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[em-boo z-uh m, -boo-zuh m]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to enfold, envelop, or enclose.
  2. to take into or hold in the bosom; embrace.
  3. to cherish; foster.
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Also imbosom.

Origin of embosom

First recorded in 1580–90; em-1 + bosom
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Related Words

embrace, enclose, envelope, surround

Examples from the Web for embosom

Historical Examples

  • There is a fire of autumn colour in the tufted woods that embosom Fernilea.

    Angling Sketches

    Andrew Lang

  • Do they not embosom him in a style of grandeur worthy, if such it be, of a "City of Palaces?"

  • East of the Butes, vegetation continually decreases till it ceases in the black crags which embosom the head streams of the river.

  • We give ourselves in all seriousness to horticulture, and embosom the chalet in flowers, of which we are passionately fond.

    Letters of Two Brides

    Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for embosom


verb (tr) archaic
  1. to enclose or envelop, esp protectively
  2. to clasp to the bosom; hug
  3. to cherish
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