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Definition of Envelop
EnvelopEnvelope En"vel*ope (?; 277), Envelop En*vel"op (?; 277), n.
1. That which envelops, wraps up, encases, or surrounds; a
wrapper; an inclosing cover; esp., the cover or wrapper of
a document, as of a letter.
2. (Astron.) The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of
a comet; -- called also coma.
3. (Fort.) A work of earth, in the form of a single parapet
or of a small rampart. It is sometimes raised in the ditch
and sometimes beyond it. --Wilhelm.
4. (Geom.) A curve or surface which is tangent to each member
of a system of curves or surfaces, the form and position
of the members of the system being allowed to vary
according to some continuous law. Thus, any curve is the
envelope of its tangents. EnvelopEnvelop En*vel"op, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enveloped; p. pr. &
vb. n. Enveloping.] [OE. envolupen, envolipen, OF.
envoluper, envoleper, F. envelopper; pref. en- (L. in) +
voluper, voleper. See Develop.]
To put a covering about; to wrap up or in; to inclose within
a case, wrapper, integument or the like; to surround
entirely; as, to envelop goods or a letter; the fog envelops
Nocturnal shades this world envelop. --J. Philips.
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