enchase

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. enchanter,
  2. enchanter's nightshade,
  3. enchanting,
  4. enchantment,
  5. enchantress,
  6. enchaînement,
  7. enchilada,
  8. enchiridion,
  9. enchondral,
  10. enchondroma

Origin of enchase

1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French enchasser to case in, equivalent to en- en-1 + -chasser, derivative of chasse case2

Related formsen·chas·er, noun

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Examples 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

enchase

/ (ɪnˈtʃeɪs) /

verb

(tr) a less common word for chase 1 (def. 3)
Derived Formsenchaser, noun

Word Origin for enchase

C15: from Old French enchasser to enclose, set, from en- 1 + casse case ²

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