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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