Character 8
Hyphenation in scribe
Pronunciations /ɪnˈskɹaɪb/

Definitions and meanings of "Inscribe"

What do we mean by inscribe?

To write, print, carve, or engrave (words or letters) on or in a surface. transitive verb

To mark or engrave (a surface) with words or letters. transitive verb

To enter (a name) on a list or in a register. transitive verb

To sign one's name or write a brief message in or on (a gift book or photograph, for example). transitive verb

To dedicate to someone. transitive verb

To draw (one figure) within another figure so that every vertex of the enclosed figure touches the outer figure. transitive verb

To write or engrave; mark, as letters or signs, by writing or engraving; specifically, to display in writing on something durable or conspicuous: as, to inscribe a name on a roll, tablet, or monument.

To write or engrave the name of, as on a list or tablet; enroll in writing: as, to be inscribed among the councilors.

To mark with characters or words.

To dedicate or commend (a book or other writing) by a short address less formal than a dedication.

To imprint deeply; impress: as, to inscribe something on the memory.

In geometry, to draw or delineate in or within, as chords or angles within a circle, or as a rectilinear figure within a curvilinear one.

To write or engrave; to mark down as something to be read; to imprint. transitive verb

To mark with letters, characters, or words. transitive verb

To assign or address to; to commend to by a short address; to dedicate informally. transitive verb

To imprint deeply; to impress; to stamp. transitive verb

To draw within so as to meet yet not cut the boundaries. transitive verb

To write or cut words onto something, especially a hard surface; to engrave. verb

To write or cut (words) onto (something, especially a hard surface, or a book to be given to another person); to engrave.

To draw a circle, sphere, etc. inside a polygon, polyhedron, etc. and tangent to all its sides.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Inscribe

The word "inscribe" in example sentences

Only Mrs. Clinton's perfectly cutesy-pie idea was to inscribe the Russian word for "reset" on the button. ❋ Unknown (2009)

My first act was to look at the register where all persons who call inscribe their names, and I was surprised to notice the number of Americans present in ❋ David W. Bartlett (1870)

Under the deal President Obama helped secure in Copenhagen, major emitters of greenhouse gases are expected to "inscribe" their reduction targets by Jan. 31. ❋ Unknown (2010)

This freeware allows you to "inscribe" visible text or logos on the photos. ❋ Unknown (2008)

A jazz-loving Soviet medical student discovered that he could inscribe sound grooves on the surface of X-ray plates, and invented a machine that allowed him to produce low-quality but sufficient copies of music recordings. ❋ Thaddeus Russell (2010)

It acts as a kind of palimpsest over which the literary writer might inscribe his/her own variations on "criminal" behavior and its sources in unruly human impulses. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Tuesday's hearing was largely taken up with procedural details to inscribe the dozens of plaintiffs in the civil portion of the case, which will be heard alongside the criminal case. ❋ Unknown (2011)

My grandmother, in her distinctive, beautiful handwriting, would inscribe each book: “To Elizabeth Rose, with love, from Grandmother.” ❋ Jack Canfield (2011)

The music comes together as I inscribe it on her thighs, rough-hewn rhythm to an inaudible pulse. ❋ Nicolette Wong (2011)

When her daughter inscribed a swastika on her arm, went to school and the teacher scrubbed it off, the mother decided to re-inscribe it the next day and send her daughter to school. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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