Definition of wraparound in US English:



  • 1attributive Curving or extending around at the edges or sides.

    ‘wraparound sunglasses’
    • ‘Early cars lacked such refinements as a fuel gauge, but they did come with the tiny, wrap-around windscreen that was as cool as a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers.’
    • ‘It was about the size of a two football fields, and from the ground it seemed to defy gravity with the way it hung over the sides of the tower, creating a sort of wrap-around balcony at 800 feet high.’
    • ‘Lane's puts wrap-around labels on its round bottle, single-serve products.’
    • ‘The verandas attached to the midship Helios Deck cabins interrupt what could have been a continuous wrap-around open promenade.’
    • ‘The wrap-around leggings will allow them to keep warm and protected from the stirrups.’
    • ‘Behind, an electronic wrap-around tailgate extends into the side panels.’
    • ‘The Havana Club is an exclusive cigar bar with wrap-around views of the city.’
    • ‘The mountain people who lived in the area of what is now the border of Iran wore footwear made of wrap-around leather, much like moccasins.’
    • ‘Take a bath in the Jacuzzi-style tub and you can gaze through an enormous wrap-around window on to your own secluded tropical garden terrace full of orchids and other exotic local plants.’
    • ‘Sure enough, there were two guys in Blackwater t-shirts, and mirrored wrap-around sunglasses guarding the entrance to the Sheraton.’
    • ‘One judge commented on the unique integrated tracks used for side canvas attachment to the beefy center console with a wrap-around windshield integrated into the hardtop.’
    • ‘Provision has also been made for changing rooms and for a plant room for the swimming pool, a wrap-around deck, new entrance gates, a biocycle waste unit and a sump to accommodate the swimming pool overflow.’
    • ‘With a chassis marked by smooth lines and streamlined contours, the vehicle presented an appealing sight with its cladding, grille and wrap-around lamps.’
    • ‘Chomping on an unlit cigar and wearing wrap-around shades, he strode through the narrow alleys and congratulated his troops.’
    • ‘Set behind timber gates, the grounds include a south facing Spanish-style forecourt, a paved patio, wrap-around deck, Japanese-style garden with a timber bridge and rambling lawns’
    • ‘His trademark wrap-around sunglasses were nowhere in sight.’
    • ‘On the wrap-around porch, potted flowers, herbs, and mosses covered the ledge and all other various surfaces.’
    • ‘The single-piece wrap-around windscreen and single-piece canopy give the pilot a very clear view of the airspace and also a forward-downward view of 18° over the nose.’
    • ‘Entirely unique, the development achieves its targets with wrap-around insulation, and huge south-facing triple-glazed windows that flood each elevation with light and solar warmth.’
    • ‘Our scenic car, with its wrap-around windows, swung up to Birg at the junction of two, huge, mountain ridges.’
    1. 1.1 (of a garment) having one part overlapping another and fastened loosely.
      ‘a wraparound skirt’
      • ‘Hausa women wear a wrap-around robe made of colorful cloth with a matching blouse, head tie, and shawl.’
      • ‘She is wearing a ridiculously revealing wrap-over skirt, and he is carrying a vast number of books.’
      • ‘The range includes silver Puffa jackets, plastic buckle wrap-around skirts, luminous vest tops and fleece trousers.’
      • ‘For the most sumptuous layering for relaxing at home, wear slouchy drawstring trousers, cami and an oversized wrap-around cardigan in grey marl cashmere mix.’
      • ‘In 1572, the Spanish prohibited the Quechua from wearing native Inca tunics and wrap-around dresses.’
      • ‘Dressed by Isaac Mizrahi in a black sarong-like skirt and white wrap-around top, he played with several small, often musical, props - a set of finger cymbals, a pair of castanets, a fan, and even a cylinder lit from inside.’
      • ‘Granny then put away her good clothes and strategically placed the mothballs before putting on her blue wrap-around apron to finish the unpacking.’
      • ‘There's a hint of gipsy in the long, layered skirt; of the geisha in the wrap-over kimono tops with trailing butterfly sleeves and of the beach babe in the long, floaty kaftan.’
      • ‘She was now wearing a slate wrap-around shirt, and a grey coat.’
      • ‘Traditional clothing for Thai women consists of a prasin, or a wrap-around skirt, which is worn with a fitted, long-sleeved jacket.’
      • ‘Ms. Stewart's blonde hair hid her face as she exited the car, but she pushed it back as she climbed the steps, wearing a dark wrap-around coat, brown trousers and high-heeled brown boots.’
      • ‘She is wearing a brown patterned cotton blouse, a wrap-around skirt made from a local fabric called ankara and black sandals.’
      • ‘Look out for fashionable twists on uniform basics such as wrap-over cargo-style skirts from £9.’
      • ‘Today, Jones enjoys the audience's reaction when she comes out in leather pants and a wrap-around blouse.’
      • ‘She was wearing a denim very mini mini-skirt and a cream coloured Chinese-style wrap-around t-shirt.’
      • ‘Women generally wear a loose, scoop-necked smock over a long skirt made by a wrap-around piece of cloth.’
      • ‘Giorgio Armani has harmonized beads and sequins to create a shiny jewel of a wrap-around top.’
      • ‘I wore a black shirt and dhoti (a wrap-around waist cloth) and applied sandalwood paste and kumkum (red powder) to my forehead.’
      • ‘‘Zen sport’ confronts us with asymmetrical wrap-over forms and kimono cuts in shiny jersey or quilted matelasse.’
      • ‘It's a two-piece, with a sleeveless shirt and a wrap-around skirt.’


  • 1A wraparound garment.

    • ‘She had parted with her jeans and t-shirt ensemble and had been fitted with a slim wrap-around, just-about-the-knee, blue swirly skirt and a matching, single shouldered shirt.’
    • ‘The most stylish sunglasses this season are military chic aviators, but wrap-arounds and 50s style shades are cool too.’
    • ‘Short kurtis (kurtas for girls), dupattas, basic skirts (here, pencil skirts with neat, long slits), wrap-arounds and lungis came next, in what was a surreal riot of colours.’
    • ‘Women wore wrap-arounds imprinted with Kabila's image, and practically every car was bedecked with leaves as a sign of mourning.’
    • ‘Adorned in a knee length, billowy red skirt with matching long sleeved shirt and wrap-around that ended right above her naval, she was the height of fashion.’
  • 2Computing
    A facility by which a linear sequence of memory locations or screen positions is treated as a continuous circular series.

    • ‘Wraparound is an application primarily intended for users with large and/or multiple screens, which allows the mouse cursor to "wrap" around the screens.’
    • ‘Wraparound can handle even the most abnormal of screen layout configurations, and even allow windows and other objects to be dragged though screen edges.’