Enveloped
Envelop En*vel"op, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enveloped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enveloping}.] [OE. envolupen, envolipen, OF. envoluper, envoleper, F. envelopper; pref. en- (L. in) + voluper, voleper. See {Develop}.] To put a covering about; to wrap up or in; to inclose within a case, wrapper, integument or the like; to surround entirely; as, to envelop goods or a letter; the fog envelops a ship. [1913 Webster]

Nocturnal shades this world envelop. --J. Philips.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • enveloped — adj. enclosed or surrounded completely; as, the fog enveloped city. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enveloped — enclosed enclosed adj. surrounded or closed in, usually on all sides. Opposite of {unenclosed}. [Narrower terms: {basined}; {capsulate, capsulated}; {closed, closed in(predicate)}; {coarctate}; {confined, fenced in, penned}; {embedded, fixed};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enveloped — Synonyms and related words: armored, cased, ceiled, cloaked, clouded, coated, compassed, coped, covered, covert, cowled, curtained, eclipsed, encapsulated, encapsuled, encased, enclosed, encompassed, enfolded, environed, enwrapped, filmed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enveloped — adj. wrapped, encased, enclosed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enveloped — envelˈoped adjective (heraldry) Entwined, eg with serpents or laurels • • • Main Entry: ↑envelop …   Useful english dictionary

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  • enveloped virus — a virus having an outer lipoprotein bilayer acquired by budding through the host cell membrane …   Medical dictionary

  • enveloped in mystery — surrounded by mystery, secret, mysterious, enigmatic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embedded — enveloped in skin, lacking free edges, e.g. scales of Zoarcidae, Anguillida …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • magnetosome — Enveloped compartment in magnetotactic bacteria containing magnetite particles. By using this organelle to detect the vertical component of the Earth s magnetic field, the bacteria swim towards the bottom of the sea …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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