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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Envelope  \En"vel*ope\  (?;  277),  Envelop  \En*vel"op\  (?;  277),  n. 
  [F.  enveloppe.] 
  1.  That  which  envelops,  wraps  up  encases,  or  surrounds;  a 
  wrapper;  an  inclosing  cover;  esp.,  the  cover  or  wrapper  of 
  a  document,  as  of  a  letter. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  The  nebulous  covering  of  the  head  or  nucleus  of 
  a  comet;  --  called  also  {coma}. 
 
  3.  (Fort.)  A  work  of  earth,  in  the  form  of  a  single  parapet 
  or  of  a  small  rampart.  It  is  sometimes  raised  in  the  ditch 
  and  sometimes  beyond  it  --Wilhelm. 
 
  4.  (Geom.)  A  curve  or  surface  which  is  tangent  to  each  member 
  of  a  system  of  curves  or  surfaces,  the  form  and  position 
  of  the  members  of  the  system  being  allowed  to  vary 
  according  to  some  continuous  law.  Thus  any  curve  is  the 
  envelope  of  its  tangents. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Envelop  \En*vel"op\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enveloped};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Enveloping}.]  [OE.  envolupen  envolipen  OF 
  envoluper  envoleper  F.  envelopper  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  + 
  voluper,  voleper  See  {Develop}.] 
  To  put  a  covering  about  to  wrap  up  or  in  to  inclose  within 
  a  case,  wrapper,  integument  or  the  like  to  surround 
  entirely;  as  to  envelop  goods  or  a  letter;  the  fog  envelops 
  a  ship. 
 
  Nocturnal  shades  this  world  envelop.  --J.  Philips. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  envelop 
  v  :  enclose  or  enfold  completely  with  or  as  if  with  a  covering; 
  "Fog  enveloped  the  house"  [syn:  {enfold},  {enwrap},  {wrap}, 
  {enclose}] 




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