Definition of Enchase

1. v. t. To incase or inclose in a border or rim; to surround with an ornamental casing, as a gem with gold; to encircle; to inclose; to adorn.



Definition of Enchase

1. Verb. To set (a gemstone etc) into. ¹

2. Verb. (figuratively) To be a setting for. ¹

3. Verb. To decorate with jewels, or with inlaid ornament. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enchase

1. to place in an ornamental setting [v -CHASED, -CHASING, -CHASES]

Medical Definition of Enchase

1. 1. To incase or inclose in a border or rim; to surround with an ornamental casing, as a gem with gold; to encircle; to inclose; to adorn. "Enchased with a wanton ivy twine." (Spenser) "An precious stones, in studs of gold enchased, The shaggy velvet of his buskins graced." (Mickle) 2. To chase; to ornament by embossing or engraving; as, to enchase a watch case. "With golden letters . . . Well enchased." (Spenser) 3. To delineate or describe, as by writing. "All which . . . For to enchase, Him needeth sure a golden pen, I ween." (Spenser) Origin: F. Enchasser; pref. En- (L. In) + chasse box containing relics, frame, case, the same word as caisse case. See 1st Case, and cf. Chase, Encase, Incase. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enchase

enchanting
enchantingly
enchantment
enchantments
enchantour
enchantress
enchantresses
enchants
encharge
encharged
encharges
encharging
encharm
encharmed
encharms
enchase (current term)
enchased
enchaser
enchasers
enchases
enchasing
enchasten
enchastened
enchastening
enchastens
enchaunt
enchauntour
enchauntress
encheason
encheasons

Literary usage of Enchase

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1893)
"The two senses of casement are, in fact, connected ; and, just as casement in the sense of ' moulding' is from the verb to enchase, so casement in the sense ..."

2. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"to enchase; short for enchase, which see. Chasm. ' • — Gk.) L. chasma, a gulf. — Gk. \aapa, a yawning cleft. ..."

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