Embosom
Embosom Em*bos"om, v. t. [Written also imbosom.] 1. To take into, or place in, the bosom; to cherish; to foster. [1913 Webster]

Glad to embosom his affection. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To inclose or surround; to shelter closely; to place in the midst of something. [1913 Webster]

His house embosomed in the grove. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Some tender flower . . . . Embosomed in the greenest glade. --Keble. [1913 Webster]


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  • embosom — [em booz′əm] vt. 1. Archaic to take to one s bosom; embrace; cherish 2. to enclose protectively; surround; shelter …   English World dictionary

  • embosom — transitive verb Date: circa 1590 1. archaic to take into or place in the bosom 2. to shelter closely ; enclose < his house embosomed in the grove Alexander Pope > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • embosom — /em booz euhm, booh zeuhm/, v.t. 1. to enfold, envelop, or enclose. 2. to take into or hold in the bosom; embrace. 3. to cherish; foster. Also, imbosom. [1580 90; EM 1 + BOSOM] * * * …   Universalium

  • embosom — verb a) To draw to or into ones bosom; to treasure. b) To enclose, surround, or protect …   Wiktionary

  • embosom — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb Archaic. To put one s arms around affectionately: clasp, embrace, enfold, hold, hug, press, squeeze. Slang: clinch. Archaic: bosom, clip2. See TOUCH …   English dictionary for students

  • embosom — em·bos·om || ɪm bÊŠzÉ™m v. wrap, envelope, encircle; hug, embrace, hold close to the chest; admire …   English contemporary dictionary

  • embosom — v. a. Enfold, enwrap, surround, envelop, hide, conceal, bury …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • embosom — v 1. enfold, wrap up, enwrap, envelop; enclose, surround, encircle, encompass; bury, hide, conceal, secrete. 2. embrace, hug, snuggle, clutch, cuddle, caress; take in one s arms, hold close, hold. 3. cherish, hold dear, value, prize, appreciate;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • embosom — em·bosom …   English syllables

  • embosom — em•bos•om [[t]ɛmˈbʊz əm, ˈbu zəm[/t]] v. t. 1) to enfold or envelop 2) to take into or hold in the bosom; embrace 3) to cherish; foster • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

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