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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.]

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]

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]

superscribe


Past participle: superscribed
Gerund: superscribing

Imperative
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Present
I superscribe
you superscribe
he/she/it superscribes
we superscribe
you superscribe
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Preterite
I superscribed
you superscribed
he/she/it superscribed
we superscribed
you superscribed
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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
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Past Continuous
I was superscribing
you were superscribing
he/she/it was superscribing
we were superscribing
you were superscribing
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Past Perfect
I had superscribed
you had superscribed
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we had superscribed
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Future
I will superscribe
you will superscribe
he/she/it will superscribe
we will superscribe
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Future Perfect
I will have superscribed
you will have superscribed
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Future Continuous
I will be superscribing
you will be superscribing
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we will be superscribing
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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
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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
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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
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Past Conditional
I would have superscribed
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we 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"

superscribe

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

superscribe

vt one’s name etcobenan setzen; document etcbeschriften, überschreiben
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
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:
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
His father could not see the kiss George had placed on the superscription of his letter.