HyperDic: envelope

English > 6 senses of the word envelope:
NOUNartifactenvelopea flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc.
artifactenvelopeany wrapper or covering
shapeenvelopea curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
objectenvelopea natural covering (as by a fluid)
attributeenvelopethe maximum operating capability of a system (especially an aircraft)
artifactenvelope, gasbagthe bag containing the gas in a balloon
envelope > pronunciation
Soundseh'nvahlow.p
Rhymesallotrope ... tope: 34 rhymes with owp...
English > envelope: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc..
Narrowerwindow envelopeAn envelope with a transparent panel that reveals the address on the enclosure
BroadercontainerAny object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Spanishsobre
Catalansobre de carta, sobre
English > envelope: 6 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny wrapper or covering.
Broaderwrapping, wrap, wrapperThe covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
Spanishenvoltura
Catalanembolcall
English > envelope: 6 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningA curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves.
Broadercurve, curved shapeThe trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
English > envelope: 6 senses > noun 4, object
MeaningA natural covering (as by a fluid).
Example"the spacecraft detected an envelope of gas around the comet"
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Spanishcapa, cobertura, envoltura, membrana
English > envelope: 6 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningThe maximum operating capability of a system (especially an aircraft).
Example"test pilots try to push the envelope"
Broaderoperating capability, performance capabilityThe capability of a technological system to perform as intended
English > envelope: 6 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe bag containing the gas in a balloon.
Synonymgasbag
Part ofballoonlarge tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air
BroaderbagA flexible container with a single opening
Spanishbolsa de gas
Catalanbossa de gas

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