Definitions for: Inscribe

[v] mark with one's signature; "The author autographed his book"
[v] write, engrave, or print as a lasting record
[v] address, as a work of literature, in a style less formal than a dedication
[v] convert ordinary language into code; "We should encode the message for security reasons"
[v] register formally; as a participant or member
[v] write upon; engrave a pen, for example
[v] draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible

Webster (1913) Definition: In*scribe", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inscribed; p. pr. &
vb. n. Inscribing.] [L. inscribere. See 1st In-, and
1. To write or engrave; to mark down as something to be read;
to imprint.

Inscribe a verse on this relenting stone. --Pope.

2. To mark with letters, charakters, or words.

O let thy once lov'd friend inscribe thy stone.

3. To assign or address to; to commend to by a shot address;
to dedicate informally; as, to inscribe an ode to a
friend. --Dryden.

4. To imprint deeply; to impress; to stamp; as, to inscribe a
sentence on the memory.

5. (Geom.) To draw within so as to meet yet not cut the

Note: A line is inscribed in a circle, or in a sphere, when
its two ends are in the circumference of the circle, or
in the surface of the sphere. A triangle is inscribed
in another triangle, when the three angles of the
former are severally on the three sides of the latter.
A circle is inscribed in a polygon, when it touches
each side of the polygon. A sphere is inscribed in a
polyhedron, when the sphere touches each boundary plane
of the polyhedron. The latter figure in each case is
circumscribed about the former.

Synonyms: autograph, cipher, code, cypher, encipher, encode, encrypt, engrave, enrol, enroll, enter, grave, recruit, write in code

Antonyms: decipher, decode, decrypt

See Also: carve, character, chip at, dedicate, delineate, describe, draft, draw, enlist, enter, line, matriculate, muster in, outline, put down, record, register, sign, trace, unionise, unionize, write

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