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em·boss

 (ĕm-bôs′, -bŏs′)
tr.v. em·bossed, em·boss·ing, em·boss·es
1. To mold or carve in relief: emboss a design on a coin.
2. To decorate with or as if with a raised design: emboss leather.
3. To adorn; decorate.
4. To cover with many protuberances; stud: "The whole buoy was embossed with barnacles" (Herman Melville).

[Middle English embosen, from Old French embocer : en-, in; see en-1 + boce, knob.]

em·boss′er n.

embossed

(ɪmˈbɒst)
adj
(Art Terms) having a moulded or carved decoration or design on the surface so that it is raised above the surface in low relief
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.embossed - embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery; "brocaded silk"; "an embossed satin"; "embossed leather"; "raised needlework"; "raised metalwork"
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
Translations
يُزَيِّن بِنَقْش بارِز
dombornyomásos
skreyttur meî upphleyptu letri/mynstri
papuoštas reljefiniu ornamentu
ar reljefu rotājumu
ozdobný

embossed

[ɪmˈbɒst] ADJ [writing paper] → con membretes en relieve; [metal, velvet, leather] → repujado, labrado; [wallpaper] → labrado

embossed

[ɪmˈbɒst] adj [fabric, paper, wallpaper, leather] → gaufré(e); [metal] → repoussé(e)
paper embossed with ... → du papier frappé(e) de ...

embossed

adj lettering, paper, leathergeprägt; designerhaben; an embossed silver trayein Silbertablett ntmit Relief; embossed with a designmit aufgeprägtem Muster; embossed in silvermit Silberprägung; embossed wallpaperPrägetapete f

embossed

[ɪmˈbɒst] adj (see vb) → a sbalzo, impresso/a in rilievo, goffrato/a
embossed with ... → con in rilievo...

embossed

(imˈbost) adjective
(of metal, leather etc) ornamented with a raised design. an embossed silver spoon.
References in classic literature ?
From beneath the flap of an enormous pocket of a soiled vest of embossed silk, heavily ornamented with tarnished silver lace, projected an instrument, which, from being seen in such martial company, might have been easily mistaken for some mischievous and unknown implement of war.
The brilliancy of her eyes, the superb arch of her eyebrows, her well-formed aquiline nose, her teeth as white as pearl, and the profusion of her sable tresses, which, each arranged in its own little spiral of twisted curls, fell down upon as much of a lovely neck and bosom as a simarre of the richest Persian silk, exhibiting flowers in their natural colours embossed upon a purple ground, permitted to be visible all these constituted a combination of loveliness, which yielded not to the most beautiful of the maidens who surrounded her.
said the Emperor, standing up in his Imperial robes, which he had himself put on, and fastening on his sword richly embossed with gold.
A goodly sword hung at his side, its scabbard all embossed with tilting knights and weeping ladies.
Some fragments of past splendor appeared here and there upon the walls of this modest lodging; a sword, for example, richly embossed, which belonged by its make to the times of Francis I, the hilt of which alone, encrusted with precious stones, might be worth two hundred pistoles, and which, nevertheless, in his moments of greatest distress Athos had never pledged or offered for sale.
He is caparisoned in the most dashing and fantastic style; the bridles and crupper are weightily embossed with beads and cockades; and head, mane, and tail, are interwoven with abundance of eagles' plumes, which flutter in the wind.
Besides all this, there was a vast quantity of solid gold ornaments; - nearly two hundred massive finger and earrings; - rich chains - thirty of these, if I remember; - eighty-three very large and heavy crucifixes; - five gold censers of great value; - a prodigious golden punch bowl, ornamented with richly chased vine-leaves and Bacchanalian figures; with two sword-handles exquisitely embossed, and many other smaller articles which I cannot recollect.
On it and in it and rising through it, as wrecks lift through the sand, were jewelled elephant-howdahs of embossed silver, studded with plates of hammered gold, and adorned with carbuncles and turquoises.
Then there had been the pleasurable excitement of choosing a showy grey stepper for May's brougham (the Wellands had given the carriage), and the abiding occupation and interest of arranging his new library, which, in spite of family doubts and disapprovals, had been carried out as he had dreamed, with a dark embossed paper, Eastlake book-cases and "sincere" arm-chairs and tables.
Add to this the pleasure of displaying himself in rides about the city, and of making his fine military costume, which you may still admire sculptured on his tomb in the abbey of Valmont in Normandy, and his morion, all embossed at Montlhéry, stand out a contrast against the parti-colored red and tawny robes of the aldermen and police.
Gay was he, indeed, as Robin had said, and a fine figure he cut, for his doublet was of scarlet silk and his stockings also; a handsome sword hung by his side, the embossed leathern scabbard being picked out with fine threads of gold; his cap was of scarlet velvet, and a broad feather hung down behind and back of one ear.
Behind them soldiers and officers bore a large, dark-faced icon with an embossed metal cover.