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emboss

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verb em·boss \im-ˈbäs, -ˈbȯs\

Definition of emboss

archaic

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to drive (as a hunted animal) to bay or to exhaustion



Origin of emboss

Middle English embosen to become exhausted from being hunted, ultimately from Anglo-French bois woods


First Known Use: 14th century


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emboss

verb em·boss

Definition of emboss

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to raise the surface of into bosses; especially :  to ornament with raised work

  3. 2 :  to raise in relief from a surface

  4. 3 :  adorn, embellish

embossable play \-ˈbä-sə-bəl, -ˈbȯ-\ adjective
embosser play \-sər\ noun
embossment play \-mənt\ noun


Origin of emboss

Middle English embosen, from Middle French embocer, from en- + boce boss


First Known Use: 15th century

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EMBOSS Defined for Kids

emboss

play
verb em·boss \im-ˈbäs, -ˈbȯs\

Definition of emboss for Students

embossedembossing

  1. :  to decorate with a raised pattern or design





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