inscribed; inscribing; inscribes
: to write, engrave, or print as a lasting record
: to enter on a list : enroll
: to write, engrave, or print characters upon
: to autograph or address (a book) as a gift
: to dedicate to someone
: to draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
a regular polygon inscribed in a circle
British : to register the name of the holder of (a security)
They inscribed the monument with the soldiers' names. The book was inscribed with the author's signature.
Recent Examples on the Web The Thorns logo is displayed atop the ring in a bed of stones, and the team’s ‘play with joy’ motto is inscribed inside. —oregonlive, 1 May 2023 In 1971, a multi-museum spree in Connecticut led to the loss of a painfully rare Colt Whitneyville Walker revolver: the holy grail of gun collectors everywhere, inscribed into the 19th-century history of Connecticut and Texas as the world’s first six-shooter. —Matthew Korfhage, USA TODAY, 14 Mar. 2023 And Alexa Torres’s Princess Florine, the Bluebird’s partner, inscribed each movement with joyousness and clean classical lines, infused with a hint of avian fluttering. —Celia Wren, Washington Post, 5 May 2023 Mormons believe Smith, confused about what denomination of Christianity to follow, received a vision from an angel named Moroni, who led Smith to a box containing a book inscribed on gold plates. —Aj Willingham, CNN, 29 Apr. 2023 The best utilization of this for Mother’s Day would be to have her kids’ names inscribed on the jewelry of your choosing. —Josie Howell | Jhowell@al.com, al, 16 Apr. 2023 Each shirt was inscribed with the number of times each performer was killed onscreen during the production. —Tommy Mcardle, Peoplemag, 30 Mar. 2023 To the left and right of the portrait are photographs of Queen Isabella II of Spain inscribed to Manuel Batanero Montenegro — Blas Batanero’s son — and his wife, Pastoriza Flórez de Losada y Quiroga. —J.s. Marcus Anthony Cotsifas, New York Times, 27 Feb. 2023 All six victims' names are now inscribed on one of the Sept. 11 memorial pools, and the 9/11 museum has their photos and a room devoted to discussing the ’93 explosion. —Jennifer Peltz, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Feb. 2023 See More
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