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Meaning of ENVELOP

Pronunciation:  en'velup

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"

ENVELOP is a 7 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: enclose, enfold, enwrap, wrap
 See Also: bathe, benight, capsulate, capsule, capsulise, capsulize, cocoon, cover, engulf, enshroud, hide, involve, sheathe, shroud



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*vel"op\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enveloped}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Enveloping}.] [OE. envolupen, envolipen, OF.
envoluper, envoleper, F. envelopper; pref. en- (L. in) +
voluper, voleper. See {Develop}.]
To put a covering about; to wrap up or in; to inclose within
a case, wrapper, integument or the like; to surround
entirely; as, to envelop goods or a letter; the fog envelops
a ship.

      Nocturnal shades this world envelop.     --J. Philips.

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