from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of emboss.
  • adj. With raised letters or images on the surface.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Formed or covered with bosses or raised figures.
  • adj. Having a part projecting like the boss of a shield.
  • adj. Swollen; protuberant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Formed of or furnished with bosses or raised figures: as, embossed leather; embossed writing.
  • In botany, projecting in the center like the boss or umbo of a round shield or target.
  • Swollen; puffed up.
  • In entomology, having several plane tracts of any shape elevated above the rest of the surface: said of the sculpture of insects.
  • In glassdecoration, grained.
  • Foaming at the mouth and panting, as from exhaustion with running: a hunting term formerly applied to dogs and beasts of the chase.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery


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  • Weeks later, when he failed to return, she went through his desk and found the wedding invitation with his name embossed as the groom.

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  • It was a beautiful leather-bound journal with my name embossed in gold.

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  • She ran her finger over the name embossed on the card as she read it aloud.


  • No disc jockey, no hired entertainers, no fancy favors with my name embossed on a T-shirt or stitched onto a baseball cap.

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  • Has the title embossed in gold in the shape of a banner and a painting of two knights on horseback gazing across about 50 yards of sea at a castle on a rock.

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  • In New York there were hundreds of portrait studios with his name embossed above the transom, yet here among some of his own countrymen, he was a heretic, his invention a thief of souls.

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  • Cork took it and looked carefully at the word embossed in black across the metal.


  • Frowning, Tess turned the book and read the name embossed in gold on the front cover.


  • When it came in the mail, it was such a rush to hold this shiny card with my name embossed on it.

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  • One part is the pill, a standard white capsule coated with a label embossed with silvery lines.



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