Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
The aim of the studies is to determine how the Braille applied onto ordinary paper by a Braille embosser will wear, and how the height of a Braille dot will change depending on the load (during storage in pallets, stacking, etc.).
The money has allowed Dexter's family to purchase a Tiger Cub braille embosser, which he can use into his teenage years and beyond.
It had two wide-web hologram embossing lines, one soft and one hard, as well as a narrow-web hard embosser for development work.
The software converts the on screen content into braille dots which can then be "printed" using an embosser. Despite the legal and moral obligation to provide accessible content for braille users, many organisations neglect this.
The Braille text included in the artist book was embossed using a 25-year-old Juliet classic embosser manufactured by Enabling Technologies, driven by a PC using the Duxbury Braille translation software produced by Duxbury Systems.
Eight gifts are available, including the Fantastic Four cross body backpack, The Thing cloberring arm embosser, and the Mr Fantastic pencil topper, among others.
In our experiment, we have used an Automatic Braille Embosser (BPRT) developed by Webel Mediatronics Limited.
The materials are embossed on prepunched, 29-by-29.21-centimeter paper using a Braille 200 embosser machine, then cut and bound on a Burster binding machine, both on loan from RBI.
With this software, you can input music into Finale and have the software convert it to Braille and print to an embosser, a printer that prints Braille.
In order to be directly accessible as an audio-tactile, a smart figure must be printable to an embosser that can produce an acceptable tactile copy (or at some future date, be displayable as a useful haptic onscreen image).
The Cricut Cuttlebug, an embosser and die-cutter, is part of Provo Craft's Cricut line of electronic cutting machines.