(En*vei"gle) v. t. To entice. See Inveigle.
(En*vel"op) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enveloped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enveloping.] [OE. envolupen,
envolipen, OF. envoluper, envoleper, F. envelopper; pref. en- (L. in) + voluper, voleper. See Develop.]
To put a covering about; to wrap up or in; to inclose within a case, wrapper, integument or the like; to surround
entirely; as, to envelop goods or a letter; the fog envelops a ship.
Nocturnal shades this world envelop.J. Philips.
(En"vel*ope En*vel"op) n. [F. enveloppe.]
1. That which envelops, wraps up, encases, or surrounds; a wrapper; an inclosing cover; esp., the cover
or wrapper of a document, as of a letter.
2. (Astron.) The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; called also coma.
3. (Fort.) A work of earth, in the form of a single parapet or of a small rampart. It is sometimes raised
in the ditch and sometimes beyond it. Wilhelm.
4. (Geom.) A curve or surface which is tangent to each member of a system of curves or surfaces, the
form and position of the members of the system being allowed to vary according to some continuous
law. Thus, any curve is the envelope of its tangents.
(En*vel"op*ment) n. [Cf. F. enveloppement.]
1. The act of enveloping or wrapping; an inclosing or covering on all sides.
2. That which envelops or surrounds; an envelop.
(En*ven"ime) v. t. To envenom. [Obs.]
(En*ven"om) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Envenomed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Envenoming.] [OE. envenimen,
F. envenimer; pref. en- (L. in) + F. venin poison. See Venom.]
1. To taint or impregnate with venom, or any substance noxious to life; to poison; to render dangerous
or deadly by poison, as food, drink, a weapon; as, envenomed meat, wine, or arrow; also, to poison (a
person) by impregnating with venom.
Alcides . . . felt the envenomed robe.Milton.
O, what a world is this, when what is comelyShak.
Envenoms him that bears it!
2. To taint or impregnate with bitterness, malice, or hatred; to imbue as with venom; to imbitter.
The envenomed tongue of calumny.Smollett.
On the question of slavery opinion has of late years been peculiarly envenomed.Sir G. C. Lewis.
(En*ver"meil) v. t. [Pref. en- + vermeil: cf. OF. envermeiller. See Vermil.] To color with,
or as with, vermilion; to dye red. [Obs.] Milton.
(En"vi*a*ble) a. [From Envy.] Fitted to excite envy; capable of awakening an ardent desire to
posses or to resemble.
One of most enviable of human beings.Macaulay.
En"vi*a*ble*ness, n. En"vi*a*bly, adv.