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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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The good people of the Hague had chopped off the flesh of its victims, but faithfully carried the remainder to the gibbet, to have a pretext for a double inscription written on a huge placard, on which Cornelius; with the keen sight of a young man of twenty-eight, was able to read the following lines, daubed by the coarse brush of a sign-painter: --
Luker has himself personally identified the box, the seal, and the inscription.
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.
The inscription ran thus: "In loving memory of my father.
This is some very old inscription, existing perhaps long before the ancient alms-houses in this place.
Afterwards, the wall was whitewashed or scraped down, I know not which, and the inscription disappeared.
The next page was adorned by a darker shade of hair, with a French inscription under it: "Clemence.
As soon as Don Quixote had read the inscription on the parchment he perceived clearly that it referred to the disenchantment of Dulcinea, and returning hearty thanks to heaven that he had with so little danger achieved so grand an exploit as to restore to their former complexion the countenances of those venerable duennas, he advanced towards the duke and duchess, who had not yet come to themselves, and taking the duke by the hand he said, "Be of good cheer, worthy sir, be of good cheer; it's nothing at all; the adventure is now over and without any harm done, as the inscription fixed on this post shows plainly.
In one long row, around the great hall, were painted the portraits of the Doges of Venice (venerable fellows, with flowing white beards, for of the three hundred Senators eligible to the office, the oldest was usually chosen Doge,) and each had its complimentary inscription attached--till you came to the place that should have had Marino Faliero's picture in it, and that was blank and black--blank, except that it bore a terse inscription, saying that the conspirator had died for his crime.
And D'Artagnan, with all the marks of mortal disquietude, seized the plate, to read the inscription.
Disappointed thus far, I next looked attentively at the cross, and at the square block of marble below it, on which the inscription was cut.
Nell walked down it, and read aloud, in enormous black letters, the inscription, 'Jarley's WAX-WORK.