Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who wraps.
  • noun That in which anything is wrapped or inclosed; an outer covering: as, newspaper wrappers.
  • noun Specifically
  • noun 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.
  • noun Tobacco-leaf specially suited or prepared for covering cigars: distinguished from filler. See filler, 4.
  • noun 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.
  • noun An undershirt.
  • noun In Fungi, same as volva.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to wrap + -er

Examples

  • It ensured that any business logic remained in the business services layer and any api/transport logic remained in the anti-corruption layer (which we called a wrapper).

    Planet TW

  • It ensured that any business logic remained in the business services layer and any api/transport logic remained in the anti-corruption layer (which we called a wrapper).

    Planet TW

  • The wrap-around fence makes for a beautiful presentation, and the detailing of flowers and grass along the bottom edge of the wrapper is quite impressive.

    Baking Bites » Print » Picket Fence Cupcake Wrappers

  • The wrap-around fence makes for a beautiful presentation, and the detailing of flowers and grass along the bottom edge of the wrapper is quite impressive.

    Picket Fence Cupcake Wrappers | Baking Bites

  • Line a 10x10 square pan with foil, leaving overhanging edges of foil on two sides of the pan, and lightly grease the bottom and sides of the foil with butter (the used wrapper from a stick of butter works well for this).

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • For something so thin, the wrapper is surprisingly sturdy and I was able to wrap them very easily.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Well, they love it so much that the exact same french fries in a McDonalds wrapper is judged six times more tasty.

    bitsenpieces IV

  • Line a 10x10 square pan with foil, leaving overhanging edges of foil on two sides of the pan, and lightly grease the bottom and sides of the foil with butter (the used wrapper from a stick of butter works well for this).

    Recipe: Fig, Lemon, Olive, and Rosemary Cookies (WHB #107)

  • She had a face that put to shame the shining sun and eyes Babylonian422 and brows like bows bended and cheeks rose-painted and teeth pearly-hued and lips sugared and glances languishing and breast ivory white and body slender and slight, full of folds and with dimples dight and hips like pillows stuffed and thighs like columns of Syrian stone, and between them what was something like a sachet of spices in wrapper swathed.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • That's all his Government is - a sham Potemkin wrapper around a core of incompetent cronyism.

    09/07/2005

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