em·​bos·​om im-ˈbu̇-zəm How to pronounce embosom (audio)
 also  -ˈbü-
embosomed; embosoming; embosoms

transitive verb

archaic : to take into or place in the bosom
: to shelter closely : enclose
his house embosomed in the groveAlexander Pope

Examples of embosom in a Sentence

a villa that has been embosomed by the verdant hills of northern Italy for three centuries

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of embosom was circa 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Embosom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embosom. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


em·​bos·​om im-ˈbu̇z-əm How to pronounce embosom (audio)
: to shelter closely : enclose
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