from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To set (a gem, for example).
- transitive v. To set with or as if with gems: enchase a brooch.
- transitive v. To decorate or ornament by inlaying or engraving.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To set (a gemstone etc) into.
- v. To be a setting for.
- v. To decorate with jewels, or with inlaid ornament.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To chase; to ornament by embossing or engraving.
- transitive v. To delineate or describe, as by writing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To drive or chase away.
- To inlay; incrust with precious stones or the like.
- Hence To incrust or enrich in any manner; adorn by ornamental additions or by ornamental work.
- To chase, as metal-work. See chase, 1.
- To inclose or contain as something enchased.
Middle English, to engrave, from Old French enchasser, to set gems : en-, in; see en-1 + chasse, case (from Latin capsa, box).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)