[ UK /ɪnskɹˈa‍ɪb/ ]
[ US /ˌɪnsˈkɹaɪb/ ]
  1. mark with one's signature
    The author autographed his book
  2. write, engrave, or print as a lasting record
  3. address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication
  4. carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
    engraved the trophy cup with the winner's name
    engrave a pen
  5. convert ordinary language into code
    We should encode the message for security reasons
  6. draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
  7. register formally as a participant or member
    The party recruited many new members
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How To Use inscribe In A Sentence

  • Three tall memorial archways inscribed with Chinese characters stand outside the temple.
  • A truly poignant object is the patinated bronze sheet with names of Olympic champions inscribed on it from the first century B.C. to A.D. 385, after which the Olympics were outlawed. Transformational Objects
  • She inscribed her own name on the textbook.
  • An identifying phrase that probably Goss himself inscribed on the photograph identifies the white substance as gunite, a solution of cement and water used as a finisher.
  • As soon as she was alongside and made fast I went on board and had a good look at her interior, not forgetting to inscribe my name legibly on the most conveniently situated locker in the midshipmen's berth, after which I watched the operation of shipping and stowing her ballast. A Middy of the King A Romance of the Old British Navy
  • According to the theorem, any triangle inscribed in a semicircle is a right triangle, as is shown in the following diagram: The Medieval Problem of Universals
  • She was wearing a gold ring with three red stones, and a wrist band with the name ‘Mary’ inscribed on it that may help identify her.
  • The final part shows how each of the five regular polyhedra can be inscribed in a sphere.
  • It has a face on top, which is inscribed with the letters West Point and the date of graduation.
  • The whole combination of curves which go to make up this sketch is a curious arrangement of words inscribed with the utmost care, in the smallest of characters. The Filigree Ball
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