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Definition of "envelop" []

  • To enclose or encase completely with or as if with a covering: "Accompanying the darkness, a stillness envelops the city” ( Curtis Wilkie). (verb-transitive)
  • To attack (an enemy's flank). (verb-transitive)
  • To wrap or enclose in or as if in a covering (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To conceal or obscure, as from sight or understanding (verb)
  • To surround or partially surround (an enemy force) (verb)

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Use "envelop" in a sentence
  • "Accumulate all the possible circumstances which shall reinforce the right motives; put yourself assiduously in conditions that encourage the new way; make engagements incompatible with the old; take a public pledge, if the case allows; in short, envelop your resolution with every aid you know."
  • "Now, that, "she added, holding out a blue envelop," is an advertisement for cold cream which no lady should be without; and that "– holding out a yellow envelop –" is an advertisement for beef extract which no brainworker should be without; and that "– holding out a white envelop –" is the worst of all, because it looks like a legitimate letter, and it 's nothing but a 'Dear"
  • "Accumulate all the possible circumstances which shall re-enforce the right motives; put yourself assiduously in conditions that encourage the new way; make engagements incompatible with the old; take a public pledge, if the case allows; in short, envelop your resolution with every aid you know."