wrapped vs rapt : Common Errors in English

About wrapped vs rapt

When you get deeply involved in a project, you may say you’re wrapped up in it; but if you are entranced or enraptured by something you are “rapt,” not “wrapped.” The word means “carried away” and is used in expressions like “listening with rapt attention,” “rapt expression,” and “rapt in conversation.”

wrapped Meaning(s)

  • (n) cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
  • (n) a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla
  • (n) the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
  • (v) arrange or fold as a cover or protection
  • (v) arrange or or coil around
  • (v) enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
  • (v) crash into so as to coil around
  • (s) covered with or as if with clothes or a wrap or cloak
  • (s) giving or marked by complete attention to
  • (a) enclosed securely in a covering of paper or the like

rapt Meaning(s)

  • (s) feeling great rapture or delight

wrapped in News

  1. Chester Bethel Preschool celebrates end of school year

    Chester Bethel wrapped up its 52nd school year and the director and staff thank everyone for such a great year. The year was full of holiday parties, making new friends, sing-alongs, special visitors, field trips, playing and learning. The year was finished off with the anticipated Family Fun Day. It is a day that the students, parents and sibling can come and enjoy the fun of being a kid. There ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Garnet Valley Press

  2. Army Ranger dies during routine parachute drill in Ga., found with cords wrapped around neck

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — An Army Ranger was found dead on the ground with parachute cords wrapped around his neck after a routine training jump in southeast Georgia and commanders hope an investigation will reveal what went wrong, a military spokesman said Friday.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Prosciutto wrapped shrimp with spinach, artichoke hearts and white beans

    For this edition of Cooking at Home, Chef Dan Eaton cooks up a quick, one-pan meal: prosciutto wrapped shrimp with spinach, artichoke hearts and white beans.
    on June 15, 2013 Source: News 14 Carolina

rapt in News

  1. Tredyffrin-Easttown board defends plan to cut aides', paras' hours

    Monday night’s Tredyffrin-Easttown School Board Finance Committee meeting had it all: choruses of groans and snickers, a few testy interchanges and interjections, rounds of sustained applause from a rapt audience (one lasted a full 13 seconds), a board member’s political diatribe some found of questionable relevance, and a host of memorable lines with words like “train wreck” and “nobody had ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Main Line Suburban Life

  2. Former NBA player speaks to Breed students on perils of drug use

    LYNN — Rapt Breed Middle School eighth-graders listened to former NBA player Chris Herren as he gave them a no-holds-barred view of his life as a drug addict.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: The Daily Item

  3. Healdsburg teen Colby Groom finds a cause close to his heart

    Healdsburg 15-year-old Colby Groom sometimes starts his talks to rapt audiences of 200, 600 or 1,000 people by declaring he's happy to be there.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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