Associations to the word «Envelope»


ENVELOPE, noun. A paper or cardboard wrapper used to enclose small, flat items, especially letters, for mailing.
ENVELOPE, noun. Something that envelops; a wrapping.
ENVELOPE, noun. A bag containing the lifting gas of a balloon or airship; fabric that encloses the gas-bags of an airship.
ENVELOPE, noun. (geometry) A mathematical curve, surface, or higher-dimensional object that is the tangent to a given family of lines, curves, surfaces, or higher-dimensional objects.
ENVELOPE, noun. (electronics) A curve that bounds another curve or set of curves, as the modulation envelope of an amplitude-modulated carrier wave in electronics.
ENVELOPE, noun. (music) The shape of a sound, which may be controlled by a synthesizer or sampler.
ENVELOPE, noun. (computing) The information used for routing an email that is transmitted with the email but not part of its contents.
ENVELOPE, noun. (biology) An enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane.
ENVELOPE, noun. (engineering) The set of limitations within which a technological system can perform safely and effectively.
ENVELOPE, noun. (astronomy) The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; a coma.
ENVELOPE, noun. An earthwork in the form of a single parapet or a small rampart, sometimes raised in the ditch and sometimes beyond it.
ENVELOPE, verb. (nonstandard) Alternative spelling of envelop
ENVELOPE STUFFER, noun. One whose job is to manually insert sheets of printed paper into envelopes for mailing, especially as an example of a person whose work is menial and unfulfilling.
ENVELOPE STUFFER, noun. A machine that mechanically insert sheets of printed paper into envelopes.
ENVELOPE STUFFER, noun. An advertisement, flyer, or other unsolicited printed material contained in an envelope received by mail.

Dictionary definition

ENVELOPE, noun. A flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc..
ENVELOPE, noun. Any wrapper or covering.
ENVELOPE, noun. A curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves.
ENVELOPE, noun. A natural covering (as by a fluid); "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet".
ENVELOPE, noun. The maximum operating capability of a system (especially an aircraft); "test pilots try to push the envelope".
ENVELOPE, noun. The bag containing the gas in a balloon.

Wise words

In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope