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From Middle English wrappen (“to wrap, fold”), from Old English *wræppan, *wrappan, from Proto-Germanic *wrappaną (“to wrap, turn, twist”), from Proto-Indo-European *werp-, *werb- (“to turn, twist, bend”). Akin to Middle English wlappen (“to wrap, lap, fold”), Middle Dutch lappen (“to wrap up”), Danish dialectal vravle (“to wind, wind around”), Middle Low German wrempen (“to wrinkle, scrunch the face”), Old Italian goluppare (“to wrap”) (from Germanic). More at lap, envelop.
wrap (third-person singular simple present wraps, present participle wrapping, simple past and past participle wrapped or (archaic) wrapt)
- (transitive) To enclose (an object) completely in any flexible, thin material such as fabric or paper.
- (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.
- (figuratively) To conceal by enveloping or enfolding; to hide.
- wise poets that wrap truth in tales
- (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.
- (enclose in fabric, paper, etc): enfold
to enclose completely in fabric, paper, etc
- Arabic: لف (láffa), غلف (ġállafa)
- Catalan: embolicar (ca) (Algherese)
- Mandarin: 包裝, 包装 (zh) (bāozhuāngzhǐ), 包 (zh) (bāo)
- Dutch: inpakken (nl)
- Esperanto: please add this translation if you can
- Finnish: kääriä (fi)
- French: envelopper (fr), emballer (fr)
- German: wickeln (de), einwickeln (de), einpacken (de), hüllen (de), umhüllen
- Greek: τυλίγω (el) (tylígo)
- Hebrew: כרך (karákh), עטף (he) (atáf)
- Hindi: लपेटना (lapeṭnā)
- Italian: avvolgere (it), avviluppare, incartare, impacchettare
- Japanese: 包む (つつむ, tsutsumu), 包装する (ja) (ほうそうする, hōsō suru)
- Jèrriais: patchi
- Korean: 싸다 (ko) (ssada)
- Latin: please add this translation if you can
- Ligurian: incastunò
- Persian: بستهبندی کردن (baste-bandi kardan)
- Portuguese: embalar (pt), empacotar (pt)
- Romanian: înfășura (ro), împacheta (ro)
- Russian: заворачивать (ru) impf (zavoráčivatʹ), завернуть (ru) pf (zavernútʹ), оборачивать (ru) impf (oboráčivatʹ), обернуть (ru) pf (obernútʹ)
- Gallurese Sardinian: imbulicà
- Logudorese Sardinian: imboligare
- Sassarese Sardinian: imbolicare, imburigà
- Spanish: envolver (es), fajar
- Swedish: slå in (sv), paketera, emballera (sv), linda in, klä in
- Thai: ห่อ (th) (hòr)
- Vietnamese: bao (vi), bao bọc (vi)
- Yiddish: וויקלען (viklen), הילן (hiln)
to enclose or coil around an object or organism
figuratively: to conceal by enveloping or enfolding; to hide
to finish shooting a video, television show, or movie
wrap (plural wraps)
- A garment that one wraps around the body to keep oneself warm.
- A type of food consisting of various ingredients wrapped in a pancake.
- (entertainment) The completion of all or a major part of a performance.
- 1994, Olivia Goldsmith, Fashionably Late:
- But she could knock off right after the wrap, have dinner, and take a later flight.
- 2003 January 12, “Encore Presentation: Interview With the Bee Gees”, CNN_KingWknd:
- The first time I met him is when we went to the -- after the wrap party, we went to a little sound room -- or a little screening room and watched the preview
- 2009 November 14, Fox News Watch:
- And that's a wrap on "News Watch." For Judy, Jim, Cal and Kirsten, I'm Jon Scott. We'll see you again next week.'