Topic: MAIL

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: enveloppe, from Old French envoloper; ENVELOP


en‧ve‧lope S3 [countable]
1TCM a thin paper cover in which you put and send a letter:
envelopes and stamps
She tore open the envelope and frantically read the letter.
He got a job stuffing envelopes (=filling them with letters) at the campaign headquarters.
sae, SASE
2 a layer of something that surrounds something else
envelope of
an envelope of gases around the planet

push the envelope

American English to try to go beyond the normal limits of something:
a musician who pushes the envelope of improvisation

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