[ in-skrahyb ]
/ ɪnˈskraɪb /
verb (used with object), in·scribed, in·scrib·ing.
to address or dedicate (a book, photograph, etc.) informally to a person, especially by writing a brief personal note in or on it.
to mark (a surface) with words, characters, etc., especially in a durable or conspicuous way.
to write, print, mark, or engrave (words, characters, etc.).
to enroll, as on an official list.
Geometry. to draw or delineate (one figure) within another figure so that the inner lies entirely within the boundary of the outer, touching it at as many points as possible: to inscribe a circle in a square.
- to issue (a loan) in the form of shares with registered stockholders.
- to sell (stocks).
- to buy (stocks).
Origin of inscribe
OTHER WORDS FROM inscribe
in·scrib·a·ble, adjective in·scrib·a·ble·ness, noun in·scrib·er, noun pre·in·scribe, verb (used with object), pre·in·scribed, pre·in·scrib·ing.
re·in·scribe, verb (used with object), re·in·scribed, re·in·scrib·ing. su·per·in·scribe, verb (used with object), su·per·in·scribed, su·per·in·scrib·ing. un·in·scribed, adjective
Words nearby inscribe
insanitation, insanity, insatiable, insatiate, inscape, inscribe, inscription, inscriptive, inscroll, inscrutable, insculp
Example sentences from the Web for inscribe
Ushers passed around little pieces of paper on which congregants could inscribe messages of support to victims of sexual abuse.Faithful Struggle With Scandal at Penn State, Where Football Is Religion |Jacob Bernstein, Jessica Bennett |November 14, 2011 |DAILY BEAST
Is it, heraldically speaking, wrong to inscribe the motto upon a circle (not a garter) or ribbon round the shield?
He has asked me very nicely if he may inscribe the name of Mrs. Jardine upon a page of it.Tante |Anne Douglas Sedgwick
In this inscribe an octaedron, and the circle included in this will be the orbit of Mercury.Letters on Astronomy |Denison Olmsted
Those in the rear called to more fortunate friends in the front to inscribe their names.William Pitt and the Great War |John Holland Rose
The trophies of the battle were with the Confederates, and they claim the honor to inscribe Williamsburg upon their battle-flags.From Manassas to Appomattox |James Longstreet
British Dictionary definitions for inscribe
/ (ɪnˈskraɪb) /
to make, carve, or engrave (writing, letters, a design, etc) on (a surface such as wood, stone, or paper)
to enter (a name) on a list or in a register
to sign one's name on (a book, photograph, etc) before presentation to another person
to draw (a geometric construction such as a circle, polygon, etc) inside another construction so that the two are in contact but do not intersect Compare circumscribe (def. 3)
Derived forms of inscribeinscribable, adjective inscribableness, noun inscriber, noun
Word Origin for inscribe
C16: from Latin inscrībere; see inscription