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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·scribe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inscribed p. pr. & vb. n. Inscribing.]
 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, characters, or words.
    O let thy once lov'd friend inscribe thy stone.   --Pope.
 3. To assign or address to; to commend to by a short address; to dedicate informally; as, to inscribe an ode to a friend.
 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) 2.0

      adj 1: written (by handwriting, printing, engraving, or carving) on
             or in a surface
      2: cut or impressed into a surface; "an incised design";
         "engraved invitations" [syn: engraved, etched, graven,