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.

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