(Em"ber*ings) n. pl. Ember days. [Obs.]
(Emberizidae) n. a natural subfamily including buntings and some New World sparrows.
subfamily Emberizidae, subfamily Emberizinae.
(Em*bet"ter) v. t. To make better. [Obs.]
(Em*bez"zle) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embezzled (- z'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Embezzling ] [Norm.
F. embeseiller to destroy; cf. OF. besillier to ill treat, ravage, destroy. Cf. Bezzle.]
1. To appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property intrusted to one's care; to apply to one's
private uses by a breach of trust; as, to embezzle money held in trust.
2. To misappropriate; to waste; to dissipate in extravagance. [Obs.]
To embezzle our money in drinking or gaming.Sharp.
(Em*bez"zle*ment) n. The fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it
has been intrusted; as, the embezzlement by a clerk of his employer's money; embezzlement of public
funds by the public officer having them in charge.
Larceny denotes a taking, by fraud or stealth, from another's possession; embezzlement denotes an
appropriation, by fraud or stealth, of property already in the wrongdoer's possession. In England and
in most of the United States embezzlement is made indictable by statute.
(Em*bez"zler) n. One who embezzles.
(Em*bil"low) v. i. To swell or heave like a wave of the sea. [R.] Lisle.
(Em`bi*ot"o*coid) a. [NL. Embiotoca, the name of one genus + -oid.] (Zoöl.) Belonging
to, or resembling, the Embiotocidæ. n. One of a family of fishes (Embiotocidæ) abundant on the coast
of California, remarkable for being viviparous; also called surf fishes and viviparous fishes. See Illust.
(Em*bit"ter) v. t. To make bitter or sad. See Imbitter.
(Em*bit"ter*ment) n. The act of embittering; also, that which embitters.
(Em*blanch") v. t. [Pref. em- + 1st blanch.] To whiten. See Blanch. [Obs.] Heylin.
(Em*blaze") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emblazed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Emblazing.] [Pref. em- + 1st
1. To adorn with glittering embellishments.
No weeping orphan saw his father's storesPope.
Our shrines irradiate, or emblaze the floors.
2. To paint or adorn with armorial figures; to blazon, or emblazon. [Archaic]
The imperial ensign, . . . streaming to the wind,Milton.
With gems and golden luster rich emblazed.