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Meaning of ENVELOPE

Pronunciation:  'envu`lowp

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any wrapper or covering
  2. [n]  a flat rectangular paper container for papers
  3. [n]  the bag containing the gas in a balloon
  4. [n]  the maximum operating capability of a system; "test pilots try to push the envelope"
  5. [n]  a natural covering (as by a fluid); "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"
  6. [n]  a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves

ENVELOPE is a 8 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: gasbag
 See Also: bag, balloon, container, cover, covering, curve, curved shape, natural covering, operating capability, performance capability, window envelope, wrap, wrapper, wrapping



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

2. (Astron.) The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of
   a comet; -- called also {coma}.

3. (Fort.) A work of earth, in the form of a single parapet
   or of a small rampart. It is sometimes raised in the ditch
   and sometimes beyond it. --Wilhelm.

4. (Geom.) A curve or surface which is tangent to each member
   of a system of curves or surfaces, the form and position
   of the members of the system being allowed to vary
   according to some continuous law. Thus, any curve is the
   envelope of its tangents.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing envelopes in your dream means anticipation or opportunity. Seeing unopened envelopes indicates sorrow news and missed opportunities.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aura, bandage, bandaging, binder, binding, blaze of glory, border, brilliance, brilliancy, charisma, circumference, cortex, covering, crust, dust jacket, envelopment, epidermis, exterior, external, facade, face, facet, fringe, front, gift wrapping, glamour, glory, halo, illustriousness, integument, jacket, lineaments, luster, magic, mystique, nimbus, numinousness, outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outline, outside, periphery, radiance, resplendence, resplendency, rind, shell, skin, splendor, superficies, superstratum, surface, top, wrap, wrapper, wrapping