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su·per·scribe

 (so͞o′pər-skrīb′)
tr.v. su·per·scribed, su·per·scrib·ing, su·per·scribes
1. To write on the outside or upper part of (a letter, for example).
2. To write (a name or an address, for example) on the top or outside.

[Latin superscrībere, to write over : super-, super- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]
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superscribe

(ˌsuːpəˈskraɪb)
vb
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (tr) to write (an inscription, name, etc) above, on top of, or outside
[C16: from Latin superscrībere, from super- + scrībere to write]
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su•per•scribe

(ˈsu pərˌskraɪb, ˌsu pərˈskraɪb)

v.t. -scribed, -scrib•ing.
1. to write (words, one's name, an address, etc.) above or on something.
2. to inscribe or engrave at the top or on the outside or surface of.
[1590–1600; < Latin superscrībere=super- super- + scrībere to write]
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superscribe


Past participle: superscribed
Gerund: superscribing

Imperative
superscribe
superscribe
Present
I superscribe
you superscribe
he/she/it superscribes
we superscribe
you superscribe
they superscribe
Preterite
I superscribed
you superscribed
he/she/it superscribed
we superscribed
you superscribed
they superscribed
Present Continuous
I am superscribing
you are superscribing
he/she/it is superscribing
we are superscribing
you are superscribing
they are superscribing
Present Perfect
I have superscribed
you have superscribed
he/she/it has superscribed
we have superscribed
you have superscribed
they have superscribed
Past Continuous
I was superscribing
you were superscribing
he/she/it was superscribing
we were superscribing
you were superscribing
they were superscribing
Past Perfect
I had superscribed
you had superscribed
he/she/it had superscribed
we had superscribed
you had superscribed
they had superscribed
Future
I will superscribe
you will superscribe
he/she/it will superscribe
we will superscribe
you will superscribe
they will superscribe
Future Perfect
I will have superscribed
you will have superscribed
he/she/it will have superscribed
we will have superscribed
you will have superscribed
they will have superscribed
Future Continuous
I will be superscribing
you will be superscribing
he/she/it will be superscribing
we will be superscribing
you will be superscribing
they will be superscribing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been superscribing
you have been superscribing
he/she/it has been superscribing
we have been superscribing
you have been superscribing
they have been superscribing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been superscribing
you will have been superscribing
he/she/it will have been superscribing
we will have been superscribing
you will have been superscribing
they will have been superscribing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been superscribing
you had been superscribing
he/she/it had been superscribing
we had been superscribing
you had been superscribing
they had been superscribing
Conditional
I would superscribe
you would superscribe
he/she/it would superscribe
we would superscribe
you would superscribe
they would superscribe
Past Conditional
I would have superscribed
you would have superscribed
he/she/it would have superscribed
we would have superscribed
you would have superscribed
they would have superscribed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.superscribe - write on the top or outside; "superscribe one's name and address"
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
2.superscribe - write on the outside or upper part of; "superscribe an envelope"
write - mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
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superscribe

verb
To mark (a written communication) with its destination:
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Translations

superscribe

vt one’s name etcobenan setzen; document etcbeschriften, überschreiben
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Almost as soon as the ink was dry upon their superscriptions, he had left the tall chimneys of Coketown behind, and was in a railway carriage, tearing and glaring over the dark landscape.
He received it at first carelessly, but his expression changed the moment he saw the superscription. He turned a little away, and Mr.
I waited for my letters with feverish impatience; if they were delayed I was miserable and overcome by a thousand fears; and when they arrived and I saw the superscription of Elizabeth or my father, I hardly dared to read and ascertain my fate.
It was directed to Philip Pip, Esquire, and on the top of the superscription were the words, "PLEASE READ THIS, HERE." I opened it, the watchman holding up his light, and read inside, in Wemmick's writing:
The Prince looked narrowly at the superscription, and then at the seal, placed so as to secure the flex-silk with which the billet was surrounded, and which bore the impression of three fleurs-de-lis.
Sancho handed it to the majordomo and bade him read the superscription, which ran thus: To Don Sancho Panza, Governor of the Island of Barataria, into his own hands or those of his secretary.
Aramis uttered a cry of joy at the sight of the seal, kissed the superscription with an almost religious respect, and opened the epistle, which contained what follows:
6 Many of them again are of later origin, and are to be traced to the monks of the middle ages: and yet this collection, though thus made up of fables both earlier and later than the era of Aesop, rightfully bears his name, because he composed so large a number (all framed in the same mould, and conformed to the same fashion, and stamped with the same lineaments, image, and superscription) as to secure to himself the right to be considered the father of Greek fables, and the founder of this class of writing, which has ever since borne his name, and has secured for him, through all succeeding ages, the position of the first of moralists.7
He was thrusting a sheet of paper at her, a sheet of paper that bore the superscription of Nichols, Nichols, Nichols, and Nichols, with a London address.
This paper bore upon its superscription the number 1.
Almost immediately afterwards, Master Percy Crummles entered with a letter, which had arrived by the General Post, and was directed to his gracious mother; at sight of the superscription whereof, Mrs Crummles exclaimed, 'From Henrietta Petowker, I do declare!' and instantly became absorbed in the contents.
His father could not see the kiss George had placed on the superscription of his letter.