1 Decorate (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.’
- 1.1Place (a jewel) in a setting.
Late Middle English (in the sense decorate with figures in relief): from Old French enchasser set gems, encase from en- in + chasse a case.