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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To enclose completely.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To enclose completely. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Mail container.

Usage examples (32)
  • White pages of rain envelop the sky, and fishing boats off the Island of the Emperor Chin disappear on the ocean.
  • Verb (used with object) : The long cloak she was wearing enveloped her completely
  • "I have here a note," Mr. Bronson said after another pause, in which he picked up an envelop from the table and drew forth a written sheet.
  • The "envelop" was probably similar to the wooden ones found by Stein in the Tarim basin; cf. Serindia, vol. IV, pl. xxi. for more
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  • The postal "envelope" (a wrapper, a covering) was not big enough to "envelop" (to wrap up; to cover completely) the catalogs for mailing.
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