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 (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.


1. (Art Terms) to mould or carve (a decoration or design) on (a surface) so that it is raised above the surface in low relief
2. to cause to bulge; make protrude
[C14: from Old French embocer, from em- + boce boss2]
emˈbosser n
emˈbossment n


(ɛmˈbɔs, -ˈbɒs)

1. to raise (designs) from a surface; represent in relief.
2. to decorate (a surface) with raised ornament.
3. to raise a design on (a blank) with dies of similar pattern, one the negative of the other.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French embocer=em- em-1 + -bocer, derivative of boce boss2]
em•boss′a•ble, adj.
em•boss′er, n.
em•boss′ment, n.


Past participle: embossed
Gerund: embossing

I emboss
you emboss
he/she/it embosses
we emboss
you emboss
they emboss
I embossed
you embossed
he/she/it embossed
we embossed
you embossed
they embossed
Present Continuous
I am embossing
you are embossing
he/she/it is embossing
we are embossing
you are embossing
they are embossing
Present Perfect
I have embossed
you have embossed
he/she/it has embossed
we have embossed
you have embossed
they have embossed
Past Continuous
I was embossing
you were embossing
he/she/it was embossing
we were embossing
you were embossing
they were embossing
Past Perfect
I had embossed
you had embossed
he/she/it had embossed
we had embossed
you had embossed
they had embossed
I will emboss
you will emboss
he/she/it will emboss
we will emboss
you will emboss
they will emboss
Future Perfect
I will have embossed
you will have embossed
he/she/it will have embossed
we will have embossed
you will have embossed
they will have embossed
Future Continuous
I will be embossing
you will be embossing
he/she/it will be embossing
we will be embossing
you will be embossing
they will be embossing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been embossing
you have been embossing
he/she/it has been embossing
we have been embossing
you have been embossing
they have been embossing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been embossing
you will have been embossing
he/she/it will have been embossing
we will have been embossing
you will have been embossing
they will have been embossing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been embossing
you had been embossing
he/she/it had been embossing
we had been embossing
you had been embossing
they had been embossing
I would emboss
you would emboss
he/she/it would emboss
we would emboss
you would emboss
they would emboss
Past Conditional
I would have embossed
you would have embossed
he/she/it would have embossed
we would have embossed
you would have embossed
they would have embossed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.emboss - raise in a relief; "embossed stationery"
block - stamp or emboss a title or design on a book with a block; "block the book cover"
imprint, impress - mark or stamp with or as if with pressure; "To make a batik, you impress a design with wax"


[ɪmˈbɒs] VT [+ metal, leather] → repujar; [+ paper] → gofrar, estampar (en relieve)
embossed with the royal armscon el escudo real en relieve


vt metal, leatherprägen; silk, velvetgaufrieren; the cover is embossed with his namesein Name ist auf den Einband aufgeprägt


[ɪmˈbɒs] vt (metal) → lavorare a sbalzo; (leather, paper) → imprimere in rilievo, goffrare
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