• WordNet 3.6
    • adj embossed embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery "brocaded silk","an embossed satin","embossed leather","raised needlework","raised metalwork"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 1870s, William Russell Frisbie opened a bakery called the Frisbie Pie Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His lightweight pie tins were embossed with the family name. In the mid-1940s, students at Yale University tossed the empty pie tins as a game.
    • Embossed Formed or covered with bosses or raised figures.
    • Embossed Having a part projecting like the boss of a shield.
    • Embossed Swollen; protuberant. "An embossed carbuncle."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • embossed Formed of or furnished with bosses or raised figures: as, embossed leather; embossed writing.
    • embossed In botany, projecting in the center like the boss or umbo of a round shield or target.
    • embossed Swollen; puffed up.
    • embossed In entomology, having several plane tracts of any shape elevated above the rest of the surface: said of the sculpture of insects.
    • embossed In glassdecoration, grained.
    • embossed Foaming at the mouth and panting, as from exhaustion with running: a hunting term formerly applied to dogs and beasts of the chase.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Embossed formed or covered with bosses: raised, standing out in relief:
    • p.adj Embossed (bot.) having a protuberance in the centre
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Em, in, into, and boss.


In literature:

Moreover, on that same flap you may read in embossed letters, still visible, part of the name of this house.
"The Red Triangle" by Arthur Morrison
Embossed on the medallion was a mounted knight driving his lance into a coiling bat-winged dragon baring huge fangs in rage.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
The firm's name was on the directory board in the lobby, white on black in beautifully embossed lettering.
"The Calm Man" by Frank Belknap Long
It is painted, embossed, carved, engraved, modelled in all their wares.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
This clasp was prettily embossed on its upper surface, while its under side was smooth.
"Donald and Dorothy" by Mary Mapes Dodge
The series, bound in embossed cloth L5 10s.
"The Comic Latin Grammar" by Percival Leigh
This inclosed letter was sealed in an envelope bearing the initial "L" embossed upon its flap.
"Victor's Triumph" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
It was a rather fine case, bound in embossed silver, and ornamented with a silver monogram.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
Bits of veritable Shakspearean gold, burnished star-bright, embossed in pewter!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845" by Various
The beautifully embossed invitations were sent about among a large circle of noble and aristocratic friends.
"Marion Fay" by Anthony Trollope
Bound in Embossed Muslin.
"Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages" by William Andrus Alcott
This tribute was sumptuously bound in brown calf embossed with gold, and all the leaves were delicately tinted.
"The Gorgeous Isle" by Gertrude Atherton
Has special embossed leather cover with grain leather corners and back.
"Kodaks and Kodak Supplies, 1914" by Canadian Kodak Company
A really good rococo design, speaking of an artistic past, embossed and picked out in grey, decorated the whitewashed walls.
"Fragments of an Autobiography" by Felix Moscheles
Lucretias nowadays, instead of an embossed dagger use their husbands' razor!
"Maximina" by Armando Palacio Valdés
When the Director saw our work, painting, embossing, etc., he asked if it would not be possible in a year's time for us to have an exhibition.
"Letters of a Javanese Princess" by Raden Adjeng Kartini
Gold-hilted swords glittered in black belts, and several of the men carried queer, ancient-looking guns embossed with turquoise and coral.
"Caravans By Night" by Harry Hervey
The flap of the envelope bore the embossed name and address of the lawyer.
"'£19,000'" by Burford Delannoy
As might be expected, in thickened and highly embossed valves thin spaces occur over the visual organ.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Her mule had a saddle of fine, embossed leather, and silver bits.
"God Wills It!" by William Stearns Davis

In poetry:

My little boy at Christmas-tide
Made me a toy cross;
Two sticks he did, in boyish pride,
With brazen nail emboss.
"The Toy Cross" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
The sky is smiling over me,
Hath smiled away the frost;
White daisies star the sky-like lea,
With buds the wood's embossed.
"Songs of the Spring Days" by George MacDonald
Grave Hierarchs come, an endless band,
In jewelled mitre, cope embossed,
Who bear Rome's will to every land
In all the tongues of Pentecost.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Like fauns embossed in our domain,
We look abroad, and our calm eyes
Mark how the goatish gods of pain
Revel; and if by grim surprise
They break into our paradise,
Patient we build its beauty up again.
"Private Property" by Aldous Huxley
What, though of gold the goblet be,
Embossed with branches of the vine,
Beneath whose burnished leaves we see
Such clusters as poured out the wine?
Among those leaves an adder hangs!
I fear him;—for I've felt his fangs.
"Hymns and Odes for Temperance Occasions III" by John Pierpont
Perchance this mortal is not made as you are?
Take your harp of shell, all gold-embossed and gem inlaid,
And strike the strings, and break the spell.
Strike the sweet strings. Sing him awake.....
Strike the loud strings until they break!
"In Neptune's City" by Theodore Goodridge Roberts

In news:

I learned on a Wednesday night that I needed to be incorporated to get paid for a new job, and by Monday, thanks to the right Web site, I was all set up, papers and corporate embosser in hand.
What I find galling about Ottawa is that John Baird, the foreign affairs minister, struts around the globe, with his unique gold-embossed calling cards, repeating some dumb arguments about dirty oil.
Embossing Tool Creates Artistic Metalwork .
A pot pie with an Oscar-embossed crust is on display at the Academy Awards Governor's Ball food and beverage preview on February 16, 2012 in Hollywood, Calfornia.
She creates watercolor paintings, pin jewelry, and does stamping and embossing, among other things.
Garrett Leather Revolutionizes Stingray Embossing.
Gianna Rose Pink Ribbon Guest Soaps are embossed with a pink ribbon that symbolizes hope.
The new Texture Flexi, says the company, is an alternative to the traditional embossing method of using solid dies.
Microfiber clip board portfolio with embossed PVC trim.
Variable data, short run, on-demand, iGen, PURLS, digital and offset, stamping, embossing, die-cutting.
It's made from 28-gauge galvanized steel and embossed to look like rough cedar.
Tsukineko Embossing powder: (white) Stampin' Up.
Martha shows audience member and comedian April Winchell how to make heat-embossed stationery .
The gold-embossed wooden box, the faux Fabergé Easter egg nestled in a satin.
(orange/white from Modern Milan collection) Me & My Big Ideas Vellum: WorldWin Rubber stamp: ( sunshine sentiment from Card Greetings II stamp set) Green Grass Stamps Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (white) Stampin' Up.