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  • 1 envelope — en‧ve‧lope [ˈenvələʊp ǁ loʊp] noun [countable] a thin paper cover in which you put a letter ˌpadded ˈenvelope an envelope filled with soft material that is used for sending things which can easily be damaged ˌself adˌdressed ˈenvelope written… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Envelope — En vel*ope (?; 277), Envelop En*vel op (?; 277), n. [F. enveloppe.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) The… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 envelope — ► NOUN 1) a flat paper container with a sealable flap, used to enclose a letter or document. 2) a covering or containing structure or layer. 3) the outer housing of a vacuum tube, electric light, etc. 4) the structure within a balloon or non… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 envelope — [än′və lōp΄, en′′və lōp΄] n. [Fr & OFr enveloppe < OFr envoluper: see ENVELOP] 1. a thing that envelops; wrapper; covering 2. a folded paper container as for a letter, usually with a gummed flap for sealing 3. a) the outer covering of a rigid… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Envelope —   [engl.], Hüllkurve …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 envelope — 1705, from Fr. enveloppe (13c.), a back formation from envelopper to envelop (see ENVELOP (Cf. envelop)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 envelope — s. m. Envoltório para cartas ou outros documentos ou papéis. = SOBRECARTA, SOBRESCRITO   ‣ Etimologia: francês enveloppe …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 8 envelope — [n] wrapper bag, box, case, casing, cloak, coat, coating, container, cover, covering, enclosure, hide, jacket, pocket, pouch, receptacle, sheath, shell, skin, vesicle, wrapping; concept 494 …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 Envelope — This article is about envelopes in packaging. For other uses, see Envelope (disambiguation). Front of an envelope mailed in the U.S. in 1906, with a postage stamp and address …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 envelope — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bulky, fat, thick ▪ large, small ▪ sealed ▪ return (AmE), self addressed …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 envelope — n. 1) to address; seal an envelope 2) a pay envelope (AE; BE has pay packet) 3) a self addressed; stamped; window envelope USAGE NOTE: AE has stamped self addressed envelope; BE has stamped addressed envelope. * * * [ envələʊp] seal an envelope… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 envelope — /en veuh lohp , ahn /, n. 1. a flat paper container, as for a letter or thin package, usually having a gummed flap or other means of closure. 2. something that envelops; a wrapper, integument, or surrounding cover. 3. Biol. a surrounding or… …

    Universalium

  • 13 envelope — en|ve|lope S3 [ˈenvələup US loup] n [Date: 1700 1800; : French; Origin: enveloppe, from Old French envoloper; ENVELOP] 1.) a thin paper cover in which you put and send a letter ▪ envelopes and stamps ▪ She tore open the envelope and frantically… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 envelope */*/ — UK [ˈenvələʊp] / US [ˈenvəˌloʊp] / US [ˈɑnvəˌloʊp] noun [countable] Word forms envelope : singular envelope plural envelopes 1) a flat paper case for a letter or document, with a part that you stick down to close it before you write an address on …

    English dictionary

  • 15 envelope — noun Date: circa 1714 1. a flat usually paper container (as for a letter) 2. something that envelops ; wrapper < the envelope of air around the earth > 3. a. the outer covering of an aerostat b. the bag containing the gas in a balloon or airship… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 envelope — en|ve|lope [ envə,loup, anvə,loup ] noun count ** 1. ) a flat paper case for a letter or document, with a part that you stick down to close it before you write an address on it and send it through the mail a ) on the back of an envelope quickly… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 envelope — envelop, envelope Envelop (with stress on the second syllable) is the form for the verb, meaning ‘to wrap up, surround, etc.’, and it inflects envelops, enveloped, enveloping. Envelope (with stress on the first syllable, now normally pronounced… …

    Modern English usage

  • 18 Envelope — A trading band composed of two moving averages, one of which is shifting upwards and the other shifting downwards. These trading bands are used by technical analysts to define a stock s upper and lower boundaries. Signals to sell occur when the… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 19 envelope — See envelop, envelope …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20 envelope — [18] English borrowed envelope from French enveloppe in the sense ‘wrapper’, and more specifically ‘cover for a letter’, at the start of the 18th century. It was a derivative of the verb envelopper ‘wrap’, whose ancestor, envoloper, gave English… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins