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in·scrip·tion

 (ĭn-skrĭp′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of inscribing.
2. A marking, such as the wording on a coin, medal, monument, or seal, that is inscribed.
3. A piece of material, such as a stone or metal tablet, that is inscribed.
4. An enrollment or a registration of names.
5.
a. A short, signed message in a book or on a photograph given as a gift.
b. The usually informal dedication of a book or an artistic work.

[Middle English inscripcioun, statement giving the author or title of a book, from Latin īnscrīptiō, īnscrīptiōn-, from īnscrīptus, past participle of īnscrībere, to inscribe; see inscribe.]

in·scrip′tion·al, in·scrip′tive adj.
in·scrip′tive·ly adv.

inscription

(ɪnˈskrɪpʃən)
n
1. something inscribed, esp words carved or engraved on a coin, tomb, etc
2. a signature or brief dedication in a book or on a work of art
3. the act of inscribing
4. (Linguistics) philosophy linguistics an element of written language, esp a sentence. Compare utterance3
[C14: from Latin inscriptiō a writing upon, from inscrībere to write upon, from in-2 + scrībere to write]
inˈscriptional, inˈscriptive adj
inˈscriptively adv

in•scrip•tion

(ɪnˈskrɪp ʃən)

n.
1. something inscribed, as a word or words carved on stone or other hard surface.
2. a brief dedication or other note written and signed by hand in a book, on a photograph, etc.
3. the act of inscribing.
4. Brit.
a. an issue of securities or stocks.
b. a block of shares in a stock, as bought or sold by one person.
5. the lettering running across the field of a coin, medal, etc. Compare legend (def. 5).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin inscrīptiō=inscrīb(ere) to inscribe + -tiō -tion]
in•scrip′tion•al, adj.
in•scrip′tion•less, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inscription - letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on somethinginscription - letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
superscription - an inscription written above something else
epigraph - an engraved inscription
epitaph - an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there
2.inscription - a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
message - a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled; "he sent a three-word message"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
3.inscription - the activity of inscribing (especially carving or engraving) letters or words
committal to writing, writing - the activity of putting something in written form; "she did the thinking while he did the writing"
superscription - the activity of superscribing

inscription

noun
1. engraving, words, lettering, label, legend, saying The medal bears the inscription 'For distinguished service'.
2. dedication, message, signature, address The inscription reads: 'To Emma, with love from Harry'.
Translations
كِتابَه مَنْقوشَهنَقْشٌ
nápisvěnování
inskription
kaiverruskirjoitusomistuskirjoitusteksti
natpis
áletrun
새겨진 것
inskription
ข้อความที่จารึก
câu chữ khắc

inscription

[ɪnˈskrɪpʃən] N (on stone) → inscripción f; (in book) → dedicatoria f

inscription

[ɪnˈskrɪpʃən] n (on jewellery, plaque, building)inscription f; (in book)dédicace f

inscription

n
(on monument etc) → Inschrift f; (on coin) → Aufschrift f
(in book) → Widmung f

inscription

[ɪnˈskrɪpʃn] n (on stone) → iscrizione f; (in book) → dedica

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.

inscription

نَقْشٌ nápis inskription Inschrift επιγραφή inscripción kaiverrus inscription natpis iscrizione 새겨진 것 inscriptie inskripsjon inskrypcja inscrição надпись inskription ข้อความที่จารึก kazılmış yazı câu chữ khắc 题字
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A farmer in the county north of ours, when he was breaking sod, had turned up a metal stirrup of fine workmanship, and a sword with a Spanish inscription on the blade.
It was not until the stage drew up before a rambling tenement bearing the inscription, "Hotel and Stage Office," that he became fully aware of it.
That gray hair, and those furrows, --with their record of infinite sorrow so deeply written across his brow, and so compressed, as with a futile effort to crowd in all the tale, that the whole inscription was made illegible, --these, for the moment, vanished.
Bouton part of the inscription, yet the word rose, and the bulbous figure-head put together, sufficiently explained the whole to him.
Her hair, partially silvered by age, was parted smoothly back from a high placid forehead, on which time had written no inscription, except peace on earth, good will to men, and beneath shone a large pair of clear, honest, loving brown eyes; you only needed to look straight into them, to feel that you saw to the bottom of a heart as good and true as ever throbbed in woman's bosom.
But he had to have it; Tom said he'd GOT to; there warn't no case of a state prisoner not scrabbling his inscription to leave behind, and his coat of arms.
It was a Testament, in lean type, and smelling dreadfully musty: a fly-leaf bore the inscription -
Hunger was the inscription on the baker's shelves, written in every small loaf of his scanty stock of bad bread; at the sausage-shop, in every dead-dog preparation that was offered for sale.
These provisions laid in, we went on through a great noise and uproar that confused my weary head beyond description, and over a bridge which, no doubt, was London Bridge (indeed I think he told me so, but I was half asleep), until we came to the poor person's house, which was a part of some alms-houses, as I knew by their look, and by an inscription on a stone over the gate which said they were established for twenty-five poor women.
From the character and turn of the inscription, "Also Georgiana Wife of the Above," I drew a childish conclusion that my mother was freckled and sickly.
Milk and honey" would have been an appropriate inscription for the delicious little library which parents who, I surmised, doted on Nicolete in vain, had allowed her to build in a wild woodland corner of her ancestral park, half a mile away from the great house, where, for all its corridors and galleries, she could never feel, at all events, spiritually alone.
On this singular gorget was engraved, in Saxon characters, an inscription of the following purport: ``Gurth, the son of Beowulph, is the born thrall of Cedric of Rotherwood.