What does Envelope mean?

Definitions for Envelopeˈɛn vəˌloʊp, ˈɑn-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Envelope.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. envelope(noun)

    a flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc.

  2. envelope(noun)

    any wrapper or covering

  3. envelope(noun)

    a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves

  4. envelope(noun)

    a natural covering (as by a fluid)

    "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"

  5. envelope(noun)

    the maximum operating capability of a system (especially an aircraft)

    "test pilots try to push the envelope"

  6. envelope, gasbag(noun)

    the bag containing the gas in a balloon

Wiktionary

  1. envelope(Noun)

    A paper or cardboard wrapper used to enclose small, flat items, especially letters, for mailing.

  2. envelope(Noun)

    Something that envelops; a wrapping

  3. envelope(Noun)

    A bag containing the lifting gas of a balloon or airship; fabric that encloses the gas-bags of an airship.

  4. envelope(Noun)

    A mathematical curve, surface, or higher-dimensional object that is the tangent to a given family of lines, curves, surfaces, or higher-dimensional objects.

  5. envelope(Noun)

    A curve that bounds another curve or set of curves, as the modulation envelope of an amplitude-modulated carrier wave in electronics.

  6. envelope(Noun)

    The shape of a sound, which may be controlled by a synthesizer or sampler.

  7. envelope(Noun)

    The information used for routing an email that is transmitted with the email but not part of its contents.

  8. envelope(Noun)

    An enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane.

  9. envelope(Noun)

    The set of limitations within which a technological system can perform safely and effectively.

  10. envelope(Noun)

    The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; a coma.

  11. Origin: From the enveloppe, from envelopper.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Envelope(noun)

    alt. of Envelop

Freebase

  1. Envelope

    An envelope is a common packaging item, usually made of thin flat material. It is designed to contain a flat object, such as a letter or card. Traditional envelopes are made from sheets of paper cut to one of three shapes: a rhombus, a short-arm cross, or a kite. These shapes allow for the creation of the envelope structure by folding the sheet sides around a central rectangular area. In this manner, a rectangle-faced enclosure is formed with an arrangement of four flaps on the reverse side.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Envelope' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4342

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Envelope' in Nouns Frequency: #1976

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Envelope in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Envelope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Clifton Fadiman:

    For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.

  2. Gary Lee Phillips:

    In all things that involve social pressures, if we want to see change we have to force the envelope outwards.

  3. Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon:

    We are very, very careful not to push the envelope too much, this (U.S.) administration won't be around forever and I hope it is temporary.

  4. Unknown:

    Be positive in addressing the envelope to your future, For enclosed are your efforts from the past. Be certain of the postage and double check what class.

  5. Ring Lardner:

    A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.

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