What does embed mean?

Definitions for embedɛmˈbɛd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plant(verb)

    fix or set securely or deeply

    "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"

  2. embed(verb)

    attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war

    "The young reporter was embedded with the Third Division"


  1. embed(Noun)

    Short for embedded reporter/journalist, a war reporter assigned to and travelling with a military unit.

  2. embed(Verb)

    To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.

  3. embed(Verb)

    To include in surrounding matter.

    We wanted to embed our reporter with the Fifth Infantry Division, but the Army would have none of it.

  4. embed(Verb)

    To encapsulate within another document or data file (unrelated to the other computing meaning of embedded as in embedded system).

    The instructions showed how to embed a chart from the spreadsheet within the wordprocessor document.

  5. embed(Verb)

    To define a one-to-one function from (one set) to another so that certain properties of the domain are preserved when considering the image as a subset of the codomain.

    The torus uE000127956uE001 can be embedded in uE000127957uE001.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Embed(verb)

    to lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand

  2. Origin: [Pref. em- + bed. Cf. Imbed.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Embed

    em-bed′, Imbed, im-, v.t. to place in a mass of matter: to lay, as in a bed.—n. Embed′ment, the act of embedding: state of being embedded.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of embed in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of embed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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