Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. That in which an object is wrapped or covered, as:
  • n. The material, such as paper, in which something is wrapped: a candy wrapper.
  • n. The material encircling a magazine or newspaper sent by mail.
  • n. A book jacket.
  • n. The tobacco leaf covering a cigar.
  • n. A loose dressing gown or negligee.
  • n. One that wraps, as a store employee who wraps parcels.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, wraps.
  • n. Something that is wrapped around something else as a cover or protection: a wrapping.
  • n. A negligée or loose dressing gown.
  • n. A construct, such as a class or module, that serves to mediate access to another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, wraps.
  • n. That in which anything is wrapped, or inclosed; envelope; covering.
  • n. Specifically, a loose outer garment; an article of dress intended to be wrapped round the person

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who wraps.
  • n. That in which anything is wrapped or inclosed; an outer covering: as, newspaper wrappers.
  • n. Specifically
  • n. The loose and detachable cover of paper put about a book bound in cloth to preserve its freshness; sometimes, incorrectly, the sewed or pasted cover of a pamphlet.
  • n. Tobacco-leaf specially suited or prepared for covering cigars: distinguished from filler. See filler, 4.
  • n. A loose garment meant to envelop the whole, or nearly the whole, person: applied to both indoor and outdoor garments, such as dressing-gowns, overcoats, and shawls.
  • n. An undershirt.
  • n. In Fungi, same as volva.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
  • n. a loose dressing gown for women
  • n. cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person

Etymologies

to wrap + -er (Wiktionary)

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