enchase

  • 1 Enchase — En*chase , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enchased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enchasing}.] [F. ench[^a]sser; pref. en (L. in) + ch[^a]sse box containing relics, frame, case, the same word as caisse case. See 1st {Case}, and cf. {Chase}, {Encase}, {Incase}.] 1. To… …

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  • 2 enchase — index border (bound) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 enchase — [en chās′] vt. enchased, enchasing [MFr enchasser < OFr < en , EN 1 + châsse: see CHASE2] 1. to put in a setting or serve as a setting for 2. to ornament by engraving, embossing, or inlaying with gems, etc. 3 …

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  • 4 enchase — 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 …

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 enchase — verb a) To set (a gemstone etc) into. My ragged rimes are all too rude and bace, / Her heauenly lineaments for to enchace. b) To be a setting for …

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  • 7 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 …

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

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

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  • 10 enchase — en·chase …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 enchase — /ɛnˈtʃeɪs/ (say en chays), /ən / (say uhn ) verb (t) (enchased, enchasing) 1. to place (gems) in an ornamental setting. 2. to decorate with inlay, embossing, or engraving. {French enchâsser, from en en 1 + châsse shrine (from Latin capsa box).… …

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  • 13 enchase — v.tr. 1 (foll. by in) place (a jewel) in a setting. 2 (foll. by with) set (gold etc.) with gems. 3 inlay with gold etc. 4 adorn with figures in relief. 5 engrave. Etymology: ME f. F enchacircsser (as EN (1), CHASE(3)) …

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  • 14 Enchased — Enchase En*chase , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enchased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enchasing}.] [F. ench[^a]sser; pref. en (L. in) + ch[^a]sse box containing relics, frame, case, the same word as caisse case. See 1st {Case}, and cf. {Chase}, {Encase},… …

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  • 15 Enchasing — Enchase En*chase , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enchased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enchasing}.] [F. ench[^a]sser; pref. en (L. in) + ch[^a]sse box containing relics, frame, case, the same word as caisse case. See 1st {Case}, and cf. {Chase}, {Encase},… …

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  • 16 inchase — archaic variant of enchase * * * inchase /in chāsˈ/ same as ↑enchase * * * incharm, inchase see encharm, enchase v.2 …

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  • 17 chase — chase1 verb 1》 pursue in order to catch or catch up with. 2》 rush or cause to go in a specified direction. 3》 try to obtain (something owed or required).     ↘(chase something up) (US chase something down) investigate an unresolved matter further …

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  • 18 Case — (k[=a]s), n. [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See {Capacious}, and cf. 4th {Chase}, {Cash}, {Enchase}, 3d {Sash}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding …

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  • 19 Chase — Chase, v. t. [A contraction of enchase.] 1. To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like. [1913 Webster] 2. To cut, so as to make a screw thread. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 20 Chaser — Chas er, n. 1. One who chases or engraves. See 5th {Chase}, and {Enchase}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mech.) A tool with several points, used for cutting or finishing screw threads, either external or internal, on work revolving in a lathe. [1913… …

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