Simple Definition of inscribe
: to write or cut (words, a name, etc.) on something
: to write words, a name, etc., on (something)
Full Definition of inscribe
1 a : to write, engrave, or print as a lasting record b : to enter on a list : enroll
2 a : to write, engrave, or print characters upon b : to autograph or address (a book) as a gift
3 : to dedicate to someone
4 : to draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible <a regular polygon inscribed in a circle>
5 British : to register the name of the holder of (a security)
Examples of inscribe
They inscribed the monument with the soldiers' names.
The book was inscribed with the author's signature.
Origin of inscribe
Middle English, from Latin inscribere, from in- + scribere to write — more at scribe
First Known Use: 15th century
INSCRIBE Defined for Kids
Definition of inscribe
1 : to write, engrave, or print as a lasting record <His name is inscribed on the monument.>
2 : to write, engrave, or print something on or in <inscribe a book>
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