embossing


verb (used with object)

  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 pattern, one the negative of the other.Compare coin(def 10).
  4. to cause to bulge out; make protuberant.

verb

  1. 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
v.

late 14c., from Old French *embocer (cf. embocieure “boss, stud, buckle”), from em- (see en- (1)) + boce “knoblike mass” (see boss (n.2)). Related: Embossed; embossing.

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