Meaning of “embed” in the English Dictionary

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"embed" in British English

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embedverb [ T ]

-dd- US also imbed uk /ɪmˈbed/ us /ɪmˈbed/

Examples from literature

  • A shower of glass from the shattered windowpane fell over the floor and seats, and a bullet embedded itself in the woodwork of an upper berth. 
  • Crack! came a report and a bullet embedded itself in the stout wood of their own boat. 
  • In the center of this masonry is embedded very thick iron plate. 
  • Large beams, embedded here and there in the brickwork or masonry, bound the whole together, and strengthened the structure. 
  • The pineal gland is a peculiar mass of nervous substance which is embedded in the human brain, in a position near the middle of the skull almost directly above the extreme top of the spinal column. 

(Definition of “embed” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"embed" in Business English

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embedverb [ T ]

-dd- US also imbed uk /ɪmˈbed/ us IT

to include text, sound, images, video, etc. in a computer file, email message, or on a website:

embed sth in sth When you upload a video, you get a code to embed it in your site.

[ usually passive ] to put a computer or piece of electronic equipment inside a product in order to control the way it operates:

be embedded in/into sth Microprocessors are embedded into products such as cars, fridges, traffic lights, and industrial equipment.

(Definition of “embed” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)