[ em-baws, -bos ]
/ ɛmˈbɔs, -ˈbɒs /
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verb (used with object)
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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Origin of emboss
OTHER WORDS FROM embossem·boss·a·ble, adjectiveem·boss·er, nounem·boss·ment, nounun·em·bossed, adjective
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How to use emboss in a sentence
An Xbox will have a big X somewhere on a side without cables coming out of it, and a PS4 will have a subtler “PS” symbol embossed on it.Gift Guide: Which next-gen console is the one your kid wants?|Devin Coldewey|November 23, 2020|TechCrunch
The two classes with which I was brought into contact were the book-keeping and embossing.Mystic London:|Charles Maurice Davies
The arrangement of a steel embossing-point working upon a grooved roller--a radical difference--was a portion of this change.Steam Steel and Electricity|James W. Steele
This method leaves the cover to be decorated in some other way, either by embossing or by enameling or by both.
The edge of the tray or plate may be decorated either by piercing, embossing, etching, or enameling.
Moir or “watered” effects are produced in a similar way, but these effects are frequently imitated in the embossing calender.
British Dictionary definitions for emboss
/ (ɪmˈbɒs) /
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
Derived forms of embossembosser, nounembossment, noun
Word Origin for emboss
C14: from Old French embocer, from em- + boce boss ²
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