inscribe

Definitions

  • Palette Inscribed With the Name of MirikarÎ
    Palette Inscribed With the Name of MirikarÎ
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v inscribe address, (a work of literature) in a style less formal than a dedication
    • v inscribe convert ordinary language into code "We should encode the message for security reasons"
    • v inscribe mark with one's signature "The author autographed his book"
    • v inscribe write, engrave, or print as a lasting record
    • v inscribe 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"
    • v inscribe draw within a figure so as to touch in as many places as possible
    • v inscribe register formally as a participant or member "The party recruited many new members"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The English Romantic poet Lord Byron was so devastated upon the death of his beloved Newfoundland, whose name was Boatswain, that he had inscribed upon the dog's gravestone the following: "Beauty without vanity, strength without insolence, courage without ferocity, and all the virtues of man without his vices."
    • Inscribe To assign or address to; to commend to by a short address; to dedicate informally; as, to inscribe an ode to a friend.
    • Inscribe (Geom) To draw within so as to meet yet not cut the boundaries.
    • Inscribe To imprint deeply; to impress; to stamp; as, to inscribe a sentence on the memory.
    • Inscribe To mark with letters, characters, or words. "O let thy once lov'd friend inscribe thy stone."
    • Inscribe To write or engrave; to mark down as something to be read; to imprint. "Inscribe a verse on this relenting stone."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inscribe To write or engrave; mark, as letters or signs, by writing or engraving; specifically, to display in writing on something durable or conspicuous: as, to inscribe a name on a roll, tablet, or monument.
    • inscribe To write or engrave the name of, as on a list or tablet; enroll in writing: as, to be inscribed among the councilors.
    • inscribe To mark with characters or words.
    • inscribe To dedicate or commend (a book or other writing) by a short address less formal than a dedication.
    • inscribe To imprint deeply; impress: as, to inscribe something on the memory.
    • inscribe In geometry, to draw or delineate in or within, as chords or angles within a circle, or as a rectilinear figure within a curvilinear one. A figure having angular points or vertices (as a polygon or polyhedron) is said to be inscribed in a figure having lines, curves, or surfaces, when every vertex of the former is incident upon the latter; a curved figure is said to be inscribed in a polygon or polyhedron when every side (in the former case) or every face (in the latter) is tangent to it.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Inscribe in-skrīb′ 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:
    • v.t Inscribe in-skrīb′ (geom.) to draw one figure within another
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Quotations

  • Robert Browning
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    “Inscribe all human effort with one word, artistry's haunting curse, the Incomplete!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. inscribere,. See 1st In-, and Scribe
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. inscribĕre, inscriptumin, upon, scribĕre, to write.

Usage

In literature:

Everything in it belongs to you, all is inscribed in your name.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume V." by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Each of these sticks is inscribed with a certain number, corresponding with a sentence in a book of proverbs.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
Thus a stone inscribed Q VAL.
"Northumberland Yesterday and To-day" by Jean F. Terry
The ninety-nine names of God, which pious Mussulmans love to inscribe, appear in several places.
"Modern India" by William Eleroy Curtis
I just managed to discern the names inscribed; they were all French.
"Bullets & Billets" by Bruce Bairnsfather
For thus the order which is inscribed on conjugial love, perishes.
"The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Misery was at that time inscribed in legible characters upon his countenance.
"Caleb Williams" by William Godwin
Dose for an adult, ten drops;" while the largest Was simply inscribed "Sulphuric Ether.
"Not Pretty, But Precious" by John Hay, et al.
ANGURVA'DEL, Frithiof's sword, inscribed with Runic characters, which blazed in time of war, but gleamed dimly in time of peace.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1" by The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
It was the tree on which, when he left the Swordfish, he had inscribed the date of his arrival in the island.
"The Solitary of Juan Fernandez, or The Real Robinson Crusoe" by Joseph Xavier Saintine
She also saw that it had been inscribed for morning delivery.
"From Out the Vasty Deep" by Mrs. Belloc Lowndes
On every instrument there is a dial, on which are inscribed the names of the six or eight stations with which it usually communicates.
"The Illustrated London Reading Book" by Various
In both of these it is the receptacle of the ark, on which the ineffable name is inscribed.
"The Symbolism of Freemasonry" by Albert G. Mackey
Here are inscribed those beautiful hymns to Aton which rank so high in ancient literature.
"The Treasury of Ancient Egypt" by Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
In inscribing this little work to you, I consult my heart.
"The Prose Works of William Wordsworth" by William Wordsworth
The laws were inscribed on a stele of black diorite 7 ft. 3 in.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
Used inscribed scarabs as seals in commercial and other transactions.
"Scarabs" by Isaac Myer
Inscribe an octohedron in Venus; the circle inscribed in it will be Mercury.
"The Martyrs of Science, or, The lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler" by David Brewster
The rectangle under this doubled segment and the radius is equal to the square of the side of an inscribed regular polygon of 20 sides.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Dr. Abbott, of Cairo, obtained a most curious and valuable ring, inscribed with a royal name.
"Rambles of an Archaeologist Among Old Books and in Old Places" by Frederick William Fairholt
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In poetry:

