Envelope vs Clad - What's the difference?

envelope | clad |

As verbs the difference between envelope and clad

is that envelope is (nonstandard) while clad is to clothe.

As a noun envelope

is a paper or cardboard wrapper used to enclose small, flat items, especially letters, for mailing.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From the (etyl) enveloppe, from envelopper.


(en noun)
  • A paper or cardboard wrapper used to enclose small, flat items, especially letters, for mailing.
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  • Something that envelops; a wrapping.
  • A bag containing the lifting gas of a balloon or airship; fabric that encloses the gas-bags of an airship.
  • *
  • (geometry) A mathematical curve, surface, or higher-dimensional object that is the tangent to a given family of lines, curves, surfaces, or higher-dimensional objects.
  • (electronics) A curve that bounds another curve or set of curves, as the modulation envelope of an amplitude-modulated carrier wave in electronics.
  • (music) The shape of a sound, which may be controlled by a synthesizer or sampler.
  • (computing) The information used for routing an email that is transmitted with the email but not part of its contents.
  • (biology) An enclosing structure or cover, such as a membrane.
  • (engineering) The set of limitations within which a technological system can perform safely and effectively.
  • (astronomy) The nebulous covering of the head or nucleus of a comet; a coma.
  • An earthwork in the form of a single parapet or a small rampart, sometimes raised in the ditch and sometimes beyond it.
  • (Wilhelm)
    Derived terms
    * envelope detector * envelope paradox * envelope stuffer * padded envelope * push the envelope * return envelope * window envelope
    * (something that envelops ): wrapper * (bag containing the lifting gas ): gasbag

    See also

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    Etymology 2

    See (envelop).


  • (nonstandard)
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  • To clothe.
  • The horse was clad with its best blanket.
  • * 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VIII
  • But what interested me most was the slender figure of a dainty girl, clad only in a thin bit of muslin which scarce covered her knees--a bit of muslin torn and ragged about the lower hem.
  • To cover with insulation.
  • (clad)
  • (archaic) (clothe)