fat, thick | self-addressed, stamped addressed
Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you would like a reply.
| post-paid, pre-paid, reply-paid
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’.
ENVELOPE + VERB
in an/the ~
I had put the letter in the wrong envelope.
| into an/the ~
He quickly stuffed the money back into the envelope.
| on an/the ~
I couldn't read the address on the envelope.
| ~ of
He gave her the envelope of certificates.
the back of an envelope
I scribbled his phone number on the back of an envelope.
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