emboss
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɪmˈbɒs/
Verb

emboss (embosses, present participle embossing; past and past participle embossed)

  1. (transitive) To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol.
    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.
    • Then o'er the lofty gate his art embossed / Androgeo's death.
    • 1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe; a Romance. [...] In Three Volumes, volume (please specify ), Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co. […], OCLC 230694662 ↗:
Translations Verb

emboss (embosses, present participle embossing; 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.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, “Of Crueltie”, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821 ↗, pages 249–250 ↗:
      And as it commonly happneth, that when the Stagge begins to be emboſt, and findes his ſtrength to faile-him, having no other remedie left him, doth yeelde and bequeath himſelfe vnto vs that purſue him, with tears ſuing to vs for mercie […].
  3. (obsolete) To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to enclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.
    • 1671, John Milton, “Samson Agonistes, […]”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗, page 98 ↗:
      In the Arabian woods emboſt,
  4. (obsolete) To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.
    • A knight her met in mighty arms embossed.



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