transitive verb-·chased′, -·chas′ing
- to put in a setting or serve as a setting for
- to ornament by engraving, embossing, or inlaying with gems, etc.
- to engrave or carve (designs, etc.)
Origin of enchaseMiddle French enchasser from Old French from en-, en- + châsse: see chase
transitive verben·chased, en·chas·ing, en·chas·es
- To set (a gem, for example).
- To set with or as if with gems: enchase a brooch.
- To decorate or ornament by inlaying or engraving.
Origin of enchaseMiddle English to engrave from Old French enchasser to set gems en- in ; see en- 1. chasse case ( from Latin capsa box )
(third-person singular simple present enchases, present participle enchasing, simple past and past participle enchased)