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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scratch, engrave, grave, inscribe(verb)

    carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface

    "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"

  2. enroll, inscribe, enter, enrol, recruit(verb)

    register formally as a participant or member

    "The party recruited many new members"

  3. inscribe(verb)

    draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible

  4. inscribe(verb)

    write, engrave, or print as a lasting record

  5. autograph, inscribe(verb)

    mark with one's signature

    "The author autographed his book"

  6. code, encipher, cipher, cypher, encrypt, inscribe, write in code(verb)

    convert ordinary language into code

    "We should encode the message for security reasons"

  7. inscribe(verb)

    address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication


  1. inscribe(Verb)

    To write or cut words onto something, especially a hard surface; to engrave.

  2. inscribe(Verb)

    To draw a circle, sphere, etc. inside a polygon, polyhedron, etc. and tangent to all its sides.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inscribe(verb)

    to write or engrave; to mark down as something to be read; to imprint

    Etymology: [L. inscribere. See 1st In-, and Scribe.]

  2. Inscribe(verb)

    to mark with letters, charakters, or words

    Etymology: [L. inscribere. See 1st In-, and Scribe.]

  3. Inscribe(verb)

    to assign or address to; to commend to by a shot address; to dedicate informally; as, to inscribe an ode to a friend

    Etymology: [L. inscribere. See 1st In-, and Scribe.]

  4. Inscribe(verb)

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

    Etymology: [L. inscribere. See 1st In-, and Scribe.]

  5. Inscribe(verb)

    to draw within so as to meet yet not cut the boundaries

    Etymology: [L. inscribere. See 1st In-, and Scribe.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inscribe

    in-skrīb′, v.t. to write upon: to engrave, as on a monument: to put (a person's name) in a book, by way of compliment: to imprint deeply: (geom.) to draw one figure within another.—adj. Inscrīb′able.—ns. Inscrīb′er; Inscrip′tion, a writing upon: that which is inscribed: title: dedication of a book to a person: the name given to records inscribed on stone, metal, clay, &c.—adjs. Inscrip′tional, Inscrip′tive, bearing an inscription: of the character of an inscription. [Fr.,—L. inscribĕre, inscriptumin, upon, scribĕre, to write.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. inscribe

    To mark with letters, characters, or words, as, to inscribe the name of the battle on their colors.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inscribe in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inscribe in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of inscribe in a Sentence

  1. Transport Minister Elizabeth Borne:

    Since the start of Emmanuel Macron's term, our target is the climate plan that Nicolas Hulot announced in the summer of 2017. We will now inscribe this target into law.

  2. James Scott:

    Nietzsche said that All great things must first wear terrifying and monstrous masks in order to inscribe themselves on the hearts of humanity. Right now there is a renaissance, an awakening, we are breaking the narrative illusion, the mask, that eats away at the face.

  3. Robert Browning:

    Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!

  4. Alan Gribben:

    I am going to go on record as believing Sam Clemens handwriting to be Sam Clemens handwriting, moreover, Sam Clemens temperament was... far more egotistically assertive than those of either of Sam Clemens brothers, Orion and Henry, which makes it more likely that of the three Sam Clemens would be inclined to inscribe Sam Clemens signature on this site.

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