Origin of envelope
Examples from the Web for envelope
He started out with solo flights, but in this session over the desert outside Dubai he really pushes the envelope.
The parental fold may be about to envelope you—and yet also drive you mad.
On one occasion, Garrison said Williams had him hand one out-of-state doctor an envelope stuffed with $20,000 in cash.
The envelope also contains a warning about the federal penalties for obstructing the mail.Grimes Campaign “Exploring Legal Options” Against McConnell|Ben Jacobs|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prince William was seen clutching an envelope, when they left, most likely containing images of the scan.
It was too late now, and Larry gazed regretfully at the envelope.Larry Dexter's Great Search|Howard R. Garis
But by this time Jasmine had torn the envelope open, and was oblivious to all Daisy's comments.The Palace Beautiful|L. T. Meade
Gilbert ripped open the envelope, letting it fall to the floor as he unfolded the letter.The Cruise of the Make-Believes|Tom Gallon
This settled, he proceeded to take a chair and envelope himself in smoke.The Chief Legatee|Anna Katharine Green
The word urgent, twice underlined, was written in the top left-hand corner of the envelope.Knock, Knock, Knock and Other Stories|Ivan Turgenev
British Dictionary definitions for envelope
Word Origin for envelope
Word Origin and History for envelope
1705, from French enveloppe (13c.), a back-formation from envelopper "to envelop" (see envelop).