To raise the surface of into bosses or protuberances; particularly, to ornament with raised work.
- To mold or carve in relief: emboss a design on a coin.
- To decorate with or as if with a raised design: emboss leather.
- To adorn; decorate.
- To cover with many protuberances; stud: "The whole buoy was embossed with barnacles” ( Herman Melville).