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emboss

Line breaks: em¦boss
Pronunciation: /ɪmˈbɒs
 
, ɛm-/

Definition of emboss in English:

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective embossed)
1Carve, mould, or stamp a design on (a surface or object) so that it stands out in relief: an embossed brass dish the silverware is embossed with falcons
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, mould, or stamp (a design) 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.

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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