[verb en-vel-uh p; noun en-vel-uh p, en-vuh-luh p, ahn-] /verb ɛnˈvɛl əp; noun ɛnˈvɛl əp, ˈɛn və ləp, ˈɑn-/
verb (used with object), enveloped, enveloping.
to wrap up in or as in a covering:
The long cloak she was wearing enveloped her completely.
to serve as a wrapping or covering for, as a membrane of an organ or a sheath.
to surround entirely.
Military. to attack (an enemy’s flank).
verb (transitive) -lops, -loping, -loped
to wrap or enclose in or as if in a covering
to conceal or obscure, as from sight or understanding: a plan enveloped in mystery
to surround or partially surround (an enemy force)
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.
[en-vuh-lohp, ahn-] /ˈɛn vəˌloʊp, ˈɑn-/ noun 1. a flat paper container, as for a letter or thin package, usually having a gummed flap or other means of closure. 2. something that envelops; a wrapper, integument, or surrounding cover. 3. Biology. a surrounding or enclosing structure, as a corolla or an outer membrane. 4. Geometry. a […]
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[en-vel-uh p-muh nt] /ɛnˈvɛl əp mənt/ noun 1. an act of . 2. the state of being . 3. a wrapping or covering. 4. Military. an attack on an enemy’s flank. n. 1763, from envelop (v.) + -ment.
[en-ven-uh m] /ɛnˈvɛn əm/ verb (used with object) 1. to impregnate with venom; make poisonous. 2. to embitter. /ɪnˈvɛnəm/ verb (transitive) 1. to fill or impregnate with venom; make poisonous 2. to fill with bitterness or malice v. c.1300, envenymen, from Old French envenimer (12c.) “to poison, taint;” from en- (see en- (1)) + venim […]