(||Em`bou`chure") n. [F., fr. emboucher to put to the mouth; pref. em- (L. in) + bouche
the mouth. Cf. Embouge, Debouch.]
1. The mouth of a river; also, the mouth of a cannon.
2. (Mus.) (a) The mouthpiece of a wind instrument. (b) The shaping of the lips to the mouthpiece; as,
a flute player has a good embouchure.
(Em*bow") v. t. To bend like a bow; to curve. "Embowed arches." [Obs. or R.] Sir W. Scott.
With gilded horns embowed like the moon.Spenser.
(Em*bow"el) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Emboweled or Embowelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Emboweling
1. To disembowel.
The barbarous practice of emboweling.Hallam.
The boar . . . makes his troughShak.
In your emboweled bosoms.
Disembowel is the preferable word in this sense.
2. To imbed; to hide in the inward parts; to bury.
Or deep emboweled in the earth entire.Spenser.
(Em*bow"el*er) n. One who takes out the bowels. [Written also emboweller.]
(Em*bow"el*ment) n. Disembowelment.
(Em*bow"er) v. t. To cover with a bower; to shelter with trees. [Written also imbower.] [Poetic]
Milton. v. i. To lodge or rest in a bower. [Poetic] "In their wide boughs embow'ring. " Spenser.
(Em*bowl") v. t. To form like a bowl; to give a globular shape to. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.
(Em*box") v. t. To inclose, as in a box; to imbox.
(Em*boysse"ment) n. [See Embushment.] An ambush. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Em*brace") v. t. [Pref. em- (intens.) + brace, v. t.] To fasten on, as armor. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Em*brace"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Embraced (-brast"); p. pr. & vb. n. Embracing ] [OE. embracier,
F. embrasser; pref. em- (L. in) + F. bras arm. See Brace, n.]
1. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
I will embrace him with a soldier's arm,Shak.
That he shall shrink under my courtesy.
Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them.Acts xx. 1.
2. To cling to; to cherish; to love. Shak.
3. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome. "I embrace these conditions." "You
embrace the occasion." Shak.
What is there that he may not embrace for truth?Locke.