[ soo-per-skrahyb, soo-per-skrahyb ]
/ ˈsu pərˌskraɪb, ˌsu pərˈskraɪb /

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.

Origin of superscribe

1590–1600; < Latin superscrībere, equivalent to super- super- + scrībere to write; see scribe1

OTHER WORDS FROM superscribe

un·su·per·scribed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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