Definition of embed
1a : to enclose closely in or as if in a matrix fossils embedded in stoneb : to make something an integral part of the prejudices embedded in our languagec : to prepare (a microscopy specimen) for sectioning by infiltrating with and enclosing in a supporting substance
2 : to surround closely a sweet pulp embeds the plum seed
: to become embedded
embedmentplay \im-ˈbed-mənt\ noun
Examples of embed in a Sentence
embed a post in concrete
the nails were solidly embedded in those old plaster walls
Recent Examples of embed from the Web
A number of theropod teeth were found around the site, and at least two were embedded in what were the ceratopsian’s fleshy areas, one in the throat and one near the pelvis.
Like many Marxist apologias, this fails to grapple with the inherent authoritarianism that is embedded in an illiberal thought system.
The City Council on Tuesday approved a three-year, $1.47 million contract for 250 miniature cameras that will be embedded in police uniforms, revealing only a quarter-size lens opening and appearing roughly in the center of the chest.
BtDQ: Honestly, drag queens are embedded within every part of queer culture.
Most airports don’t need such a public mandate, but Missouri law requires a vote to issue public airport bonds, the product of an unusual and long-ago wrinkle embedded in the Missouri Constitution.
IHealthSpot, another reputation-management service used by health-care professionals, builds separate websites called microsites that are embedded in its clients’ pages.
The conditions that created the bonebed, and what led to Allosaurus being buried in unprecedented numbers, are still unknown, not to mention all the other paleobiological and ecological details still embedded in bone and rock.
These were little silver flakes embedded beneath a rubberized clear-coat, so that a Sting-Ray seat shone like the kitchen linoleum in a Mop & Glo commercial.
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First Known Use of embed
EMBED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of embed for English Language Learners
: to place or set (something) firmly in something else
EMBED Defined for Kids
Definition of embed for Students
: to enclose in or as if in a surrounding substance Workers embedded the posts in concrete.
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