transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, to emboss, from Anglo-French enchaser to set (gems), from en- + case, chase case, box, shrine, from Latin capsa case — more at case Date: 15th century 1. ornament: as a. to cut or carve in relief b. inlay 2. set <
enchase a gem

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

(as a gem in gold), , , / ,

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  • enchase — enchaser, n. /en chays /, v.t., enchased, enchasing. 1. to place (gems) in an ornamental setting. 2. to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving. [1425 75; late ME < MF enchasser to case in, equiv. to en EN 1 + chasser, deriv. of chasse… …   Universalium

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  • enchase — en·chase || ɪn tʃeɪs v. insert gems in a decorative setting; ornament by embossing or engraving; incase or inclose in a border or rim …   English contemporary dictionary

  • enchase — [ɪn tʃeɪs, ɛn ] verb another term for chase2. Origin ME: from OFr. enchasser set gems, encase …   English new terms dictionary

  • enchase — v. a. 1. Enclose (as a gem in gold), infix, set, encircle. 2. Chase, emboss …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • enchase — en·chase …   English syllables

  • enchase — en•chase [[t]ɛnˈtʃeɪs[/t]] v. t. chased, chas•ing 1) fia jew to place (gems) in an ornamental setting 2) fia jew to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving • Etymology: 1425–75; late ME < MF enchasser to case in en•chas′er, n …   From formal English to slang

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