What does the word embrace mean?

Usage examples for embrace

  1. The uncle and nephew were folded in each other's embrace. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  2. He gathered her to him and kissed her and held her close in his embrace. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
  3. Sometimes," he went on, drawing her towards him in a slight but affectionate embrace, " you have perhaps thought me a little cold, a little staid and distant from you, even in our happiest moments. – The Wicked Marquis by E. Phillips Oppenheim