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superscribe (write, upper part)

Definition:

to write on the outside or upper part of

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Related to:

superscription

Past tense:

superscribed

Present participle:

superscribing

3rd-person singular present:

superscribes

Type of:

write » trace » mark » change

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

superscribe an envelope

Etymology:

Latin superscrībere, to write over: super-, super- + scrībere, to write; see...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of superscribe...

Definition references  (+images)

Collins Dictionary:

superscribe [transitive]

to write (an inscription, name, etc) above, on top of, or outside (12 of 179 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/superscribe

Oxford Dictionary:

superscribe | superscription [derived]

write or print (an inscription) at the top of or on the outside of a document. | write or print (a letter, word, symbol, or line of writing or ... (28 of 73 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/superscribe

Merriam-Webster:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle] | address [synonym, sense-specific]

to write (as a name or address) on the outside or cover of; "address" | to write or engrave on the top or outside (23 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/superscribe

Random House Dictionary:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle]

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 ... (27 of 53 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/superscribe

Wiktionary:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle] | superscribes [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to write on the exterior of, the surface of, or above. | [transitive] to write (something) on the exterior of an object, such as a document or an envelope. | [transitive] To address (an envelope etc.). (35 of 53 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/superscribe

American Heritage Dictionary:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle] | superscribes [3rd-person singular present]

To write on the outside or upper part of (a letter, for example). | To write (a name or an address, for example) on the top or outside. (27 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superscribe

New World Dictionary:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle]

to write, mark, or engrave (an inscription, name, etc.) at the top or on an outer surface of (something); specifically, to write (a name, address, ... (25 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superscribe

Wikipedia:

Writing

language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols. It's distinguished from illustration, such as cave drawing and painting, and non-symbolic preservation of language via non-textual media, such as magnetic tape audio. Writing... (39 of 4922 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Writing

Write (disambiguation) | Writer

can refer to Writing, but also may refer to: Authoring documents. | Musical composition | a screenwriter, someone who writes a screenplay for film and animation Etc. | In computing, "write" can generically refer to input/output operations that commit... (36 of 153 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Write (disambiguation)

Macmillan British Dictionary:

write | wrote [past tense] | written [past participle] | writing [present participle] | writes [3rd-person singular present] | have something written all over your face | nothing/not anything to write home about

[intransitive/transitive] to use a pen to make words, numbers, or symbols ; to put words on paper or some other surface | [intransitive/transitive] to ... (23 of 317 words, 8 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/write

Cambridge Dictionary:

write [dated] | wrote [past tense] | written [past participle] | writ [past participle] | write something out

to make marks which represent letters, words or numbers on a surface, such ... | to send a letter or similar message to someone, giving them ... (25 of 284 words, 7 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/write

Encarta Dictionary:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle] | superscribes [3rd-person singular present]

to write or print something such as a name or address above, outside, or on the surface of something else (20 of 46 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717086​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle] | superscribes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin superscrībere, to write over: super-, super- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superscribe

Merriam-Webster:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Latin superscribere, from super- + scribere to write

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/superscribe

Collins Dictionary:

superscribe [transitive]

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Latin superscrībere, from super- + scrībere to write

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/superscribe

Oxford Dictionary:

superscribe

First use: late 15th century

Origin: Latin superscribere, from super- "over" + scribere "write"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/superscribe

New World Dictionary:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle]

Origin: Latin superscribere: see "super-" and "scribe"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/superscribe

Wiktionary:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle] | superscribes [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Latin superscrībo ("write over")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/superscribe

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

superscribe [transitive]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "superscribe"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/superscribe

the Free Dictionary:

superscribe

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "superscribe"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "superscribe"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "superscribe" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

superscribe | superscribed [past tense] | superscribing [present participle] | superscribes [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "superscribe"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

superscribe

Audio: North American pronunciation of "superscribe"

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YourDictionary Audio:

superscribe

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "superscribe" by speech synthesizer

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