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to wrap around; enfold; hide; enclose: Envelop the area with high walls.
Not to be confused with:
envelope – a flat paper cover or wrapper: Put the letter into an envelope.
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tr.v. en·vel·oped, en·vel·op·ing, en·vel·ops
1. To wrap, enclose, or cover: "Accompanying the darkness, a stillness envelops the city" (Curtis Wilkie).
2. To surround: The troops enveloped the town.
[Middle English envolupen, to be involved in, from Old French envoluper, envoloper : en-, in; see en-1 + voloper, to wrap up; perhaps akin to Medieval Latin faluppa, chaff, straw (influenced by Latin volvere, to roll).]
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vb (tr) , -lops, -loping or -loped
1. to wrap or enclose in or as if in a covering
2. to conceal or obscure, as from sight or understanding: a plan enveloped in mystery.
3. (Military) to surround or partially surround (an enemy force)
[C14: from Old French envoluper, from en-1 + voluper, voloper, of obscure origin]
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1. to wrap up in or as if in a covering.
2. to serve as a wrapping or covering for.
3. to surround entirely.
4. to attack (an enemy's flank).
[1350–1400; < Old French envoluper=en- en-1 + voloper to envelop]
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Past participle: enveloped
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|Verb||1.||envelop - enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering; "Fog enveloped the house"|
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
benight - envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness; "The benighted peoples of this area"
tube - place or enclose in a tube
engulf - flow over or cover completely; "The bright light engulfed him completely"
sheathe - enclose with a sheath; "sheathe a sword"
cocoon - wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
bathe - suffuse with or as if with light; "The room was bathed in sunlight"
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verb enclose, cover, hide, surround, wrap around, embrace, blanket, conceal, obscure, veil, encompass, engulf, cloak, shroud, swathe, encircle, encase, swaddle, sheathe, enfold, enwrap the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
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1. To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
2. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
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envelop[ɪnˈveləp] VT (lit, fig) → envolver (in en)
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envelop(inˈveləp) verb – past tense, past participle enˈveloped –
to cover by wrapping; to surround completely. She enveloped herself in a long cloak. omhul يُغَطّي، يَلُف опаковам envolver(-se) zahalit (se) einhüllen indhylle; omslutte τυλίγωenvolver (sisse) mähkima پوشاندن؛ پنهان کردن kääriä envelopper לַעֲטוֹף लपेटना umotati, okružiti beburkol membungkus sveipa, umvefja avvolgere 包む 감싸다 apgobti, apvynioti ietīt; apņemt membaluti omhullen svøpe/pakke/hylle inn owinąć پوښلو نغاړل، پېچل، تاوول envolver(-se) a (se) înveli завертывать zahaliť (sa) zaviti zamotati svepa in หุ้มห่อ sarmak, örtmek 包，裹，封 обгортати; обкутувати پوری طرح سے لپیٹ دینا bao bọc 包，裹，封
envelop, without an -e, is a verb.
envelope, with an -e is a noun.
envelope, with an -e is a noun.
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