Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To surround as a wrapper; enclose.

Part of speech: noun

A wrapper of paper with gummed edges, as for enclosing a letter; any enclosing covering.

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Usage examples "envelope":

  1. " No, sir; I was told not to open this envelope till I was fifty miles away from where it was given me. - "The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way", Horatio Alger.
  2. Perhaps we can get the information we want from the outside of the envelope." - "The Mystery of 31 New Inn", R. Austin Freeman.
  3. She tore open the envelope, and took out a letter. - "The Man Who Knew", Edgar Wallace.