- undescended testicle,
- undescended testis,
verb (used with object), un·der·wrote, un·der·writ·ten, un·der·writ·ing.
- to write one's name at the end of (a policy), thereby becoming liable in case of certain losses specified in the policy.
- to insure.
- to assume liability to the extent of (a specified sum) by way of insurance.
- to select or rate (risks) for insurance.
verb (used without object), un·der·wrote, un·der·writ·ten, un·der·writ·ing.
Origin of underwrite
Examples from the Web for underwritten
Their appearances are engineered and underwritten by record labels and public relations firms.Can Jimmy Fallon Be Himself on ‘The Tonight Show’?|Tom Shales|February 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes you write a scene and… you may have underwritten it.Grant Heslov Is the Robin to George Clooney’s Batman|Andrew Romano|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Too much of the show, however, was bogged down by sketches that were underwritten and overlong.Miley Cyrus Twerks Out a Stellar ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hosting Stint|Kevin Fallon|October 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I have met many anarcho-capitalists, but none who had, to my knowledge, personally sold or underwritten insurance.
Van Praag offers two stats: First, since 2001, no firm has underwritten more stock deals than Goldman.
On an oval Tablet on the front of the Urn are inscribed the underwritten Lines.
Then certain shares, underwritten by his right-hand man, clamored for promised cash.IT and Other Stories|Gouverneur Morris
But each quarter has its foire, underwritten by the shop-keepers and caf proprietors of the neighborhood.Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons
The living standards of himself and of his family are underwritten by Federal statute.The Armed Forces Officer|U. S. Department of Defense
Whitefield examined it, and objected that the Royal authority was not underwritten.
verb -writes, -writing, -wrote or -written (tr)
- to sign and issue (an insurance policy) thus accepting liability if specified losses occur
- to insure (a property or risk)
- to accept liability up to (a specified amount) in an insurance policy
early 15c., from under + write (v.). A loan-translation of Latin subscribere (see subscribe). Used literally at first; modern sense of "to accept the risk of insurance" (1620s) is from notion of signing a marine insurance policy. Meaning "to support by a guarantee of money" is recorded from 1890.