(En*vis"age) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Envisaged (?; 48); p. pr. & vb. n. Envisaging ] [F. envisager; pref.
en- (L. in) + visage face, visage. See Visage.] To look in the face of; to apprehend; to regard. [R.]
From the very dawn of existence the infant must envisage self, and body acting on self.McCosh.
(En*vis"age*ment) n. The act of envisaging.
(En*vol"ume) v. t. To form into, or incorporate with, a volume. [R.]
(En*vol"up) v. t. [See Envelop.] To wrap up; to envelop. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(En"voy) n. [F. envoyé envoy, fr. envoyer to send; pref. en- (L. in) + voie way, L. via: cf. F.
envoi an envoy (in sense 2). See Voyage, and cf. Invoice.]
1. One dispatched upon an errand or mission; a messenger; esp., a person deputed by a sovereign or a
government to negotiate a treaty, or transact other business, with a foreign sovereign or government; a
minister accredited to a foreign government. An envoy's rank is below that of an ambassador.
2. [F. envoi, fr. envoyer to send.] An explanatory or commendatory postscript to a poem, essay, or
book; also in the French from, l'envoi.
The envoy of a ballad is the "sending" of it forth.Skeat.
(En"voy*ship), n. The office or position of an envoy.
(En"vy) n.; pl. Envies [F. envie, L. invidia envious; akin to invidere to look askance at, to look
with enmity; in against + videre to see. See Vision.]
1. Malice; ill will; spite. [Obs.]
If he evade us there,Shak.
Enforce him with his envy to the people.
2. Chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the sight of another's excellence or good fortune,
accompanied with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal advantages; malicious grudging;
usually followed by of; as, they did this in envy of Cæsar.
Envy is a repining at the prosperity or good of another, or anger and displeasure at any good of another
which we want, or any advantage another hath above us.Ray.
Enjoyed by us excites his envy more.
Envy, to which the ignoble mind's a slave,Pope.
Is emulation in the learned or brave.
3. Emulation; rivalry. [Obs.]
Such as cleanliness and decencyFord.
Prompt to a virtuous envy.
4. Public odium; ill repute. [Obs.]
To lay the envy of the war upon Cicero.B. Jonson.
5. An object of envious notice or feeling.
This constitution in former days used to be the envy of the world.Macaulay.
(En"vy), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Envied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Envying.] [F. envier.]