- First Reference: 2 Kings 4:16
- Last Reference: Lamentations 4:5
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H2263 Used 8 times
EMBRA'CE, verb transitive
1. To take, clasp or inclose in the arms; to press to the bosom, in token of affection.
Paul called to him the disciples and embraced them. Acts 20:1.
2. To seize eagerly; to lay hold on; to receive or take with willingness that which is offered; as, to embrace the christian religion; to embrace the opportunity of doing a favor.
3. To comprehend; to include or take in; as, natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
4. To comprise; to inclose; to encompass; to contain; to encircle.
Low at his feet a spacious plain is placed,
Between the mountain and the stream embraced.
5. To receive; to admit.
6. To find; to take; to accept.
Fleance--must embrace the fate
Of that dark hour.
7. To have carnal intercourse with.
8. To put on.
9. To attempt to influence a jury corruptly.
EMBRA'CE, verb intransitive To join in an embrace
EMBRA'CE, noun Inclosure or clasp with the arms; pressure to the bosom with the arms.
1. Reception of one thing into another.
2. Sexual intercourse; conjugal endearment.
EMBRA'CED, participle passive Inclosed in the arms; clasped to the bosom; seized; laid hold on; received; comprehended; included; contained; accepted.
1. Influenced corruptly; biassed; as a juror.
EMBRA'CEMENT, noun A clasp in the arms; a hug; embrace.
1. Hostile hug; grapple. [Little used.]
2. Comprehension; state of being contained; inclosure. [Little used.]
3. Conjugal endearment; sexual commerce.
4. Willing acceptance. [Little used.]
EMBRA'CER, noun The person who embraces.
1. One who attempts to influence a jury corruptly.
EMBRA'CERY, noun In law, an attempt to influence a jury corruptly to one side, by promises, persuasions, entreaties, money, entertainments, or the like.