envelop

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verb en·vel·op \in-ˈve-ləp, en-\

Definition of envelop

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering

  3. 2 :  to mount an attack on (an enemy's flank)

envelopment

play \in-ˈve-ləp-mənt, en-\ noun

Examples of envelop in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of envelop

Middle English envolupen, from Anglo-French envoluper, envoleper, from en- + voluper to wrap


First Known Use: 14th century



ENVELOP Defined for English Language Learners

envelop

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Definition of envelop for English Language Learners

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


ENVELOP Defined for Kids

envelop

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verb en·vel·op \in-ˈve-ləp\

Definition of envelop for Students

enveloped

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enveloping

  1. :  to put a covering completely around :  wrap up or in



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