EnglishEdit

 
Braille is an example of embossing.

PronunciationEdit

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

Etymology 1Edit

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

VerbEdit

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.
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

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

VerbEdit

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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