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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wrap  \Wrap\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Wrapped}or  {Wrapt};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Wrapping}.]  [OE.  wrappen,  probably  akin  to  E.  warp. 
  [root]144.  Cf  {Warp}.] 
  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, 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  covering  (usually  paper  or  cellophane)  in  which 
  something  is  wrapped  [syn:  {wrap},  {wrapper}] 
  2:  an  enveloping  bandage  [syn:  {swathe}] 

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