1 write (an inscription) at the top of or on the outside of a document etc.
2 write an inscription over or on (a thing).
superscription n.
Etymology: L superscribere (as SUPER-, scribere script- write)

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  • Superscribe — Su per*scribe , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Superscribed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Superscribing}.] [L. superscribere, superscriptum; super over + scribere to write. See {Super }, and {Scribe}.] To write or engrave (a name, address, inscription, or the like)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superscribe — [so͞o′pər skrīb΄] vt. superscribed, superscribing [L superscribere: see SUPER & SCRIBE] to write, mark, or engrave (an inscription, name, etc.) at the top or on an outer surface of (something); specif., to write (a name, address, etc.) on (an… …   English World dictionary

  • superscribe — /sooh peuhr skruyb , sooh peuhr skruyb /, v.t., superscribed, superscribing. 1. to write (words, letters, one s name, address, etc.) above or on something. 2. to inscribe or mark with writing at the top or on the outside or surface of; put an… …   Universalium

  • superscribe — transitive verb ( scribed; scribing) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin superscribere, from super + scribere to write more at scribe Date: 15th century 1. to write (as a name or address) on the outside or cover of ; address 2. to write or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • superscribe — verb /suːpəˈskɹʌɪb/ a) to write on the exterior of, the surface of, or above. He superscribed each character with its Latin alphabet equivalent. b) to write (something) on the exterior of an object, such as a document or an envelope. His wife… …   Wiktionary

  • Superscribe — Надписывать …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • superscribe — Synonyms and related words: address, copy, copy out, direct, draft, draw up, edit, enface, engross, inscribe, make a recension, make out, pen, pencil, push the pen, put in writing, recense, record, revise, rewrite, scribe, scrive, scroll, spill… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • superscribe — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To mark (a written communication) with its destination: address, direct. See START …   English dictionary for students

  • superscribe — v. write on the top or outside of (of a book, letter, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superscribe — verb 1》 write or print (an inscription) at the top of or on the outside of a document. 2》 write or print (a character, word, or line) above an existing one. Derivatives superscription noun Origin C15: from L. superscribere, from super over +… …   English new terms dictionary

  • superscribe — su·per·scribe …   English syllables

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