envelop definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To enclose or encase totally with or as if with a covering: "Accompanying the darkness, a stillness envelops the city” ( Curtis Wilkie).
    • To strike (an enemy's flank).
    • To put a covering about; to wrap-up or perhaps in; to inclose within an incident, wrapper, integument and/or like; to encircle totally
    • To enclose or encase entirely with or as if with a covering: "Accompanying the darkness, a stillness envelops the town” ( Curtis Wilkie).
    • To strike (an enemy's flank).
    • to place a covering about; to wrap up or in; to inclose within an incident, wrapper, integument or the like; to surround totally
  • verb:
    • To surround or enclose.
    • enclose or enfold totally with or as if with a covering
    • To encircle or enclose.
    • enclose or enfold totally with or as if with a covering
  • others:
    • to pay for, since by wrapping or folding; inwrap; invest with or just like a covering; surround completely; address on all edges.
    • to create a covering about; lie around and conceal.
    • To line; address inside.
    • Synonyms To encircle, encompass, infold, wrap-up.
    • To cover, since by wrapping or folding; inwrap; invest with or much like a covering; surround totally; cover on all sides.
    • To form a covering about; lay around and hide.
    • To line; cover internally.
    • Synonyms To encircle, include, infold, wrap up.
  • noun:
    • A wrapper; an inclosing cover; an integument: because, the envelop of a seed. Especially
    • A prepared wrapper for a letter or any other report, therefore made that it can be sealed.
    • In fortification, a work of earth in as a type of a parapet, or of a small rampart with a parapet, raised to pay for some poor part of the works.
    • In astronomy, a shell partially surrounding the nucleus of a comet on the side next sunlight and away from the tail, and appearing like a semicircular arch.
    • In geometry, a curve or area holding a consistent number of curves or surfaces.
    • A wrapper; an inclosing cover; an integument: since, the envelop of a seed. Particularly
    • A prepared wrapper for a letter or other paper, so made that it can be sealed.
    • In fortification, a work of earth in form of a parapet, or of a tiny rampart with a parapet, raised to pay for some poor part of the works.
    • In astronomy, a shell partially surrounding the nucleus of a comet quietly next the sun and out of the end, and showing up like a semicircular arch.
    • In geometry, a curve or area holding a continuing variety of curves or areas.

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