embed

verb em·bed \im-ˈbed\

Definition of embed

embedded

also

imbedded

embedding

also

imbedding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 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

  3. 2 :  to surround closely <a sweet pulp embeds the plum seed>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to become embedded

embedment

play \-ˈbed-mənt\ noun

Examples of embed in a sentence

  1. embed a post in concrete

  2. <the nails were solidly embedded in those old plaster walls>

Circa 1794

First Known Use of embed

circa 1794

Variants of embed

less commonly

\im-ˈbed\

EMBED Defined for English Language Learners

embed

verb em·bed \im-ˈbed\

Definition of embed for English Language Learners

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


EMBED Defined for Kids

embed

verb em·bed \im-ˈbed\

Definition of embed for Students

embedded

embedding

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


Medical Dictionary

embed

transitive verb em·bed

Medical Definition of embed

embedded

also

imbedded

;

embedding

also

imbedding

  1. :  to prepare (a microscopy specimen) for sectioning by infiltrating with and enclosing in a supporting substance

embedment

\-ˈbed-mənt\play noun

Variants of embed

also

imbed

\im-ˈbed\play


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