[ 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.
  1. to issue (a loan) in the form of shares with registered stockholders.
  2. to sell (stocks).
  3. to buy (stocks).

Origin of inscribe

1545–55; < Latin inscrībere, equivalent to in- in-2 + scrībere to write; see scribe1


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British Dictionary definitions for inscribe

/ (ɪnˈskraɪb) /

verb (tr)

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 inscribe

inscribable, adjective inscribableness, noun inscriber, noun

Word Origin for inscribe

C16: from Latin inscrībere; see inscription