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in·scribe

 (ĭn-skrīb′)
tr.v. in·scribed, in·scrib·ing, in·scribes
1.
a. To write, print, carve, or engrave (words or letters) on or in a surface.
b. To mark or engrave (a surface) with words or letters.
2. To enter (a name) on a list or in a register.
3.
a. To sign one's name or write a brief message in or on (a gift book or photograph, for example).
b. To dedicate to someone.
4. Mathematics To draw (one figure) within another figure so that every vertex of the enclosed figure touches the outer figure.

[Latin īnscrībere : in-, in, on; see in-2 + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

in·scrib′er n.

inscribe

(ɪnˈskraɪb)
vb (tr)
1. to make, carve, or engrave (writing, letters, a design, etc) on (a surface such as wood, stone, or paper)
2. to enter (a name) on a list or in a register
3. to sign one's name on (a book, photograph, etc) before presentation to another person
4. (Mathematics) 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 circumscribe3
[C16: from Latin inscrībere; see inscription]
inˈscribable adj
inˈscribableness n
inˈscriber n

in•scribe

(ɪnˈskraɪb)

v.t. -scribed, -scrib•ing.
1. to address or dedicate (a book, photograph, etc.) to a person, esp. by writing a brief personal note in or on it.
2. to mark (a surface) with words, characters, etc., esp. in a durable or conspicuous way.
3. to write, print, mark, or engrave (words, characters, etc.).
4. to enroll, as on an official list.
5. Geom. to draw (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.
6. Brit.
a. to issue (a loan) in the form of shares with registered stockholders.
b. to buy or sell (stocks).
[1545–55; < Latin inscrībere=in- in-2 + scrībere to write; see scribe1]
in•scrib′a•ble, adj.
in•scrib′er, n.

inscribe


Past participle: inscribed
Gerund: inscribing

Imperative
inscribe
inscribe
Present
I inscribe
you inscribe
he/she/it inscribes
we inscribe
you inscribe
they inscribe
Preterite
I inscribed
you inscribed
he/she/it inscribed
we inscribed
you inscribed
they inscribed
Present Continuous
I am inscribing
you are inscribing
he/she/it is inscribing
we are inscribing
you are inscribing
they are inscribing
Present Perfect
I have inscribed
you have inscribed
he/she/it has inscribed
we have inscribed
you have inscribed
they have inscribed
Past Continuous
I was inscribing
you were inscribing
he/she/it was inscribing
we were inscribing
you were inscribing
they were inscribing
Past Perfect
I had inscribed
you had inscribed
he/she/it had inscribed
we had inscribed
you had inscribed
they had inscribed
Future
I will inscribe
you will inscribe
he/she/it will inscribe
we will inscribe
you will inscribe
they will inscribe
Future Perfect
I will have inscribed
you will have inscribed
he/she/it will have inscribed
we will have inscribed
you will have inscribed
they will have inscribed
Future Continuous
I will be inscribing
you will be inscribing
he/she/it will be inscribing
we will be inscribing
you will be inscribing
they will be inscribing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been inscribing
you have been inscribing
he/she/it has been inscribing
we have been inscribing
you have been inscribing
they have been inscribing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been inscribing
you will have been inscribing
he/she/it will have been inscribing
we will have been inscribing
you will have been inscribing
they will have been inscribing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been inscribing
you had been inscribing
he/she/it had been inscribing
we had been inscribing
you had been inscribing
they had been inscribing
Conditional
I would inscribe
you would inscribe
he/she/it would inscribe
we would inscribe
you would inscribe
they would inscribe
Past Conditional
I would have inscribed
you would have inscribed
he/she/it would have inscribed
we would have inscribed
you would have inscribed
they would have inscribed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.inscribe - carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
chip at, carve - engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface; "carve one's name into the bark"
engrave, etch - carve or cut a design or letters into; "engrave the pen with the owner's name"
character - engrave or inscribe characters on
2.inscribe - register formally as a participant or member; "The party recruited many new members"
muster in, draft, enlist - engage somebody to enter the army
unionise, unionize - recruit for a union or organize into a union; "We don't allow people to come into our plant and try to unionize the workers"
register - enroll to vote; "register for an election"
matriculate - enroll as a student
register - record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions
3.inscribe - draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
geometry - the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces
trace, describe, draw, line, delineate - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
4.inscribe - write, engrave, or print as a lasting record
record, enter, put down - make a record of; set down in permanent form
5.inscribe - mark with one's signatureinscribe - mark with one's signature; "The author autographed his book"
sign - be engaged by a written agreement; "He signed to play the casino on Dec. 18"; "The soprano signed to sing the new opera"
6.inscribe - convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
encode - convert information into code; "encode pictures digitally"
7.inscribe - address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication
dedicate - inscribe or address by way of compliment; "She dedicated her book to her parents"

inscribe

verb
1. carve, cut, etch, engrave, impress, imprint They read the words inscribed on the walls of the monument.
2. dedicate, sign, address The book is inscribed: To John Arlott from Laurie Lee.

inscribe

verb
1. To form letters, characters, or words on a surface with an instrument:
2. To produce a deep impression of:
3. To register in or as if in a book:
4. To affix one's signature to:
Idioms: put one's John Hancock on, set one's hand to.
Translations
يَنْقُش
vepsatvyrýt
indhugge
ráír
áletra, grafa
iekaltierakstītuzrakstīt

inscribe

[ɪnˈskraɪb] VT (= engrave) → grabar; (= write) → inscribir; (= dedicate) [+ book] → dedicar
to inscribe sth on sthgrabar algo en algo
a set of pens inscribed with his initialsun juego de plumas con sus iniciales grabadas

inscribe

[ɪnˈskraɪb] vt
[+ object, jewellery, plaque] → graver
a silver wedding ring inscribed "To My Darling" → une alliance en argent portant l'inscription "À mon chéri", une alliance en argent sur laquelle est gravé "À mon chéri"
to inscribe sth with sth
He inscribed the book with his name → Il inscrivit son nom sur le livre.
to inscribe sth to sb [+ book] → dédicacer qch à qn
[+ words, name] → inscrire

inscribe

vt
(→ etw in etw acc) words, symbols etc (= engrave) (on ring, watch etc) → eingravieren; (on rock, stone, wood) → einmeißeln; (on tree) → einritzen
bookeine Widmung schreiben in (+acc); a watch, inscribed …eine Uhr mit der Widmung
to inscribe something in somebody’s mindetw in jds Gedächtnis (dat)verankern
(Math) → einbeschreiben (in a circle etc einem Kreis etc)
(Fin) inscribed stockNamensaktien pl

inscribe

[ɪnˈskraɪb] vt
a. (engrave) → incidere; (write) → scrivere
b. (dedicate, book) → scrivere una dedica su
to inscribe sth to sb → dedicare qc a qn

inscribe

(inˈskraib) verb
to carve or write. The monument was inscribed with the names of the men who died in the war; He carefully inscribed his name in his new book.
inscription (inˈskripʃən) noun
something written, eg on a gravestone or on a coin. The coin was so worn that the inscription could scarcely be read.
References in classic literature ?
But, besides these cold, formal, and empty words of the chisel that inscribes, the voice that speaks, and the pen that writes, for the public eye and for distant time,--and which inevitably lose much of their truth and freedom by the fatal consciousness of so doing,--there were traditions about the ancestor, and private diurnal gossip about the Judge, remarkably accordant in their testimony.
Each young and ardent person writes a diary, in which, when the hours of prayer and penitence arrive, he inscribes his soul.
On the ancient monuments of barbarism and despotism I will inscribe great words of justice and mercy.