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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And, after telling the whole story, under the promise of secrecy, to Gabriel and Mercier, they put the twenty thousand francs into the envelope and without asking for explanations, handed it to Mme.
Put the twenty thousand in the envelope and hand it to our excellent Mme.
The same writing," remarked Holmes, as he opened the envelope, "and actually signed," he added in an exultant voice as he unfolded the epistle.
The handwriting upon that envelope which I have just restored to you, Mr.
Robert returned, and waited near his mistress, with the directed envelope in his hand.
He peered into the envelope, held it to the light, but could not trust his eyes, and in trembling haste tore the envelope apart.
A letter in a double-ended envelope, stuck all over with sealing wax, is pretty certain to be opened in case of any accident to the bearer.
he added, pointing with his finger to the envelope.
I took up the envelope and saw scrawled in red ink upon the inner flap, just above the gum, the letter K three times repeated.
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.
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.
I must tell you," resumed Mazarin, "that it is in a double envelope.
Tell the man the formula for powder is in grey envelope in first drawer to the left of Secretary's desk, War Office, in red ink.
Stationer's stamp cut off the inside of the envelope.
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.