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emboss

Syllabification: em·boss
Pronunciation: /imˈbôs
 
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Definition of emboss in English:

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
  • Bags with embroidered or embossed detailing are key this season, because they can be worn with most of the trends.
  • Opt for these sturdy, colorful notebooks with your logo subtly embossed on the cover fabric.
  • The design features the official Scouting Association arrowhead logo embossed over a globe, representing the worldwide growth of Scouting since 1907.

Origin

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

Derivatives

embosser

1
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

2
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.

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, toss

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