Emboss meaning

ĕm-bôs, -bŏs
Emboss is defined as to carve, or to decorate with raised designs.

An example of emboss is to engrave a pattern in a wooden table.

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To mold or carve in relief.

Emboss a design on a coin.

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To decorate with or as if with a raised design.

Emboss leather.

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To cover with many protuberances; stud.
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To decorate or cover with designs, patterns, etc. raised above the surface.
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To carve, raise, or print (a design, etc.) so that it is raised above the surface; raise in relief.
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To embellish; ornament.
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To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol.

The papers weren't official until the seal had been embossed on them.

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To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, etc.
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(obsolete) Of a hunted animal: to take shelter in a wood or forest.
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(obsolete) To drive (an animal) to extremity; to exhaust, to make foam at the mouth.
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(obsolete) To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to enclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.
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(obsolete) To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.
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To adorn; decorate.
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Origin of emboss

  • Middle English embosen from Old French embocer en- in en–1 boce knob

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from em- +‎ Old French bos, bois (“wood”). Compare imbosk.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English embosen, from Old French embocer.

    From Wiktionary