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Definitions of envelop

  1. To surround with a wrapper; to hide. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. To roll or fold in: to cover by wrapping: to surround entirely: to hide. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. To cover by wrapping; hide; surround. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. To surround as a wrapper; enclose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A set of limits for the performance capabilities of some type of machine, originally used to refer to aircraft. Now also used metaphorically to refer to capabilities of any system in general, including human organizations, esp. in the phrase push the envelope. It is used to refer to the maximum performance available at the current state of the technology, and therefore refers to a class of machines in general, not a specific machine. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To enwrap; to surround entirely; to cover on all sides; to hide; to line. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To cover by folding; to enclose, by wrapping; to surround entirely; to hide. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. That which envelops, wraps up, encases, or surrounds; a wrapper; an inclosing cover; esp., the cover or wrapper of a document, as of a letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A curve or surface which is tangent to each member of a system of curves or surfaces, the form and position of the members of the system being allowed to vary according to some continuous law. Thus, any curve is the envelope of its tangents. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; - called also coma. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. That which wraps; cover for a letter. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A wrapper of paper with gummed edges, as for enclosing a letter; any enclosing covering. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for envelop

  1. Moreover, I had the art of life down to a fine point, and I had not forgotten that even in friendship men are drawn to the subtle woman who knows how to envelop herself in a certain mystery. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. Of the many whom this yellow cloud may at any moment envelop to which one did her message refer? – The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
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