verb (used with object), su·per·scribed, su·per·scrib·ing.
to write (words, letters, one's name
, address, etc.) above or on something.
to inscribe or mark with writing at the top or on the outside or surface of; put an inscription above or on: to superscribe the cover of a text with corrections.
Origin: 1590–1600; Related forms
< Latin superscrībere,
equivalent to super- super-
to write; see scribe1