envelope


    Wordnet
  • any wrapper or covering
  • a flat rectangular paper container for papers
  • the bag containing the gas in a balloon
  • the maximum operating capability of a system
    eg: "test pilots try to push the envelope"
  • a natural covering (as by a fluid)
    eg: "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"
  • a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
  • GCIDE
  • Envelope (noun)
    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

Example sentences

Another journalist, Fernando Maldonado, received an unmarked envelope full of what were purportedly transcripts of 400 private phone calls made by Puebla politicians.
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Inside, Aroche was thumbing through an envelope of documents that he had wrung out of the state government.
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Mr. Clapper said he would “push the envelope” to include as much detail as possible in the unclassified version of the intelligence agencies’ report on the Russian operation.
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” The absence of any proof is especially surprising in light of promises on Thursday from the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr. that he would “push the envelope” to try to make more information public.
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After the gamut of emotions engendered by Hillary Clinton’s surprising loss to Donald J. Trump, women are once more confronting the big questions that have long enveloped the feminist quest.
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The streets enveloped him, she said.
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In her living room, two blocks from the Oquendo family, Ms. Cavero’s mother, Ms. Reyes, also sat on a couch with a pile of envelopes, these containing court papers and other official documents.
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And maybe as her conviction grew that she would always be her own best audience, she turned poems into art objects, sculptures and pictures: A draft of a poem that begins “The way hope builds his house” is composed on a bit of paper — an envelope flap?
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” As autumn waned, blizzards enveloped the Americans.
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Sometimes, as when they chant, “You let the whole team down,” after poor plays, they are fair and funny other times, they have pushed the envelope, even crossed lines.
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Mr. Gullickson of Successful Farming, who usually writes about topics like pigweed, gypsum and runoff, has started to push the envelope on debates over climate change.
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• More than 46 billion digital red packets — online versions of envelopes of cash — were sent on WeChat, the Chinese social media platform, during the Lunar New Year period, China’s media reported.
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HOUSTON — The chants rang out loud and long at NRG Stadium in South Texas, not from bars or living rooms across New England, until a wall of sound enveloped a team and a quarterback on a mission.
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Joe Quenqua, who runs the entertainment practice at DKC Marketing and Public Relations, cleared up one thing right off the bat: No nominees, no matter what they say, concede they are losing until that golden envelope has been opened.
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On the subway, Thays fished in her bag, pulling out a white envelope that she gave to Omar then another that she gave to Emyr, marked with a drawing of his favorite Pokemon character.
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