Meaning of ENVELOPE in English

ENVELOPE

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ bulky , fat , thick

▪ large , small

▪ sealed

▪ return ( AmE ), self-addressed , stamped addressed ( BrE )

Please enclose a self-addressed ~ if you would like a reply.

a self-addressed stamped ~ ( AmE )

▪ postage-paid , prepaid , reply-paid ( BrE )

To apply, use the enclosed reply-paid ~ (no stamp needed).

▪ padded

▪ airmail

▪ brown , buff , manila , plain , white

an official-looking manila ~

VERB + ENVELOPE

▪ open , rip open , slit open , steam open , tear open

The letter was suspicious, and I considered steaming open the ~.

▪ address , mark

an ~ addressed in my mother's round handwriting

The ~ was marked ‘Personal’.

▪ seal

▪ mail ( AmE ), post ( BrE ), send

▪ stuff

You don't earn much stuffing ~s.

ENVELOPE + VERB

▪ contain sth , enclose sth

PREPOSITION

▪ in an/the ~

I had put the letter in the wrong ~.

▪ into an/the ~

He quickly stuffed the money back into the ~.

▪ on an/the ~

I couldn't read the address on the ~.

▪ ~ of

He gave her the ~ of certificates.

PHRASES

▪ the back of an ~

I scribbled his phone number on the back of an ~.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .