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"envelope" in British English

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envelopenoun [C]

uk   /ˈen.və.ləʊp/ us   /ˈɑːn.və.loʊp/
A2 a flat, usually square or rectangular, paper container for a letter

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(Definition of envelope from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"envelope" in American English

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envelopenoun [C]

us   /ˈen·vəˌloʊp, ˈɑn-/
a usually rectangular paper container for a letter: Don’t forget to put a stamp on the envelope.
(Definition of envelope from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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envelopenoun [C]

uk   /ˈenvələʊp/ us   WORKPLACE
a flat, usually square or rectangular, paper container for a letter: a brown/manila envelope a sealed envelope
a flat, usually square or rectangular, plastic container used for keeping papers in: The papers were handed to me in a transparent plastic envelope.
push the envelope
to go further than the usual limits by doing something new, dangerous, etc.: We're really pushing the envelope on this technology; a lot of other companies are just playing catch-up.
(Definition of envelope from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “envelope”
in Korean 봉투…
in Arabic مَظْروف, ظَرْف…
in Malaysian sampul surat…
in French enveloppe…
in Russian конверт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信封…
in Italian busta…
in Turkish zarf…
in Polish koperta…
in Spanish sobre…
in Vietnamese phong bì…
in Portuguese envelope…
in Thai ซอง…
in German der Umschlag…
in Catalan sobre…
in Japanese 封筒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信封…
in Indonesian amplop…
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“envelope” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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