inscribe

[in-skrahyb]
verb (used with object), inscribed, inscribing.
1.
to address or dedicate (a book, photograph, etc.) informally to a person, especially by writing a brief personal note in or on it.
2.
to mark (a surface) with words, characters, etc., especially 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.
Geometry. to draw or delineate (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.
British.
a.
to issue (a loan) in the form of shares with registered stockholders.
b.
to sell (stocks).
c.
to buy (stocks).

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin inscrībere, equivalent to in- in-2 + scrībere to write; see scribe1

inscribable, adjective
inscribableness, noun
inscriber, noun
preinscribe, verb (used with object), preinscribed, preinscribing.
reinscribe, verb (used with object), reinscribed, reinscribing.
superinscribe, verb (used with object), superinscribed, superinscribing.
uninscribed, adjective
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inscribe (ɪnˈskraɪb)
 
vb
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.  Compare circumscribe 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
 
[C16: from Latin inscrībere; see inscription]
 
in'scribable
 
adj
 
in'scribableness
 
n
 
in'scriber
 
n

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Example sentences
Inscribed blocks have been stolen, and illegal excavations and construction have been reported at several sites.
Three of the four names had been inscribed earlier, but not marked with
  ceremonies, while the fourth is a new addition.
Names are inscribed on limestone markers that line a path through the garden's
  azaleas and camellias.
Mom said the first year she baked the heart-shaped cake, five tiers, each
  inscribed with one of our names.
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