verb \in-ˈve-ləp, en-\

: to completely cover (someone or something) : to completely enclose or surround (someone or something)

Full Definition of ENVELOP

transitive verb
:  to enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
:  to mount an attack on (an enemy's flank)
en·vel·op·ment \-mənt\ noun

Examples of ENVELOP

  1. <a chronic mistrust of outsiders envelops that neighborhood, cutting it off from the rest of the city>
  2. <the truth of the presidential assassination is enveloped in a dense fog of myths and conspiracy theories>

Origin of ENVELOP

Middle English envolupen, from Anglo-French envoluper, envoleper, from en- + voluper to wrap
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with ENVELOP


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