envelope


envelope
envelope en‧ve‧lope [ˈenvələʊp ǁ -loʊp] noun [countable]
a thin paper cover in which you put a letter
ˌpadded ˈenvelope
an envelope filled with soft material that is used for sending things which can easily be damaged
ˌself adˌdressed ˈenvelope written abbreviation sae
an envelope that you put your own name and address on
ˌself adˌdressed ˌstamped ˈenvelope written abbreviation sase
an envelope that you put your name, address, and a stamp on, so that someone can send you something
ˌstamped adˌdressed ˈenvelope written abbreviation sae
an envelope that you put your name, address, and a stamp on, so that someone can send you something

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envelope UK US /ˈenvələʊp/ noun [C] WORKPLACE
a flat, usually square or rectangular, paper container for a letter: »

a brown/manila envelope

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a sealed envelope

a flat, usually square or rectangular, plastic container used for keeping papers in: »

The papers were handed to me in a transparent plastic envelope.

push the envelope — Cf. push the envelope
See also PADDED ENVELOPE(Cf. ↑padded envelope), PRE-PAID ENVELOPE(Cf. ↑pre-paid envelope), SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE(Cf. ↑self-addressed envelope), SELF-ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE(Cf. ↑self-addressed stamped envelope), STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE(Cf. ↑stamped addressed envelope)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Synonyms:
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  • Envelope — En vel*ope (?; 277), Envelop En*vel op (?; 277), n. [F. enveloppe.] 1. That which envelops, wraps up, encases, or surrounds; a wrapper; an inclosing cover; esp., the cover or wrapper of a document, as of a letter. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • envelope — ► NOUN 1) a flat paper container with a sealable flap, used to enclose a letter or document. 2) a covering or containing structure or layer. 3) the outer housing of a vacuum tube, electric light, etc. 4) the structure within a balloon or non… …   English terms dictionary

  • envelope — [än′və lōp΄, en′′və lōp΄] n. [Fr & OFr enveloppe < OFr envoluper: see ENVELOP] 1. a thing that envelops; wrapper; covering 2. a folded paper container as for a letter, usually with a gummed flap for sealing 3. a) the outer covering of a rigid… …   English World dictionary

  • Envelope —   [engl.], Hüllkurve …   Universal-Lexikon

  • envelope — 1705, from Fr. enveloppe (13c.), a back formation from envelopper to envelop (see ENVELOP (Cf. envelop)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • envelope — s. m. Envoltório para cartas ou outros documentos ou papéis. = SOBRECARTA, SOBRESCRITO   ‣ Etimologia: francês enveloppe …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

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  • Envelope — This article is about envelopes in packaging. For other uses, see Envelope (disambiguation). Front of an envelope mailed in the U.S. in 1906, with a postage stamp and address …   Wikipedia

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