- to raise or represent (surface designs) in relief.
- to decorate (a surface) with raised ornament.
- Metalworking. to raise a design on (a blank) with dies of similar pattern, one the negative of the other.Compare coin(def 10).
- to cause to bulge out; make protuberant.
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Emboss′er; Emboss′ment, a prominence like a boss: raised-work.
Steel dies for flower-shapes have a cutting edge, so that they can stamp out and emboss in one action.The New Gresham Encyclopedia
It is cover'd with Dutch emboss'd paper, almost totally gilt.
But there is a way by which almost anyone may emboss stationery at home with one's own design at no expense whatever.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2
In our earlier days did we not emboss our bosoms with the daffodils, and shake them almost unto shedding with our transport?Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
- to mould or carve (a decoration or design) on (a surface) so that it is raised above the surface in low relief
- to cause to bulge; make protrude