Wrap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wrapped or Wrapt; p. pr. & vb. n. Wrapping.]
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, 7.
Like one that wraps the drapery of his couch
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams. --Bryant.
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 obscurity. --Locke.
n 1: cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person [syn: wrapper]
2: a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft
3: the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which
something is wrapped [syn: wrapping, wrapper]
v 1: arrange or fold as a cover or protection; "wrap the baby
before taking her out"; "Wrap the present" [syn: wrap
up] [ant: unwrap]
2: wrap or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger";
"Twine the thread around the spool" [syn: wind, roll,
twine] [ant: unwind]
3: enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering;
"Fog enveloped the house" [syn: envelop, enfold, enwrap,
[also: wrapping, wrapped]
adj 1: covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak;
"leaf-clothed trees"; "fog-cloaked meadows"; "a beam
draped with cobwebs"; "cloud-wrapped peaks" [syn: cloaked,
clothed, draped, mantled]
2: wholly absorbed as in thought; "deep in thought"; "that
engrossed look or rapt delight"; "the book had her totally
engrossed"; "enwrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this
fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de
la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought" [syn: absorbed,
engrossed, enwrapped, intent, rapt]
3: enclosed securely in a covering of paper or the like; "gaily
wrapped gifts" [ant: unwrapped]