envelope


envelope
noun
ADJECTIVE
bulky, fat, thick
large, small
sealed
return (AmE), self-addressed, stamped addressed (BrE)

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

a self-addressed stamped envelope (AmE)

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

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

padded
airmail
brown, buff, manila, plain, white

an official-looking manila envelope

VERB + ENVELOPE
open, rip open, slit open, steam open, tear open

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

address, mark

an envelope addressed in my mother's round handwriting

The envelope was marked ‘Personal’.

seal
mail (AmE), post (BrE), send
stuff

You don't earn much stuffing envelopes.

ENVELOPE + VERB
contain sth, enclose sth
PREPOSITION
in an/the envelope

I had put the letter in the wrong envelope.

into an/the envelope

He quickly stuffed the money back into the envelope.

on an/the envelope

I couldn't read the address on the envelope.

envelope of

He gave her the envelope of certificates.

PHRASES
the back of an envelope

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


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
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