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Synonyms for envelope
ˈɛn vəˌloʊp, ˈɑn-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. envelope(noun)

    a flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc.


  2. envelope(noun)

    any wrapper or covering


  3. envelope(noun)

    a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves


  4. envelope(noun)

    a natural covering (as by a fluid)

    "the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"


  5. envelope(noun)

    the maximum operating capability of a system (especially an aircraft)

    "test pilots try to push the envelope"


  6. envelope, gasbag(noun)

    the bag containing the gas in a balloon

    windbag, gasbag


  1. envelope(noun)

    The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; a coma.

    wrapper, gasbag

  2. envelope(noun)

    A paper or cardboard wrapper used to enclose small, flat items, especially letters, for mailing.

    gasbag, wrapper

  3. envelope(noun)

    Something that envelops; a wrapping

    wrapper, gasbag

  4. envelope(noun)

    A bag containing the lifting gas of a balloon or airship; fabric that encloses the gas-bags of an airship.

    wrapper, gasbag

  5. envelope(noun)

    A mathematical curve, surface, or higher-dimensional object that is the tangent to a given family of lines, curves, surfaces, or higher-dimensional objects.

    gasbag, wrapper

  6. envelope(noun)

    A curve that bounds another curve or set of curves, as the modulation envelope of an amplitude-modulated carrier wave in electronics.

    wrapper, gasbag

  7. envelope(noun)

    The shape of a sound, which may be controlled by a synthesizer or sampler.

    gasbag, wrapper

  8. envelope(noun)

    The information used for routing an email that is transmitted with the email but not part of its contents.

    wrapper, gasbag

  9. envelope(noun)

    An enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane.

    wrapper, gasbag

  10. envelope(noun)

    The set of limitations within which a technological system can perform safely and effectively.

    gasbag, wrapper

  11. envelope(noun)

    wrapper, gasbag

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. envelope(n.)

    [Fr.] wrapper, covering, case, capsule

  2. envelope(n.)

    (Fort.) mound (to cover a weak part)

  3. envelope(n.)

    (Astron.) coma

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    enveloppe, envelopes, shell, envelop, sheathing, casing, envelops, husk, sheath, package, allocation, jacket

How to use envelope in a sentence?

  1. Brad Atkins:

    I even lick the envelope and stick on the stamp for them.

  2. Sammy Davis Jr.:

    They gave me the wrong envelope, wait tillthe NAACP hears about this.

  3. Joel Evans:

    Force Touch is going to push the envelope of how we interact with our screens.

  4. Jeff Kingston:

    In many different ways Abe is pushing the envelope against postwar norms and values.

  5. Jene Luciani:

    Taylor Swift is a fashionista, so it’s no surprise she would try to push the envelope.

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