follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

unwrap

[uhn-rap] /ʌnˈræp/
verb (used with object), unwrapped, unwrapping.
1.
to remove or open the wrapping of.
2.
to open (something wrapped):
Sheila unwrapped the Christmas presents quickly.
verb (used without object), unwrapped, unwrapping.
3.
to become unwrapped.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English unwrappen; see un-2, wrap
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for unwrapping

unwrap

/ʌnˈræp/
verb -wraps, -wrapping, -wrapped
1.
to remove the covering or wrapping from (something) or (of something wrapped) to have the covering come off
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for unwrapping

unwrap

v.

late 14c., from un- (2) + wrap. Related: Unwrapped; unwrapping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for unwrap

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for unwrapping

18
24
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for unwrapping