One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Decorate (a piece of jewelry or work of art) by inlaying, engraving, or carving.
inset, set, enchased, ornamented, decorated, studded, lined, panelled, tiledView synonyms
- ‘The caisson ceiling was elaborately decorated with exquisitely enchased mosaic frescos.’
- ‘Tanen made a warning gesture, they leant against an enchased marble wall.’
- 1.1 Place (a jewel) in a setting.
Late Middle English: from Old French enchasser ‘set gems, encase’, from en- ‘in’ + chasse ‘a case’.
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