And passing down through London Town
She stopped, for all was lonely,
Attracted by a big brass plate
Inscribed, FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
"The Ballad of Hampstead Heath" by James Elroy Flecker
Inscribed upon the cross we see,
In shining letters, God is Love,
The Lamb who died upon the tree,
Has brought us mercy from above.
"We sing the praise of Him who died," by Thomas Kelly
A pillar there, no more to move,
Inscribed with all my names of love;
A monument of mighty grace,
Thou shalt for ever have a place.
"Philadelphia" by John Newton
We know not; in the temple of the Fates
God has inscribed her doom;
And, all untroubled in her faith, she waits
The triumph or the tomb.
"Charleston" by Henry Timrod
Scenes of such cloud-land often reveal
A grandeur that augments the soul;
Heaven has no beauties it seeks to conceal,
No secrets inscribed on its scroll.
"Sunset" by Jared Barhite
Fleets, with their white flags all unfurl'd,
Inscribed with "Commerce," and with "Peace,"
Bearing no threatened ill to Greece,
But mutual good to all the world.
"The Meetings Of The Flowers" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

President Barack Obama's rug in the Oval Office is inscribed with his mentors' wisdom.
Van Houten as teh tragic Jonker, whose poetry is inscribed in South Africa's history, as well as the flesh of those who carry it.
On the walls of Compass Box Whisky's London offices is inscribed a very simple motto: "Above all, share and enjoy".
Was Inscribed Sherd Marked By A Slave.
CBC/Radio-Canada selects Inscriber's Inca AutoCG.
On May 8, 2012, North Carolina voters will consider Amendment 1, a ballot proposition that would inscribe a ban on same-sex marriage in the North Carolina Constitution.
In addition, the station's graphics department creates backgrounds and lower-third graphics, and Granite 's built-in Inscriber CG is used to add text for each contest.
Scarlett Johansson was snapped pulling up her grey top to reveal her new ribcage tattoo — a horseshoe inscribed with "Lucky You".
Judith Norton of Orlando, Fla. Lays down a bundle of rosemary at the stone inscribed with her ancestor George Burroughs' name at the rededication of Salem Witch Trials Memorial yesterday.
File photo / AP, 2011 Visitors to the National September 11 Memorial in New York City on Sept 12 make etchings of some of the names inscribed in the plaques near the reflecting pool wall.
Mark Twain Inscribed "The Innocents Abroad" PBS.
The truncated quote inscribed on the side of the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial will be removed entirely, officials say.
From humble beginnings to legendary status is the epitaph inscribed on the tombstone of the American dream.
Human and animal mummies , as well as an intricately inscribed coffin, are among the items currently undergoing treatment and repair.
Human and animal mummies , as well as the intricately inscribed coffin, are among the items currently undergoing treatment and repair.
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In science:

The decomposition of Iε into the sets Iε (v ) corresponds to decomposition of the 1-homology class of inscribed octahedra into a smooth body into a sum of 1-homology classes.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
There exists a vertex v , such that for arbitrarily smal l ε the octahedra Iε (v ) (inscribed into ∂Pε near v) carry a nontrivial Z3 -equivariant 1-homology.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
We want to describe the Z3 -equivariant 1-homology of the set of octahedra inscribed into ∂Aε (v ).
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
The surface ∂Aε (v ) has no wel l defined homology class of inscribed octahedra only if there exists an octahedron inscribed into ∂A(v ) without smoothening.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
Call a solid angle A special if its boundary admits an inscribed octahedron.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
Under deformations of a solid angle A that avoid arbitrarily large inscribed octahedra for its smoothening Aε , the smoothenings Aε are deformed continuously and the sizes of their inscribed octahedra remain bounded.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
Now in the inscribing problem we have the following options: a) P has a special angle.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
In this case it already has an inscribed octahedron.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
Note that for every solid angle A close enough to a halfspace ϕ(A) = 0, since its smoothening does not admit an inscribed octahedron.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
Let us check how an octahedron C could be inscribed into A.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
To prove the lemma in the opposite direction, we note that for any triangle from the statement of the lemma it is possible to construct an inscribed octahedron by the way depicted in Figure 3.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
Let us make a small perturbation of A keeping C inscribed into A and making the intersection ∂A ∩ ∂B transversal.
Inscribing a regular octahedron into polytopes
The left image shows the half actuators inscribed in the pupil, clearly visible at the top and bottom of the image.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system
The PiEstimator calculates the π value using the Monte Carlo method, that considers a circle exactly inscribed inside a square with side length 1.
Testing MapReduce-Based Systems
Smith, A characterization of convex hyperbolic polyhedra and of convex polyhedra inscribed in the sphere, Bull AMS (1992). M.
Closed string field theory, strong homotopy Lie algebras and the operad actions of moduli space
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