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emboss

verb em·boss \ im-ˈbäs , -ˈbȯs \

Definition of emboss

embossed; embossing; embosses
1 : to raise the surface of into bosses; especially : to ornament with raised work
2 : to raise in relief from a surface

embossable

play \im-ˈbä-sə-bəl, -ˈbȯ-\ adjective

embosser

play \im-ˈbä-sər, -ˈbȯ-\ noun

embossment

play \im-ˈbä-smənt, -ˈbȯ-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of emboss

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


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emboss

verb

Definition of emboss

embossed; embossing; embosses
archaic
: to drive (a hunted animal) to bay or to exhaustion

Origin and Etymology of emboss

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

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EMBOSS Defined for Kids

emboss

verb em·boss \ im-ˈbäs , -ˈbȯs \

Definition of emboss for Students

embossed; embossing
: to decorate with a raised pattern or design


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