Definitions

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

  • adjective Designed to be wrapped around the body and fastened.
  • adjective Shaped to curve around the sides.
  • adjective Sports Of or being a shot, as in ice hockey, made after going behind the goal and turning sharply toward the side or front of the net.
  • noun A garment that is open to the side and is wrapped around the body.
  • noun Something that encompasses or laps over something else.
  • noun A text placement feature, as of a word processing program, that automatically moves text that will not fit on one line to the following line.
  • noun Sports A wraparound shot or goal.

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

  • adjective of clothing designed to be wrapped around the body and tied
  • adjective of windows, lenses etc that extends around a corner or bend
  • noun A garment that is wrapped around the body and tied.
  • noun A label or advertising display that wraps around a container.
  • noun computing Word wrap, the word processing feature that moves text on to the next line if it will not fit on the current one.
  • noun computing wrapping of numerical value in case of underflow or overflow

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

  • noun a garment (as a dress or coat) with a full length opening; adjusts to the body by wrapping around

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Examples

  • The main thing that we do across the company is what we call wraparound services.

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  • Jim Slater made it 2-2 with his second goal, a wide wraparound from the right side 1: 14 after Crosby scored.

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  • Just over five minutes later, with both teams down a man, Straka beat goaltender Evgeni Nabokov on a wraparound from the right side.

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  • Clymer got credit for his fifth goal of the season and first since October 27 when his wraparound from the left faceoff circle 12: 08 into the third period caromed off the right skate of Carolina defenseman Glen Wesley, who was battling Tampa Bay's

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  • “Trick ‘r Treat’s” wraparound is a fine slice of macabre pie, but it’s a bit sparse compared to the other ones I’ve mentioned.

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  • It is best known as a wraparound blanket; in addition to slowing sweat evaporation and blocking wind, it reflects 90 percent of body heat, minimizing cooling through convection and radiation.

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  • The lower on the page you write, the less the wraparound is a problem.

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  • We have what's called a wraparound situation and the people from Cincinnati, although that's much farther east, they're already seeing the end of their snow because the dry (INAUDIBLE) is heading into Cincinnati, much drier air in the upper levels.

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  • Chevron covers the downstream, and we are likely to be entering into a number of agreements in what we would call a wraparound strategy, where we have the opportunity to work with those that have a variety of technologies.

  • He pioneered an approach called wraparound, which some experts say is now changing the way agencies around the country deliver social services.

    Chicago Reader

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