What does envelope mean?

Definitions for envelope
ˈɛn vəˌloʊp, ˈɑn-en·ve·lope

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

How to pronounce envelope?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say envelope in sign language?

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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

Examples of envelope in a Sentence

  1. Brad Atkins:

    I even lick the envelope and stick on the stamp for them.

  2. Sammy Davis Jr.:

    They gave me the wrong envelope, wait tillthe NAACP hears about this.

  3. Joel Evans:

    Force Touch is going to push the envelope of how we interact with our screens.

  4. Jeff Kingston:

    In many different ways Abe is pushing the envelope against postwar norms and values.

  5. Jene Luciani:

    Taylor Swift is a fashionista, so it’s no surprise she would try to push the envelope.

Images & Illustrations of envelope

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