Emboss vs Engraving - What's the difference?

emboss | engraving |


As verbs the difference between emboss and engraving

is that emboss is to mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol or emboss can be (label) of a hunted animal: to take shelter in a wood or forest while engraving is .

As a noun engraving is

the practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

emboss

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) embosen, from (etyl) embocer.

Verb

(es)
  • To mark or decorate with a raised design or symbol.
  • The papers weren't official until the seal had been embossed on them.
  • To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, etc.
  • * Dryden
  • Then o'er the lofty gate his art embossed / Androgeo's death.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Exhibiting flowers in their natural colour embossed upon a purple ground.

    Etymology 2

    Perhaps from . Compare (imbosk).

    Verb

    (es)
  • (label) Of a hunted animal: to take shelter in a wood or forest.
  • (label) To drive (an animal) to extremity; to exhaust, to make foam at the mouth.
  • *, II.11:
  • *:And as it commonly happens, that when the Stag begins to be embost , and finds his strength to faile-him, having no other remedie left him, doth yeeld and bequeath himselfe unto us that pursue him, with teares suing to us for mercie.
  • (obsolete) To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to enclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.
  • * Milton
  • in the Arabian woods embossed
  • (label) To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.
  • * Spenser
  • A knight her met in mighty arms embossed .

    Anagrams

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    engraving

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia engraving) (en noun)
  • The practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it.
  • An engraved image.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames, the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=He stood transfixed before the unaccustomed view of London at night time, a vast panorama which reminded him […] of some wood engravings far off and magical, in a printshop in his childhood.}}
  • (music)  The art of drawing music notation at high quality, see .
  • Verb

    (head)