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Meaning of INSCRIBE

Pronunciation:  in'skrIb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  mark with one's signature; "The author autographed his book"
  2. [v]  write, engrave, or print as a lasting record
  3. [v]  address, as a work of literature, in a style less formal than a dedication
  4. [v]  convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
  5. [v]  register formally; as a participant or member
  6. [v]  write upon; engrave a pen, for example
  7. [v]  draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible

INSCRIBE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: autograph, cipher, code, cypher, encipher, encode, encrypt, engrave, enrol, enroll, enter, grave, recruit, write in code
 Antonyms: decipher, decode, decrypt
 See Also: carve, character, chip at, dedicate, delineate, describe, draft, draw, enlist, enter, line, matriculate, muster in, outline, put down, record, register, sign, trace, unionise, unionize, write



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Inscribed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Inscribing}.] [L. inscribere. See 1st {In-}, and
1. To write or engrave; to mark down as something to be read;
   to imprint.

         Inscribe a verse on this relenting stone. --Pope.

2. To mark with letters, charakters, or words.

         O let thy once lov'd friend inscribe thy stone.

3. To assign or address to; to commend to by a shot address;
   to dedicate informally; as, to inscribe an ode to a
   friend. --Dryden.

4. To imprint deeply; to impress; to stamp; as, to inscribe a
   sentence on the memory.

5. (Geom.) To draw within so as to meet yet not cut the

Note: A line is inscribed in a circle, or in a sphere, when
      its two ends are in the circumference of the circle, or
      in the surface of the sphere. A triangle is inscribed
      in another triangle, when the three angles of the
      former are severally on the three sides of the latter.
      A circle is inscribed in a polygon, when it touches
      each side of the polygon. A sphere is inscribed in a
      polyhedron, when the sphere touches each boundary plane
      of the polyhedron. The latter figure in each case is
      circumscribed about the former.

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