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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inscribe  \In*scribe"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inscribed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Inscribing}.]  [L.  inscribere.  See  1st  {In-},  and 
  {Scribe}.] 
  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. 
  --Pope. 
 
  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 
  boundaries. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inscribe 
  v  1:  write  upon  engrave  a  pen,  for  example  [syn:  {engrave},  {grave}] 
  2:  register  formally;  as  a  participant  or  member  [syn:  {enroll}, 
  {enter},  {enrol},  {recruit}] 
  3:  draw  within  a  figure  so  as  to  touch  in  as  many  places  as 
  possible 
  4:  write,  engrave,  or  print  as  a  lasting  record 
  5:  mark  with  one's  signature;  "The  author  autographed  his  book" 
  [syn:  {autograph}] 
  6:  convert  ordinary  language  into  code;  "We  should  encode  the 
  message  for  security  reasons"  [syn:  {encode},  {code},  {encipher}, 
  {cipher},  {cypher},  {encrypt},  {write  in  code}]  [ant:  {decode}] 
  7:  address,  as  a  work  of  literature,  in  a  style  less  formal 
  than  a  dedication 




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