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English Dictionary: embossment by the DICT Development Group
2 results for embossment
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. an impression produced by pressure or printing [syn: imprint, embossment]
  2. sculpture consisting of shapes carved on a surface so as to stand out from the surrounding background
    Synonym(s): relief, relievo, rilievo, embossment, sculptural relief
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Embossment \Em*boss"ment\, n.
      1. The act of forming bosses or raised figures, or the state
            of being so formed.
      2. A bosslike prominence; figure in relief; raised work; jut;
            protuberance; esp., a combination of raised surfaces
            having a decorative effect. [bd]The embossment of the
            figure.[b8] --Addison.
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