In*scribe" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Inscribed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Inscribing.] [L. inscribere. See 1st In-, and Scribe.]
To write or engrave; to mark down as something to be read; to imprint.
Inscribe a verse on this relenting stone.
To mark with letters, characters, or words.
O let thy once lov'd friend inscribe thy stone.
To assign or address to; to commend to by a short address; to dedicate informally; as, to inscribe an ode to a friend.
To imprint deeply; to impress; to stamp; as, to inscribe a sentence on the memory.
To draw within so as to meet yet not cut the boundaries.
⇒ 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.
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