envelope envelope  /ˈɛn və ˌloʊp/


  1. (n) a flat (usually rectangular) container for a letter, thin package, etc.
  2. (n) any wrapper or covering
  3. (n) a curve that is tangent to each of a family of curves
  4. (n) a natural covering (as by a fluid)
  5. (n) the maximum operating capability of a system (especially an aircraft)
  6. (n) the bag containing the gas in a balloon


  1. An envelope hand-addressed by jailed Panamanian General Manuel Noriega is $350.
  2. Some nonprofits have replaced the old model, in which a paid manager had volunteers stuffing envelopes, with a volunteer manager who has paid help to handle mail.
  3. When Chambers arrived, he reminded Levine of the envelope.


  1. Envelope Maker Filing for Bankruptcy Protection

    Frisco based ‘National Envelope’ says it’s filing for bankruptcy protection. The company is the largest private envelope maker in the US. …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nightcap TV

  2. National Envelope Hopes To Lick Bankruptcy Filing

    National Envelope, the largest privately-held manufacturer of envelopes in the U.S., has filed for bankruptcy protection. It's a sign of the paperless, digital times. It previously filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2010.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: NPR

  3. Envelope maker files second bankruptcy in three years

    (Reuters) - National Envelope, the largest private U.S. envelope maker, sought bankruptcy protection for the second time in three years Monday as cost cuts failed to keep pace with the decline in mail usage. The Frisco, Texas, company blamed its struggles in part on its supply agreement with International Paper Co , which prevented it from reducing costs as sharply as its competitors. The ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  1. "Google will keep pushing the envelope," predicted John Battelle, who wrote a book about the company and now runs Federated Media, a conduit for Internet publishers and advertisers. "It's one of the things that seems to make them happy."
    on Sep 5, 2008 By: John Battelle Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Every lap. Every lap I was concerned about it. Every corner, for that matter," Johnson said. "As a group, we all knew we couldn't push the envelope. I knew at the end, a seven-lap shootout, I could blast it off in there and I'd be OK."
    on Jul 27, 2008 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: Washington Post

  3. "These techniques are used usually in clinical contexts. The gaming companies are trying to push the envelope," said Goldberg, author of "The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Older." "You can use...
    on Apr 29, 2007 By: Elkhonon Goldberg Source: FOX News

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