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Princeton's WordNet

  1. implant, engraft, embed, imbed, plantverb

    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. embedverb

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

    "The young reporter was embedded with the Third Division"


  1. embednoun

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

  2. embedverb

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

  3. embedverb

    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. embedverb

    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. embedverb

    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. Embedverb

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

    Etymology: [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.

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  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

Examples of embed in a Sentence

  1. Photographer Leonard Pongo:

    I think I reached my objective, to embed into the daily life in the Congo, which clearly transformed me, i was allowed into the life of people who were former strangers... and got a deeper understanding of what daily life in the Congo could feel like.

  2. Xuanhe Zhao:

    We embed electronic devices such as sensors, such as different drug delivery devices into this matrix to achieve what we call the smart applications.

  3. Ben Perkins:

    As speeds improve, this kind of real-time product design, development and manufacture is going to be increasingly scaled, don't look at your customer base today but look at them tomorrow and think about how you need to embed these approaches and technologies ... in your organization now.

  4. Ricky Schroder:

    I had to go there and do it because getting into the field with the soldiers and gaining the trust of the soldiers that you embed with is crucial and key, if you don’t have their trust and they don’t believe that what you're doing is a fair shake for them, they won’t give you that access, and they won’t give you the openness that you need to produce something like that.

  5. Jeb Bush:

    We need to embed American troops, as we've done successfully in the past, to help train them, to identify targets, to do what we do really well.

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