emboss, embossment

emboss, embossment
   To create a raised design or relief on a flat surface, usually of metal or paper, by pressing or hammering a design into the back side. Embossment is the result of having been embossed.

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  • emboss — [em bôs′, embäs′; imbôs′, imbäs′] vt. [ME embocen < OFr embocer: see EN 1 & BOSS2] 1. to decorate or cover with designs, patterns, etc. raised above the surface 2. to carve, raise, or print (a design, etc.) so that it is raised above the… …   English World dictionary

  • emboss — I. transitive verb Etymology: Middle English embosen to become exhausted from being hunted, ultimately from Anglo French bois woods Date: 14th century archaic to drive (as a hunted animal) to bay or to exhaustion II. transitive verb Etymology:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embossment — noun see emboss II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • emboss — embossable, adj. embosser, n. embossment, n. /em baws , bos /, v.t. 1. to raise or represent (surface designs) in relief. 2. to decorate (a surface) with raised ornament. 3. Metalworking. to raise a design on (a blank) with dies of similar… …   Universalium

  • emboss — /ɛmˈbɒs / (say em bos) verb (t) 1. to raise or represent surface designs in relief. 2. to cause to bulge out; make protuberant; make umbonate. 3. to raise a design on a fabric by pressing. 4. to cover or ornament with bosses or studs. {Middle… …  

  • emboss — v.tr. 1 carve or mould in relief. 2 form figures etc. so that they stand out on (a surface). 3 make protuberant. Derivatives: embosser n. embossment n. Etymology: ME, f. OF (as EN (1), BOSS(2)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • embossment — noun 1. an impression produced by pressure or printing • Syn: ↑imprint • Derivationally related forms: ↑imprint (for: ↑imprint) • Hypernyms: ↑stamp, ↑impre …   Useful english dictionary

  • boss — Synonyms and related words: A per se, Big Brother, OK, ace, ace high, administrator, anaglyph, ascendant, at the head, auditor, bad, bang up, bas relief, big cheese, bilge, blain, bleb, blister, blob, boatswain, bonzer, bow, bubble, bulb, bulge,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • impress — Synonyms and related words: Ditto copy, Photostat, Xerox, Xerox copy, abduce, abduct, affect, alveolation, alveolus, annex, aquatint, aroma, arrest the thoughts, attach, attribute, autolithograph, backlash, backwash, badge, beat into, bed, blaze… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stamp — Synonyms and related words: John Hancock, OK, Platonic form, Platonic idea, abolish, acceptance, aesthetic form, affirmance, affirmation, amble, animus, annihilate, approbation, approval, aptitude, archetype, aroma, art form, ascender, attribute …   Moby Thesaurus

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