American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To mold or carve in relief: emboss a design on a coin.
- v. To decorate with or as if with a raised design: emboss leather.
- v. To adorn; decorate.
- v. To cover with many protuberances; stud: "The whole buoy was embossed with barnacles” ( Herman Melville).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To form bosses on; fashion relief or raised work upon; ornament with bosses or raised work; cover or stud with protuberances, as a shield.
- To represent in relief or raised work; specifically, in embroidery, to raise in relief by inserting padding under the stitches. See embossing.
- n. A boss; a protuberance.
- To conceal in or as in a wood or thicket.
- To inclose as in a box; incase; sheathe.
- v. To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol.
- v. obsolete Of a hunted animal: to take shelter in a wood or forest.
- v. obsolete To drive (an animal) to extremity; to exhaust, to make foam at the mouth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To raise the surface of into bosses or protuberances; particularly, to ornament with raised work.
- v. To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, or the like.
- v. obsolete To make to foam at the mouth, like a hunted animal.
- v. obsolete To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to inclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.
- v. To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.
- v. obsolete To seek the bushy forest; to hide in the woods.
- v. raise in a relief
- Perhaps from em- + Old French bos, bois ("wood"). Compare imbosk. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English embosen, from Old French embocer : en-, in; see en-1 + boce, knob. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Holographic titles emboss their shiny covers of orchid or teal, sometimes cobalt.”
“He would print it from his computer and then use a US silver dollar to 'emboss' a seal on it for the notary.”
“- The options "emboss" and "embossmore" transform your images to a relief with two nuances.”
“* You can make your images look like early photographs with the option "Sepia effect" and like a relief with "emboss" and "embossmore".”
“In 1958, Dashew Business Machines received an initial order from 300,000 BankAmericard plastic credit cards and 3,000 imprinters and 1 electronic Databosser to emboss the credit card information on the plastic credit card and from the IBM punch cards.”
“Perhaps add a slightly-less-violent yellow to the black, as an emboss or shadow?”
“Em - is a common prefix, found in words such as embark, embed, embody, emboss, embrace, and embroil.”
“Currently, she has written the following, with neat little bullet points that emboss the page:”
“If you prefer your waffles slim, crisp and old-fashioned and don't require a fancy model that will do flips or emboss the face of a cartoon character onto your breakfast, look no further.”
“Your local shoe-repair store can emboss it with his initials.”
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