- 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)