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Definition of Engross

Engross
Engross En*gross", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Engrossed; p. pr. & vb. n. Engrossing.] [F., fr. pref. en- (L. in) + gros gross, grosse, n., an engrossed document: cf. OF. engrossir, engroissier, to make thick, large, or gross. See Gross.] 1. To make gross, thick, or large; to thicken; to increase in bulk or quantity. [Obs.] Waves . . . engrossed with mud. --Spenser. Not sleeping, to engross his idle body. --Shak. 2. To amass. [Obs.] To engross up glorious deeds on my behalf. --Shak. 3. To copy or write in a large hand (en gross, i. e., in large); to write a fair copy of in distinct and legible characters; as, to engross a deed or like instrument on parchment. Some period long past, when clerks engrossed their stiff and formal chirography on more substantial materials. --Hawthorne. Laws that may be engrossed on a finger nail. --De Quincey. 4. To seize in the gross; to take the whole of; to occupy wholly; to absorb; as, the subject engrossed all his thoughts. 5. To purchase either the whole or large quantities of, for the purpose of enhancing the price and making a profit; hence, to take or assume in undue quantity, proportion, or degree; as, to engross commodities in market; to engross power. Engrossed bill (Legislation), one which has been plainly engrossed on parchment, with all its amendments, preparatory to final action on its passage. Engrossing hand (Penmanship), a fair, round style of writing suitable for engrossing legal documents, legislative bills, etc. Syn: To absorb; swallow up; imbibe; consume; exhaust; occupy; forestall; monopolize. See Absorb.

Meaning of Engross from wikipedia

- marketing offences in English common law The process of preparing an engrossed bill in a legislature Illuminated m****cript production and design processes...
- manifest rage against women. He had no comp****ion at all ... he was totally engrossed in the details. His murders were his life's accomplishments." Bundy confessed...
- Programme Party. For most of its independent years, the country has been engrossed in rampant ethnic strife and its myriad ethnic groups have been involved...
- television and film scripting background, Martin tries to keep readers engrossed by ending each A Song of Ice and Fire chapter with a tense or revelational...
- accompany the constitution when delivered to Congress. The final do****ent, engrossed by Jacob Shallus, was taken up on Monday, September 17, at the Convention's...
- the story took shape and the writing began in earnest, ****ens became engrossed in the book. He later wrote that as the tale unfolded he "wept and laughed...
- D.C., and which is po****rly regarded as the official do****ent. This engrossed copy (finalized, calligraphic copy) was ordered by Congress on July 19...
- Crew From a Lens of Childhood". The New York Times. "Text of S.951 as Engrossed in Senate: New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal Act – U.S. Congress –...
- U.S. Declaration of Independence – 1823 facsimile of the engrossed copy...
- The International ****ociation of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) (pronounced "I am Peth") is an international ****ociation...
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