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inscribe

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verb in·scribe \in-ˈskrīb\

Simple Definition of inscribe

  • : to write or cut (words, a name, etc.) on something

  • : to write words, a name, etc., on (something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inscribe

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to write, engrave, or print as a lasting record b :  to enter on a list :  enroll

  3. 2 a :  to write, engrave, or print characters upon b :  to autograph or address (a book) as a gift

  4. 3 :  to dedicate to someone

  5. 4 :  to draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible <a regular polygon inscribed in a circle>

  6. 5 British :  to register the name of the holder of (a security)

inscriber

noun

Examples of inscribe in a sentence

  1. They inscribed the monument with the soldiers' names.

  2. The book was inscribed with the author's signature.



Origin and Etymology of inscribe

Middle English, from Latin inscribere, from in- + scribere to write — more at scribe


First Known Use: 15th century


INSCRIBE Defined for Kids

inscribe

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verb in·scribe \in-ˈskrīb\

Definition of inscribe for Students

inscribed

inscribing

  1. 1 :  to write, engrave, or print as a lasting record <His name is inscribed on the monument.>

  2. 2 :  to write, engrave, or print something on or in <inscribe a book>




Law Dictionary

inscribe

transitive verb in·scribe

Legal Definition of inscribe

inscribed

inscribing

  1. :  to set down in writing (as the terms of a mortgage) to create a lasting public record

inscription

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