verb em·bed \im-ˈbed\

: to place or set (something) firmly in something else

em·bed·ded also im·bed·dedem·bed·ding also im·bed·ding

Full Definition of EMBED

transitive verb
a :  to enclose closely in or as if in a matrix <fossils embedded in stone>
b :  to make something an integral part of <the prejudices embedded in our language>
c :  to prepare (a microscopy specimen) for sectioning by infiltrating with and enclosing in a supporting substance
:  to surround closely <a sweet pulp embeds the plum seed>
intransitive verb
:  to become embedded
em·bed·ment \-ˈbed-mənt\ noun

Variants of EMBED

em·bed also im·bed \im-ˈbed\

Examples of EMBED

  1. embed a post in concrete
  2. <the nails were solidly embedded in those old plaster walls>

First Known Use of EMBED

circa 1794

Rhymes with EMBED

abed, ahead, airhead, baldhead, beachhead, bedspread, bedstead, beebread, behead, bestead, bighead, biped, blackhead, blockhead, bloodred, bloodshed, bobsled, bonehead, brain-dead, break bread, bridgehead, brown bread, bulkhead, bullhead, catch dead, cathead, childbed, clubhead, coed, cokehead, corn bread, corn-fed, cowshed, crackhead, crispbread, crisphead, crossbred, crosshead, daybed, deadhead, death's-head, deathbed, dispread, dogsled, dopehead, drop-dead, drophead, drumhead, dumbhead, egghead, far-red, farmstead, fathead, flatbed, forehead, foresaid, French bread, fry bread, Gateshead, gearhead, godhead, greenhead, half-bred, hardhead, highbred, hogshead, homebred, homestead, hophead, hotbed, hothead, ill-bred, inbred, instead, jarhead, juicehead, knock dead, lamed, light bread, lowbred, lunkhead, make head, masthead, meathead, moped, naled, outspread, packthread, phys ed, pinhead, pithead, point spread, pothead, premed, printhead, purebred, quick bread, railhead, redhead, red lead, re-tread, retread, roadbed, roadstead, Roundhead, saphead, scarehead, screw thread, seabed, seedbed, sheep ked, sheepshead, sheetfed, shewbread, shortbread, sickbed, skinhead, snowshed, softhead, sorehead, spearhead, spoon bread, springhead, steelhead, straightbred, streambed, subhead, sweetbread, swellhead, thickhead, toolshed, towhead, trailhead, Turk's head, unbred, undead, unread, unsaid, unthread, untread, Volstead, warhead, webfed, well-bred, wellhead, well-read, white-bread, whitehead, white lead, widespread, wingspread, woodshed, woolshed
EMBEDDING Defined for Kids


verb em·bed \im-ˈbed\

Definition of EMBED for Kids

:  to enclose in or as if in a surrounding substance <Workers embedded the posts in concrete.>
Medical Dictionary


transitive verb em·bed
em·bed·ded also im·bed·dedem·bed·ding also im·bed·ding

Medical Definition of EMBED

:  to prepare (a microscopy specimen) for sectioning by infiltrating with and enclosing in a supporting substance
em·bed·ment \-ˈbed-mənt\ noun

Variants of EMBED

em·bed also im·bed \im-ˈbed\


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