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en·vel·op

 (ĕn-vĕl′əp)
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).]

en·vel′op·er n.
en·vel′op·ment n.

envelop

(ɪnˈvɛləp)
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]
enˈvelopment n

en•vel•op

(ɛnˈvɛl əp)

v.t.
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]
en•vel′op•er, n.
en•vel′op•ment, n.

envelop


Past participle: enveloped
Gerund: enveloping

Imperative
envelop
envelop
Present
I envelop
you envelop
he/she/it envelops
we envelop
you envelop
they envelop
Preterite
I enveloped
you enveloped
he/she/it enveloped
we enveloped
you enveloped
they enveloped
Present Continuous
I am enveloping
you are enveloping
he/she/it is enveloping
we are enveloping
you are enveloping
they are enveloping
Present Perfect
I have enveloped
you have enveloped
he/she/it has enveloped
we have enveloped
you have enveloped
they have enveloped
Past Continuous
I was enveloping
you were enveloping
he/she/it was enveloping
we were enveloping
you were enveloping
they were enveloping
Past Perfect
I had enveloped
you had enveloped
he/she/it had enveloped
we had enveloped
you had enveloped
they had enveloped
Future
I will envelop
you will envelop
he/she/it will envelop
we will envelop
you will envelop
they will envelop
Future Perfect
I will have enveloped
you will have enveloped
he/she/it will have enveloped
we will have enveloped
you will have enveloped
they will have enveloped
Future Continuous
I will be enveloping
you will be enveloping
he/she/it will be enveloping
we will be enveloping
you will be enveloping
they will be enveloping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enveloping
you have been enveloping
he/she/it has been enveloping
we have been enveloping
you have been enveloping
they have been enveloping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enveloping
you will have been enveloping
he/she/it will have been enveloping
we will have been enveloping
you will have been enveloping
they will have been enveloping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enveloping
you had been enveloping
he/she/it had been enveloping
we had been enveloping
you had been enveloping
they had been enveloping
Conditional
I would envelop
you would envelop
he/she/it would envelop
we would envelop
you would envelop
they would envelop
Past Conditional
I would have enveloped
you would have enveloped
he/she/it would have enveloped
we would have enveloped
you would have enveloped
they would have enveloped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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
capsulate, capsule, capsulise, capsulize - enclose in a capsule
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"
enshroud, shroud, hide, cover - cover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"

envelop

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

envelop

verb
1. To cover completely and closely, as with clothing or bandages:
2. To surround and cover completely so as to obscure:
3. To surround and advance upon:
Translations
يُغَطّي، يَلُف
indhylleomslutte
sveipa, umvefja
apgobtiapvynioti
apņemtietīt
zahaliť

envelop

[ɪnˈveləp] VT (lit, fig) → envolver (in en)

envelop

[ɪnˈvɛləp] vtenvelopper
to be enveloped in sth → être enveloppé(e) dans qch

envelop

vteinhüllen; flames enveloped the housedas Haus war von Flammen eingehüllt; he was enveloped in a black cloaker war in einen schwarzen Umhang gehüllt

envelop

[ɪnˈvɛləp] vt to envelop (in)avvolgere (in), avviluppare (in)

envelop

(inˈveləp) verbpast tense, past participle enˈveloped
to cover by wrapping; to surround completely. She enveloped herself in a long cloak.

envelop, without an -e, is a verb.
envelope, with an -e is a noun.
References in classic literature ?
But, on examining the papers which the parchment commission served to envelop, I found more traces of Mr.
From the variety it contained, Miss Ophelia pulled out first a fine damask table-cloth stained with blood, having evidently been used to envelop some raw meat.
If there ever should be a doubt on this head, the credit of it will be entirely due to those reasoners who, in the imprudent zeal of their animosity to the plan of the convention, have labored to envelop it in a cloud calculated to obscure the plainest and simplest truths.
Long before the family retired to rest, the cold had become cuttingly severe; and when Monsieur Le Quoi sallied c forth under a bright moon, to seek his own abode, he was compelled to beg a blanket, in which he might envelop c his form, in addition to the numerous garments that his sagacity had provided for the occasion.
She confined herself, or tried to confine herself, to the simple, indubitable family misery which must envelop all, if it were indeed a matter of certified guilt and public exposure.
For a long summer day they continued onward without halting, a burning sky above their heads, a parched desert beneath their feet, with just wind enough to raise the light sand from the knolls, and envelop them in stifling clouds.
Apollyon also entered heartily into the fun, and contrived to flirt the smoke and flame of the engine, or of his own breath, into their faces, and envelop them in an atmosphere of scalding steam.
Rose had always believed love a breath of beauty that would hold its purity even in a hovel, but she had not been prepared for the sordidness that seemed to envelop her as she crossed the threshold of the first home of her married life.