Definitions of envelope

  1. To surround as a wrapper; enclose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a flat rectangular paper container for papers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the bag containing the gas in a balloon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the maximum operating capability of a system; "test pilots try to push the envelope" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a natural covering (as by a fluid); "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A paper wrapper for a letter; covering; wrapper. Also, envelop. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. That which envelops, wraps, or covers, esp. the cover of a letter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. 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.
  10. That which envelops or covers; the cover of a letter on which the address is written; one of the parts of fructification surrounding the stamens and pistils; a mound of earth raised to cover some weak parts of the works; the covering of a portion of the surface of a solid with a thin substance or wrapper; the coma of a comet. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. An enclosing cover; a wrapper; any investing integument. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. One of the outer coverings of an egg ; any surrounding structure, e.g. floral envelop. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for envelope

  1. " They were in that envelope Katharine persisted. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. I took out another envelope – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson