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Synonyms for envelope

Synonyms for envelope

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

any wrapper or covering

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

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a natural covering (as by a fluid)

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

the bag containing the gas in a balloon

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He recognized his wife's handwriting and saw that the envelope was addressed to himself.
The window contained photographs of more or less undressed dancing girls; nondescript packages in wrappers like patent medicines; closed yellow paper envelopes, very flimsy, and marked two-and-six in heavy black figures; a few numbers of ancient French comic publications hung across a string as if to dry; a dingy blue china bowl, a casket of black wood, bottles of marking ink, and rubber stamps; a few books, with titles hinting at impropriety; a few apparently old copies of obscure newspapers, badly printed, with titles like THE TORCH, THE GONG - rousing titles.
He pondered over it for a time, lit a match, and burned the two envelopes and the enclosure carefully.
Stationer's stamp cut off the inside of the envelope.
There was an envelope lying on the counter, and a policeman writing in a note-book!
He put his hand into his pocket, pulled forth the envelope that held the money, and sat stupefied.
With no expectation of pleasure, but with the strongest curiosity, Elizabeth opened the letter, and, to her still increasing wonder, perceived an envelope containing two sheets of letter-paper, written quite through, in a very close hand.
The marquise trembled, for this paper was the envelope of the letter she was reading as her friend had entered, and was sealed with the superintendent's arms.
His lip had fallen, his eyes were protruding, his skin the colour of putty, and he glared at the envelope which he still held in his trembling hand, 'K.
When I called on Wednesday there was a letter with the West Kensington postmark upon it, and my name scrawled across the envelope in a handwriting which looked like a barbed-wire railing.
Mingott's door, where a large square envelope was handed in; and that evening at the Opera Mr.
The outer envelope might then be cast off as a useless encumbrance; and the second balloon, left free to itself, would not offer the same hold to the currents of air as a half-inflated one must needs present.
What bent had it contracted, what form had it assumed beneath that knotted envelope, in that savage life?
The second one he turned over and over, searching for an opening--he had never seen a sealed envelope before.
The officer, a very young lad with a broad rosy face and keen merry eyes, galloped up to Denisov and handed him a sodden envelope.