- Envelop is defined as to completely cover, wrap up, conceal or hide.
An example of envelop is for a mist to completely hide a tree.
Trees enveloped in mist.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- to wrap up; cover completely
- to surround
- to conceal; hide
Origin: Middle English envolupen ; from Old French envoluper: see en- and amp; develop
- envelopment noun
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transitive verb en·vel·oped, en·vel·op·ing, en·vel·ops
- To enclose or encase completely with or as if with a covering: “Accompanying the darkness, a stillness envelops the city” (Curtis Wilkie).
- To attack (an enemy's flank).
Origin: Middle English envolupen, to be involved in, from Old French envoluper, envoloper : en-, in; see en-1 + voloper, to wrap up.
- en·velˈop·er noun
- en·velˈop·ment noun