- to place (gems) in an ornamental setting.
- to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving.
Origin of enchase
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Related Words for enchaseingrain, chisel, inscribe, imprint, etch, embed, stipple, cut, scratch, fix, burn, impress, lodge, ornament, initial, instill, hatch, print, infix, bite
Examples from the Web for enchase
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
- (tr) a less common word for chase 1 (def. 3)
Word Origin for enchase
C15: from Old French enchasser to enclose, set, from en- 1 + casse case ²
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