Emboss Em*boss" (?; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embossed} (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Embossing}.] [Pref. em- (L. in) + boss: cf. OF. embosser to swell in bunches.] 1. To raise the surface of into bosses or protuberances; particularly, to ornament with raised work. [1913 Webster]

Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, or the like. [1913 Webster]

Then o'er the lofty gate his art embossed Androgeo's death. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Exhibiting flowers in their natural color embossed upon a purple ground. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Embossed — Em*bossed (?; 115), a. 1. Formed or covered with bosses or raised figures. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a part projecting like the boss of a shield. [1913 Webster] 3. Swollen; protuberant. [Obs.] An embossed carbuncle. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • embossed — em|bos|sed [ımˈbɔs US ımˈba:s, ˈbo:s] adj having a surface that is decorated with a raised pattern embossed with ▪ She was given a Bible embossed with her name. ▪ embossed stationery >emboss v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • embossed — [[t]ɪmbɒ̱st, AM bɔ͟ːst[/t]] ADJ: usu v link ADJ, usu ADJ with n If a surface such as paper or wood is embossed with a design, the design stands up slightly from the surface. The paper on the walls was pale gold, embossed with swirling leaf… …   English dictionary

  • embossed — adjective embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery brocaded silk an embossed satin embossed leather raised needlework raised metalwork • Syn: ↑brocaded, ↑raised …   Useful english dictionary

  • embossed — em|bossed [ ım bɔst ] adjective decorated with a raised design: embossed silver/paper …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • embossed — UK [ɪmˈbɒst] / US [ɪmˈbɔst] adjective decorated with a raised design embossed silver/paper …   English dictionary

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  • embossed — adj. [ME. embossen, to hide] Ornamented with a raised pattern …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • embossed — adjective With raised letters or images on the surface …   Wiktionary

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