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Definitions of envelope

  1. a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any wrapper or covering 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. Alt. of Envelop Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A paper wrapper for a letter; covering; wrapper. Also, envelop. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. That which envelops, wraps, or covers, esp. the cover of a letter. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Envelopment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To surround as a wrapper; enclose. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. An enclosing cover; a wrapper; any investing integument. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. 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.
  16. [French] An outer covering of an egg; any surrounding structure, e.g. floral envelope. na
  17. Wrapper, covering, (lit. & fig.), esp. folded& gummed cover of letter. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. An investing membrane, sheet, or layer. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. [Fr., to wrap up.] (Fortif.) Earthwork constructed to shelter some weak point in the ground before a fortification, without being brought into the general scheme of defence. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. A cover; a wrapper; an integument; —paper or paper-cloth cover for a letter or other document. Cabinet Dictionary
  21. A wrapper, an outward case. Complete Dictionary

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