Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery

Etymologies

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Examples

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

    Three Stages of Amazement

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

    Three Stages of Amazement

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

    Take Me There

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

    Take Me There

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

    Take Me There

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

    Take Me There

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

    Rainwater

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

    Certain Girls

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

    Certain Girls

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

    Certain Girls

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