfoil and were sold for 10 cents each
    • v.t Wrap rap to roll or fold together: to enfold: hide: to cover by winding something round (often with up)
    • pr.p Wrap wrap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. wrapped
    • n Wrap a wrapper, as a shawl, &c
    • Wrap Same as Rap.
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  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
    “A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.”
  • John Ruskin
    “When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package.”
  • Lady Bird Johnson
    Lady Bird Johnson
    “Become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid.”
  • Ralph Bunche
    Ralph Bunche
    “If you want to get across an idea, wrap it up in a person.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. [About Russia]”
  • Rudyard Kipling
    “He wrapped himself in quotations -- as a beggar would enfold himself in the purple of Emperors.”


Wrap yourself in the flag - If someone wraps themselves in the flag, they pretend to be doing something for patriotic reasons or out of loyalty, but their real motives are selfish. ('Drape yourself in the flag' is an alternative form of this idiom)


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. wrappen, probably akin to E. warp,. √144. Cf. Warp


In literature:

Wrap in a cloth and cook it gently in court bouillon.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
He had equipped himself with a short crowbar, and carried a light tackle wrapped beneath his coat.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
On Halloween walk backwards from the front door, pick up dust or grass, bring it in, wrap it in paper, put it under your pillow, and dream.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
The girl thanked him again, getting up and wrapping the dark soft thing round her shoulders and body, as if it had been a big shawl.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The mute-wrapped stillness that followed the song was the best applause.
"Kate Danton, or, Captain Danton's Daughters" by May Agnes Fleming
The matches, in a tin box wrapped carefully with oilskin, were still perfectly dry.
"The Yukon Trail" by William MacLeod Raine
Wrap yourself up in it and sleep.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
To deck the turf that wraps his clay.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Dressed in her outer wraps, she stood in the kitchen, anxious and expectant.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
Wrap the jars in paper to prevent bleaching and store in a cool, dry, dark place.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario

In poetry:

I carried it upon my breast,
I fed it in a world apart,
I wrapped my kisses round its rest,
I rocked its cradle with my heart.
"Possession" by Edith Nesbit
Behind us, wrapped in mist and sleep
The Ruined City lies,
(Although we race, we seem to creep!)
While lighter grow the skies.
"To The Hills!" by Govinda Krishna Chettur
On the sea of a summer day,
Wrapped in the folds of a snowy sail,
What care I for the fitful gale,
Now in earnest, now in play?
""On My Bed Of A Winter Night"" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
He wrapped her in a fond embrace,
And kissed away each falling tear;
With soft caresses, gentle words,
He soothed her agony and fear.
"Gamzrdeli" by Akaki Tsereteli
And when the blue and grey entwine
The daisy shuts her golden eye,
And peace wraps all those hills of mine
Safe in my dearest memory.
"Spring" by Francis Ledwidge
When he his bride or wounds or heals,
Heart-kindness does him move;
And wraps in frowns as well as smiles,
Thy Husband's lasting love.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine

In news:

His marketing director, Nancy Hancock, orders the trout wrapped in a potato crust.
Wrapping up the 22nd day of training camp and the key storylines.
Liven up your lettuce with this juicy wrap.
The bakers at the central kitchen prepared 5400 of the wraps.
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Garrett Jones tries to wrap spools of ribbon around his arms during the Pirates Caravan stop in Ridgway.
Take vinyl wrap for a spin.
So, he wrapped himself up as a life-sized G.I.
It's a wrap for Desperate Housewives.
Troy Polamalu wraps up the Texans' Arian Foster.
I am wrapping up the summer long documentary series "The New Bleacher Bums," in which I followed two lifelong Cubs fans in their native environment of Wrigleyville.
Vendors wrapped the Boil Peanut Festival in Luverne Saturday.
Les Bois Wraps First Full Racing Season in Four Years, More Than $2 Million in Payouts.
Borgia , who moved from California back to Erie earlier this year, wrapped up a five-month performance tour on a world-traveling cruiseline.
Ohio State president's compensation package wrapped in bow (tie).
The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts is getting ready to wrap up its summer-long Clown College.

In science:

Consider a p + 1 dimensional brane in the NCOS limit of Table 2, wrapped on a circle of coordinate radius R in the pth spatial direction.
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
Consider the ODp limit, with the NS5-brane wrapped on a circle in the p direction, with identification xp ∼ xp + 2πRp .
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions
P of the torus T6 along which the M5–branes are wrapped (call their number dp).
Microscopic entropy of the most general four-dimensional BPS black hole
D-branes wrapping on the non-electric directions.
U-duality Between NCOS Theory and Matrix Theory
In the OD1 theory they are fundamental strings wrapped in the same direction 6 .
U-duality Between NCOS Theory and Matrix Theory