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Meaning of EMBOSS

Pronunciation:  em'bos

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  raise in a relief; "embossed stationary"
 

EMBOSS is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: boss, stamp
 
 See Also: block, impress, imprint

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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 arise the surface of into bosses or protuberances;
       particularly, to ornament with raised work.
    
             Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss.
                                                   --Milton.
    
    2. To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head
       on a coin, or the like.
    
             Then o'er the lofty gate his art embossed Androgeo's
             death.                                --Dryden.
    
             Exhibiting flowers in their natural color embossed
             upon a purple ground.                 --Sir W.
                                                   Scott.
    
    
  2. \Em*boss"\, v. t. [Etymology uncertain.]
    To make to foam at the mouth, like a hunted animal. [Obs.]
    
    
  3. \Em*boss"\, v. t. [Cf. Pr. & Sp. emboscar, It. imboscare,
    F. embusquer, and E. imbosk.]
    1. To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to inclose,
       shelter, or shroud in a wood. [Obs.]
    
             In the Arabian woods embossed.        --Milton.
    
    2. To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.
    
             A knight her met in mighty arms embossed. --Spenser.
    
    
  4. \Em*boss"\, v. i.
    To seek the bushy forest; to hide in the woods. [Obs.] --S.
    Butler.
    
    
 

 

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