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enchasev. t. [F. enchâsser; pref. en- (L. in) + châsse box containing relics, frame, case, the same word as caisse case. See 1st Case, and cf. Chase, Encase, Incase.].
  •  To incase or inclose in a border or rim; to surround with an ornamental casing, as a gem with gold; to encircle; to inclose; to adorn.  [1913 Webster]
    "Enchased with a wanton ivy twine."  [1913 Webster]
    "An precious stones, in studs of gold enchased,
    The shaggy velvet of his buskins graced.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To chase; to ornament by embossing or engraving; as, to enchase a watch case.  [1913 Webster]
    "With golden letters . . . well enchased."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To delineate or describe, as by writing.  [1913 Webster]
    "All which . . . for to enchase,
    Him needeth sure a golden pen, I ween.
    "  [1913 Webster]


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.

ME f. F ench{acirc}sser (as EN-(1), CHASE(3))




VB join, unite, conjoin, connect, associate, put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together, tack together, fix together, bind up together together, embody, reembody, roll into one, attach, fix, affix, saddle on, fasten, bind, secure, clinch, twist, make fast, tie, pinion, string, strap, sew, lace, tat, stitch, tack, knit, button, buckle, hitch, lash, truss, bandage, braid, splice, swathe, gird, tether, moor, picket, harness, chain, fetter, lock, latch, belay, brace, hook, grapple, leash, couple, accouple, link, yoke, bracket, marry, bridge over, span, braze, pin, nail, bolt, hasp, clasp, clamp, crimp, screw, rivet, impact, solder, set, weld together, fuse together, wedge, rabbet, mortise, miter, jam, dovetail, enchase, graft, ingraft, inosculate, entwine, intwine, interlink, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, entangle, twine round, belay, tighten, trice up, screw up, be joined, hang together, hold together, cohere.

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