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Definition of Wrap

v. t.1.To snatch up; transport; - chiefly used in the p. p. wrapt.
Lo! where the stripling, wrapt in wonder, roves.
- Beattie.
1.
[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.
n.1.A wrapper; - often used in the plural for blankets, furs, shawls, etc., used in riding or traveling.

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