envelope


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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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There he was, sitting with a newly opened envelope in one hand and five dried orange pips in the outstretched palm of the other one.
You were good enough to give me an appointment, sir," said I, humbly, producing his envelope.
You are sure the grey envelope was in the left cupboard?
How strange it seemed that to a full-grown white man an envelope was a mystery.
Denisov, frowning, took the envelope and opened it.
She replaced the instrument, thoughtfully; her restlessness was assuaged; she finished her letter to Cassandra without difficulty, addressed the envelope, and fixed the stamp with her usual quick decision.
The station-master tore open the envelope and read the few lines contained therein.
Gordon Jones, who had been talking to the bishop, leaned towards him and pointed to the envelope.
I believe," he said, holding it out towards him, "that this envelope is yours.
He folded them just so, put the proper stamps inside the long envelope along with the manuscript, sealed the envelope, put more stamps outside, and dropped it into the mail-box.
The two inclosures had been secured in a sealed envelope, directed to the cottage.
While I am writing my letter, suppose you direct the envelope.
was all I said pointing to the envelope which he had laid on the table.
A thin envelope from an editor in the morning's mail was more stimulating than half a dozen cocktails.
The president tore open the envelope, read the dispatch, and, despite his remarkable powers of self-control, his lips turned pale and his eyes grew dim, on reading the twenty words of this telegram.