enchase

[en-cheys]
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verb (used with object), en·chased, en·chas·ing.
  1. to place (gems) in an ornamental setting.
  2. to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving.

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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Historical Examples of 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

verb
  1. (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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