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Meaning of “envelope” in the English Dictionary

"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, ​papercontainer 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 ​rectangularpapercontainer 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)

"envelope" in Business English

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envelopenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈenvələʊp/ WORKPLACE
a ​flat, usually ​square or rectangular, ​papercontainer for a ​letter: a brown/manila envelope asealed envelope
a ​flat, usually ​square or rectangular, ​plasticcontainer used for ​keepingpapers in: The ​papers were handed to me in a ​transparentplastic 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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