verb (used with object), en·vel·oped, en·vel·op·ing.
Origin of envelop
Synonyms for envelop
Related Words for envelopingencircle, drape, enfold, swathe, blanket, surround, shroud, enclose, engulf, wrap, obscure, encompass, swaddle, shield, fence, gird, embrace, guard, overlay, veil
Examples from the Web for enveloping
Historical Examples of enveloping
He crossed over, emerging out of the shadows into her enveloping radiance.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
He thought kindly of the enveloping mob that had kept him hidden from Allis, as he thought.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
The darkness was like a cloud down there, enveloping the outer brigands.
Immediately afterwards, however, the obscurity was enveloping.Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Then the breeze dropped, and the fog fell thick and enveloping.Simon Dale
verb -lops, -loping or -loped (tr)
Word Origin for envelop
late 14c., envolupen, "be involved in," from Old French envoleper (10c., Modern French envelopper) "envelop, cover; fold up," from en- "in" (see en- (1)) + voloper "wrap up," of uncertain origin, perhaps Celtic (see Gamillscheg, Diez). Literal sense is from 1580s. Related: Enveloped; enveloping.