December 30, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
inscribe /ɪnˈskraɪb/ verb

inscribes; inscribed; inscribing

The word "dinosaur" is inscribed in the wood.
The word "dinosaur" is inscribed in the wood.
Learner's definition of INSCRIBE

[+ object]

1 : to write or cut (words, a name, etc.) on something — + on or in

  • The winner's name is inscribed on the trophy.

  • He inscribed a message in the book before giving it to his son.

— sometimes used figuratively

  • The image is inscribed in my memory. [=I remember the image very clearly]

2 : to write words, a name, etc., on (something)

  • They inscribed the monument with the soldiers' names.

  • The book was inscribed with the author's signature.

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