[ en-cheys ]
/ ɛnˈtʃeɪs /
verb (used with object), en·chased, en·chas·ing.
to place (gems) in an ornamental setting.
to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving.
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Origin of enchase
OTHER WORDS FROM enchaseen·chas·er, noun
Words nearby enchase
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Example sentences from the Web for enchase
She may turn out to be a pearl of a wife, this young lady whom you are requested to enchase in gold.Major Frank|A. L. G. Bosboom-Toussaint
British Dictionary definitions for enchase
/ (ɪnˈtʃeɪs) /
(tr) a less common word for chase 1 (def. 3)
Derived forms of enchaseenchaser, noun
Word Origin for enchase
C15: from Old French enchasser to enclose, set, from en- 1 + casse case ²
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