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Definition of "embed" []

  • To fix firmly in a surrounding mass: embed a post in concrete; fossils embedded in shale. (verb-transitive)
  • To enclose snugly or firmly. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to be an integral part of a surrounding whole: "a minor accuracy embedded in a larger untruth” ( Ian Jack). (verb-transitive)
  • To assign (a journalist) to travel with a military unit during an armed conflict. (verb-transitive)
  • Biology To enclose (a specimen) in a supporting material before sectioning for microscopic examination. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "embed" in a sentence
  • "The Saturday Duck & Cover Mix at 8tracks. com - the embed is screwing up for some reason."
  • "The embed is nice, but the panorama is meant to be exprienced at full screen so head on over to 360 Cities for a much better view: Link – Thanks Jeffrey!"
  • "Why use the word embed, although it is the correct verb, still won't copy this code sound better?"