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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)

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.

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."