Definition of emboss in English:

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emboss

Pronunciation: /imˈbôs/

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective embossed)
1Carve, mold, or stamp a design on (a surface) so that it stands out in relief: an embossed brass dish
More example sentences
  • They had the wrong magnetic stripe on the card: the front was embossed with the holder's details, but the account and PIN encrypted on the stripe pointed somewhere else.
  • The sides are also embossed with Shuttle's branding.
  • The front was embossed with a teal hummingbird sitting on a tie-dyed tree stump.
1.1Carve, mold, or stamp (a design) in relief on a surface or object: a dull gold casing with the logo embossed on the front
More example sentences
  • Patrick Robinson, the name of the author, dominates the cover in tall, embossed lettering which dwarfs the title.
  • Some photographers have custom portfolio books made with their names embossed in the leather.
  • I was presented with a white tablet, a dove embossed on one side.

Derivatives

embosser

Pronunciation: /əmˈbôsər/ /emˈbäsər/ /əmˈbôsər/ /emˈbäsər/
noun
Example sentences
  • The new software, ‘Mount Batten Pro-Talking Electronic Brailler’ works as an embosser, connected to a computer.
  • Gather one or more of the following embossers (or discover your own alternatives) to create a design.
  • A Braille embosser, also called a Braille printer, uses Braille translation software to convert regular text to Braille and produce a Braille document.

embossment

Pronunciation: /əmˈbôsmənt/ /emˈbôsmənt/ /əmˈbäsmənt/ /emˈbäsmənt/
noun
Example sentences
  • Nevertheless, this ‘honor’ was soon humiliatingly diluted when North Carolina was acknowledged for being ‘First in Flight’ (with an embossment of a bi-plane).
  • The resulting welds are localized at predetermined points by projections, embossments, or intersections.
  • At an embossing station, at least one embossment is provided in at least each of the laminations preceding the last lamination.

Origin

Late Middle English: from the Old French base of obsolete French embosser, from em- 'into' + boce 'protuberance'.

Words that rhyme with emboss

across, boss, Bros, cos, cross, crosse, doss, dross, en brosse, floss, fosse, gloss, Goss, joss, Kos, lacrosse, loss, moss, MS-DOS, Ross

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Syllabification: em·boss

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