envelope

[ en-vuh-lohp, ahn- ]SEE DEFINITION OF envelope
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENVELOPE

He took the card from the florist's envelope and glanced at the name.

When she had gone he picked up an envelope and put a bill inside.

She drew it in pencil on an envelope on her way back in the street car.

"Because I want to do it myself," she said at last, and thrust the envelope into the flame.

Before I open this envelope I am going to tell you what I believe it contains.

He opened the envelope, and inside it were ten notes for ten pounds each.

I scribbled a line to Jarvis Pasha, and sent it to him in an envelope with my card.

She tore it open, and a lock of hair dropped from the envelope.

That in the envelope was all Betty had, and that was Madame Gautier's.

Christian folded the letter, and replaced it in the envelope.

WORD ORIGIN

1705, from French enveloppe (13c.), a back-formation from envelopper "to envelop" (see envelop).

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