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Meaning of EMBOSS

Pronunciation:  em'bos

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  raise in a relief; "embossed stationary"

EMBOSS is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: boss, stamp
 See Also: block, impress, imprint



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Em*boss"\ (?; 115), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Embossed} (?;
    115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Embossing}.] [Pref. em- (L. in) +
    boss: cf. OF. embosser to swell in bunches.]
    1. To arise the surface of into bosses or protuberances;
       particularly, to ornament with raised work.
             Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss.
    2. To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head
       on a coin, or the like.
             Then o'er the lofty gate his art embossed Androgeo's
             death.                                --Dryden.
             Exhibiting flowers in their natural color embossed
             upon a purple ground.                 --Sir W.
  2. \Em*boss"\, v. t. [Etymology uncertain.]
    To make to foam at the mouth, like a hunted animal. [Obs.]
  3. \Em*boss"\, v. t. [Cf. Pr. & Sp. emboscar, It. imboscare,
    F. embusquer, and E. imbosk.]
    1. To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to inclose,
       shelter, or shroud in a wood. [Obs.]
             In the Arabian woods embossed.        --Milton.
    2. To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.
             A knight her met in mighty arms embossed. --Spenser.
  4. \Em*boss"\, v. i.
    To seek the bushy forest; to hide in the woods. [Obs.] --S.