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Definition of "emboss" [em•boss]

  • To mold or carve in relief: emboss a design on a coin. (verb-transitive)
  • To decorate with or as if with a raised design: emboss leather. (verb-transitive)
  • To adorn; decorate. (verb-transitive)
  • To cover with many protuberances; stud: "The whole buoy was embossed with barnacles” ( Herman Melville). (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 "emboss" in a sentence
  • "Holographic titles emboss their shiny covers of orchid or teal, sometimes cobalt."
  • "He would print it from his computer and then use a US silver dollar to 'emboss' a seal on it for the notary."
  • "* You can make your images look like early photographs with the option "Sepia effect" and like a relief with "emboss" and "embossmore"."