Definition of Emboss

1. Verb. Raise in a relief. "Embossed stationery"

Exact synonyms: Boss, Stamp
Specialized synonyms: Block
Generic synonyms: Impress, Imprint
Derivative terms: Boss, Embossment, Stamp, Stamp, Stamp



Definition of Emboss

1. v. t. To raise the surface of into bosses or protuberances; particularly, to ornament with raised work.

2. v. t. To make to foam at the mouth, like a hunted animal.

3. v. t. To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to inclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.

4. v. i. To seek the bushy forest; to hide in the woods.

Definition of Emboss

1. Verb. To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) Of a hunted animal: to take shelter in a wood or forest. ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To drive (an animal) to extremity; to exhaust, to make foam at the mouth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Emboss

1. to decorate with raised designs [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Emboss

1. To make to foam at the mouth, like a hunted animal. Origin: Etymology uncertain. 1. To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to inclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood. "In the Arabian woods embossed." (Milton) 2. To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset. "A knight her met in mighty arms embossed." (Spenser) Origin: Cf. Pr. & Sp. Emboscar, It. Imboscare, F. Embusquer, and E. Imbosk. To seek the bushy forest; to hide in the woods. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Emboss

embonic acid
embonpoint
embonpoints
emborder
embordered
embordering
emborders
embosk
embosked
embosking
embosks
embosom
embosomed
embosoming
embosoms
emboss (current term)
embossable
embossed
embosser
embossers
embosses
embossing
embossings
embossment
embossments
embost
embottle
embottled
embottles
embottling

Literary usage of Emboss

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1. Sallust's Jugurtha and Catiline: With Notes and a Vocabulary by Sallust (1863)
"... to carve figures in relief, emboss. B. С. Ее was afterwards sent into G allia Narbonensis to oppose the Cimbri, and was defeated by them. ..."

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