AskDefine | Define emboss

Dictionary Definition

emboss v : raise in a relief; "embossed stationary" [syn: boss, stamp]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol.
    The papers weren't official until the seal had been embossed on them.

Translations

to mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol

Extensive Definition

Emboss can refer to:
  • Embossing, the process of pressing creases or designs into substrates such as paper or metal.
  • EMBOSS, an acronym for European Molecular Biology Open Software Suite.
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