Origin of envelope
Related Words for envelopebox, jacket, casing, container, coat, pocket, bag, pouch, case, shell, hide, covering, cover, cloak, skin, vesicle, sheath, coating, receptacle, enclosure
Examples from the Web for envelope
Contemporary Examples of envelope
He started out with solo flights, but in this session over the desert outside Dubai he really pushes the envelope.Daredevil in a Jetpack Flies Alongside A Plane
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
December 12, 2014
The parental fold may be about to envelope you—and yet also drive you mad.How to Make It Through Thanksgiving Alive
November 26, 2014
On one occasion, Garrison said Williams had him hand one out-of-state doctor an envelope stuffed with $20,000 in cash.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
The envelope also contains a warning about the federal penalties for obstructing the mail.Grimes Campaign “Exploring Legal Options” Against McConnell
October 31, 2014
Prince William was seen clutching an envelope, when they left, most likely containing images of the scan.Royal Baby Due In April
October 20, 2014
Historical Examples of envelope
He took the card from the florist's envelope and glanced at the name.
When she had gone he picked up an envelope and put a bill inside.
"Because I want to do it myself," she said at last, and thrust the envelope into the flame.
She drew it in pencil on an envelope on her way back in the street car.
Before I open this envelope I am going to tell you what I believe it contains.Her Father's Daughter
Word Origin for envelope
1705, from French enveloppe (13c.), a back-formation from envelopper "to envelop" (see envelop).