verb (envelops, enveloping, enveloped)[with object]
- Wrap up, cover, or surround completely: a figure enveloped in a black cloak • figurative a feeling of despair enveloped himMore example sentences
- She turned the knob and was enveloped in a shroud of fetid air as the door swung open.
- Anyway my point is it's what's in the mind that counts, and I genuinely believe the essence of the real person is enveloped in their mind and personality and not their physical capability.
- My eyes snap open, yet I'm still enveloped in darkness.
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- So there is an envelopment of law around the exercise of these tribunals.
- The manual, returning to key concepts from late - 19 th-century German military thought, promoted the superiority of the offensive and underscored the advantages of envelopments, particularly when combined with frontal assaults.
- At another point, he notes that he has been treating the ‘interplay of the ethical and the aesthetic as a series of envelopments and overlappings whereby now the one field, now the other achieves dominance’.
late Middle English (formerly also as invelop(e)): from Old French envoluper, from en- 'in' + a second element (also found in develop) of unknown origin.
Envelop is a verb, stressed on the second syllable and meaning ‘wrap completely’. The noun meaning ‘paper container for a letter’ is envelope, stressed on the first syllable.