embed

[ verb em-bed; noun em-bed ]
/ verb ɛmˈbɛd; noun ˈɛmˌbɛd /

verb (used with object), em·bed·ded, em·bed·ding.

verb (used without object), em·bed·ded, em·bed·ding.

to be or become fixed or incorporated, as into a surrounding mass: Glass embeds in the soft tar of the road.

noun

a journalist who is embedded with a military unit or a political campaign.
a period of time during which a journalist is embedded.

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Also imbed.

Origin of embed

First recorded in 1770–80; em-1 + bed

OTHER WORDS FROM embed

em·bed·ment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for embedded

embed

imbed

/ (ɪmˈbɛd) /

verb -beds, -bedding or -bedded

(usually foll by in) to fix or become fixed firmly and deeply in a surrounding solid massto embed a nail in wood
(tr) to surround closelyhard rock embeds the roots
(tr) to fix or retain (a thought, idea, etc) in the mind
(often foll by with) to assign a journalist or be assigned as one to accompany an active military unit
(tr) grammar to insert (a subordinate clause) into a sentence

noun (ˈɪmbɛd)

a journalist accompanying an active military unit

Derived forms of embed

embedment, noun
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