emboss

verb (1)
em·boss | \im-ˈbäs, -ˈbȯs\
embossed; embossing; embosses

Definition of emboss 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to raise the surface of into bosses especially : to ornament with raised work

2 : to raise in relief from a surface

emboss

verb (2)
embossed; embossing; embosses

Definition of emboss (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

archaic

: to drive (a hunted animal) to bay or to exhaustion

Other Words from emboss

Verb (1)

embossable \im-ˈbä-sə-bəl, -ˈbȯ- \ adjective
embosser \im-ˈbä-sər, -ˈbȯ- \ noun
embossment \im-ˈbä-smənt, -ˈbȯ- \ noun

First Known Use of emboss

Verb (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for emboss

Verb (1)

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

Verb (2)

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

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emboss

verb
em·boss | \im-ˈbäs, -ˈbȯs\
embossed; embossing

Kids Definition of emboss

: to decorate with a raised pattern or design

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