emboss

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English[edit]

Braille is an example of embossing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɒs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɪmˈbɑs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒs

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English embossen, embosen, embocen, from Old French embocer, equivalent to em- +‎ boss (a lump; bump; protuberance).

Verb[edit]

emboss (third-person singular simple present embosses, present participle embossing, simple past and past participle embossed)

  1. (transitive) To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol, extrude.
    The papers weren't official until the seal had been embossed on them.
  2. (transitive) To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, etc.
  3. This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.
    • 2021 March 7, David Hytner, “Manchester United catch City cold as Fernandes and Shaw end winning run”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Shaw’s goal embossed his latest man-of-the-match performance and it came in front of Gareth Southgate, although the England manager has surely decided already to recall him for the internationals at the end of the month.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Perhaps from em- +‎ Old French bos, bois (wood). Compare imbosk.

Verb[edit]

emboss (third-person singular simple present embosses, present participle embossing, simple past and past participle embossed)

  1. (obsolete) Of a hunted animal: to take shelter in a wood or forest.
  2. (obsolete) To drive (an animal) to extremity; to exhaust, to make foam at the mouth.
  3. (obsolete) To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to enclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.
  4. (obsolete) To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.

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