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WRAP, v.t. pret. and pp. wrapped or wrapt.

1. To wind or fold together. John 20.

2. To involve; to cover by winding something round; often with up; as, to wrap up a child in its blanket; wrap the body well with flannel in winter.

I, wrapt in mist of midnight vapor, glide obscure.

3. To involve; to hide; as truth wrapt in tales.

4. To comprise; to contain.

Leontines young wife, in whom all his happiness was wrapped up, died in a few days after the death of her daughter.

5. To involve totally.

Things reflected on in gross and transiently, are thought to be wrapped in impenetrable obscurity.

6. To inclose.

7. To snatch up; to transport. This is an error. It ought to be rapt. [See Rap and Rapt.]



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WRAP, v.t. pret. and pp. wrapped or wrapt.

1. To wind or fold together. John 20.

2. To involve; to cover by winding something round; often with up; as, to wrap up a child in its blanket; wrap the body well with flannel in winter.

I, wrapt in mist of midnight vapor, glide obscure.

3. To involve; to hide; as truth wrapt in tales.

4. To comprise; to contain.

Leontines young wife, in whom all his happiness was wrapped up, died in a few days after the death of her daughter.

5. To involve totally.

Things reflected on in gross and transiently, are thought to be wrapped in impenetrable obscurity.

6. To inclose.

7. To snatch up; to transport. This is an error. It ought to be rapt. [See Rap and Rapt.]

WRAP, v.t. [pret. and pp. wrapped or wrapt.]

  1. To wind or fold together. – John xx.
  2. To involve; to cover by winding something round; often with up; as, to wrap up a child in its blanket; wrap the body well with flannel in winter. – I, wrapt in mist / Of midnight vapor, glide obscure. – Milton.
  3. To involve; to hide; as, truth wrapt in tales.
  4. To comprise; to contain. Leontine's young wife, in whom all his happiness was wrapped up, died in a few days after the death of her daughter. – Addison.
  5. To involve totally. Things reflected on in grass end transiently, are thought to be wrapped in impenetrable obscurity. – Locke.
  6. To inclose.
  7. To snatch up; to transport. This is an error. It ought to be rapt. [See Rap and Rapt.]

Wrap
  1. To snatch up; transport; -- chiefly used in the p. p. wrapt.

    Lo! where the stripling, wrapt in wonder, roves. Beattie.

  2. 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.

  3. A wrapper; -- often used in the plural for blankets, furs, shawls, etc., used in riding or traveling.
  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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Wrap

WRAP, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive wrapped or wrapt.

1. To wind or fold together. John 20:1.

2. To involve; to cover by winding something round; often with up; as, to wrap up a child in its blanket; wrap the body well with flannel in winter.

I, wrapt in mist of midnight vapor, glide obscure.

3. To involve; to hide; as truth wrapt in tales.

4. To comprise; to contain.

Leontines young wife, in whom all his happiness was wrapped up, died in a few days after the death of her daughter.

5. To involve totally.

Things reflected on in gross and transiently, are thought to be wrapped in impenetrable obscurity.

6. To inclose.

7. To snatch up; to transport. This is an error. It ought to be rapt. [See Rap and Rapt.]

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