• To enclose (an object) completely in any flexible, thin material such as fabric or paper.
  • To enclose or coil around an object or organism, as a form of grasping.
  • To conceal by enveloping or enfolding; to hide.
  • To finish shooting (filming) a video, television show, or movie.
  • To break a continuous line (of text) onto the next line
  • To make functionality available through a software wrapper.
  • To (cause to) reset to an original value after passing a maximum.


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  • From Middle English wrappen ("to wrap, fold"), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to North Frisian wrappe, dialectal Danish vrappe, Middle Low German rincworpen, Middle Low German wrempen, all perhaps tied to Proto-Indo-European *werp-, *werb-. Compare also similar-sounding and similar-meaning Middle English wlappen, Middle Dutch lappen, Old Italian goluppare (from Germanic). lap#Etymology_2; related to envelop, develop.
  • From Middle English wrappe, from the verb (see above).

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