[ soo-per-skrahyb, soo-per-skrahyb ]
/ ˈsu pərˌskraɪb, ˌsu pərˈskraɪb /
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verb (used with object), su·per·scribed, su·per·scrib·ing.
to write (words, letters, one's name, address, etc.) above or on something.
to inscribe or mark with writing at the top or on the outside or surface of; put an inscription above or on: to superscribe the cover of a text with corrections.
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Origin of superscribe
OTHER WORDS FROM superscribeun·su·per·scribed, adjective
Words nearby superscribe
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Example sentences from the Web for superscribe
He could barely see to sign his name and superscribe the envelope.Cudjo's Cave|J. T. Trowbridge
She endeavoured in vain to superscribe it: so desired me to do it.Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady, Volume 8|Samuel Richardson
British Dictionary definitions for superscribe
/ (ˌsuːpəˈskraɪb) /
(tr) to write (an inscription, name, etc) above, on top of, or outside
Word Origin for superscribe
C16: from Latin superscrībere, from super- + scrībere to write
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