En·vel·op v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enveloped p. pr. & vb. n. Enveloping.] 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.
adj : completely enclosed or swallowed up; "a house engulfed in
flames"; "the fog-enveloped cliffs"; "a view swallowed
by night" [syn: engulfed, swallowed]