envelop vs wrap what difference

what is difference between envelop and wrap

English

Alternative forms

  • invelop, invelope (obsolete)
  • envelope (archaic)

Etymology

From Middle English envolupen, from Old French anveloper, envoluper (modern French envelopper), from en- + voloper, vloper (to wrap, wrap up) (compare Italian -viluppare; Old Italian alternate form goluppare (to wrap)) from Vulgar Latin *vuloppare (to wrap), from Proto-Germanic *wlappaną, *wrappaną (to wrap, roll up, turn, wind), from Proto-Indo-European *werb- (to turn, bend) [1]. Akin to Middle English wlappen (to wrap, fold) (Modern English lap (to wrap, involve, fold)), Middle English wrappen (to wrap), Middle Dutch lappen (to wrap up, embrace), Danish dialectal vravle (to wind, twist), Middle Low German wrempen (to wrinkle, distort), Old English wearp (warp). Doublet of enwrap.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ĕn-vĕlʹəp, IPA(key): /ɛnˈvɛləp/

Verb

envelop (third-person singular simple present envelops, present participle enveloping, simple past and past participle enveloped)

  1. (transitive) To surround or enclose.

Translations

See also

  • envelope

Dutch

Alternative forms

  • enveloppe

Etymology

Borrowed from French enveloppe.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɑn.vəˈlɔp/, /ˌɛn.vəˈlɔp/
  • Hyphenation: en‧ve‧lop
  • Rhymes: -ɔp

Noun

envelop f (plural enveloppen, diminutive envelopje n)

  1. An envelope, closing paper wrapper as used for mailing

Synonyms

  • briefomslag

Descendants

  • Indonesian: amplop
    • Ternate: amflop
  • Papiamentu: ènvelòp

Anagrams

  • leven op, opleven


English

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, US) enPR: răp, IPA(key): /ɹæp/
    • Rhymes: -æp
    • Homophone: rap
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /ɹɒp/

Etymology 1

From Middle English wrappen (to wrap, fold), of uncertain origin. Perhaps related to North Frisian wrappe (to press into; stop up), dialectal Danish vrappe (to stuff, cram), Middle Low German rincworpen (to envelop, wrap), Middle Low German wrempen (to wrinkle, scrunch the face), all perhaps tied to Proto-Indo-European *werp-, *werb- (to turn, twist, bend). Compare also similar-sounding and similar-meaning Middle English wlappen (to wrap, lap, envelop, fold), Middle Dutch lappen (to wrap up), Old Italian goluppare (to wrap) (from Germanic). Doublet of lap; related to envelop, develop.

Alternative forms

  • wrop (dialectal)

Verb

wrap (third-person singular simple present wraps, present participle wrapping, simple past and past participle wrapped or (archaic) wrapt)

  1. (transitive) To enclose (an object) completely in any flexible, thin material such as fabric or paper.
  2. (transitive) To enclose or coil around an object or organism, as a form of grasping.
    A snake wraps itself around its prey.
    • 1811, William Cullen Bryant, Thanatopsis
      Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch / About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.
  3. (figuratively) To conceal by enveloping or enfolding; to hide.
    • a. 1640, Thomas Carew, Ingrateful Beauty Threatened
      wise poets that wrap truth in tales
  4. (transitive or intransitive, video production) To finish shooting (filming) a video, television show, or movie.
    To avoid going over budget, let’s make sure we wrap by ten. (compare wrap up 2)
  5. (lines, words, text, etc.) To break a continuous line (of text) onto the next line
    I wrapped the text so that I wouldn’t need to scroll to the right to read it.
  6. (computing, transitive) To make functionality available through a software wrapper.
  7. (transitive) To (cause to) reset to an original value after passing a maximum.
    The row counter wraps back to zero when no more rows can be inserted.
Quotations
  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:wrap.
Synonyms
  • (enclose in fabric, paper, etc): enfold, lap
Antonyms
  • unwrap
Derived terms
Related terms
  • wrap around
  • wrap around one’s little finger
  • wrap up
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English wrappe, from the verb (see above).

Noun

wrap (plural wraps)

  1. Paper or sheeting that is wrapped around something to protect, contain, or conceal it.
  2. A garment that one wraps around the body to keep oneself warm.
  3. A type of food consisting of various ingredients wrapped in a tortilla or pancake.
  4. (entertainment) The completion of all or a major part of a performance.
  5. A wraparound mortgage.
Derived terms
  • fish wrap
  • giftwrap
Translations

Etymology 3

Noun

wrap (plural wraps)

  1. (Australia, informal) Alternative spelling of rap (appraisal)

References

Anagrams

  • warp

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈræp/, [ˈræp]
  • IPA(key): /ˈʋræp/, [ˈʋræp]

Noun

wrap

  1. wrap (food)

Declension

Synonyms

  • rulla
  • wrappi

French

Etymology

From English wrap.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ʁap/, /vʁap/
  • Homophones: rap, râpe

Noun

wrap m (plural wraps)

  1. wrap (sandwich)

Spanish

Etymology

From English wrap.

Noun

wrap m (plural wraps)

  1. wrap (sandwich)

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