Superscribing
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) on the top or surface; to write a name, address, or the like, on the outside or cover of (anything); as, to superscribe a letter. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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

  • 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

  • Superscribed — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Superscription — Su per*scrip tion, n. [L. superscriptio. See {Superscribe}.] 1. The act of superscribing. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, or the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • superscription — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin superscription , superscriptio, from Latin superscribere Date: 14th century 1. something written or engraved on the surface of, outside, or above something else ; inscription; also address 2. the… …   New Collegiate 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

  • superscription — /sooh peuhr skrip sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of superscribing. 2. something that is superscribed. 3. an address on a letter, parcel, or the like. 4. Pharm. the symbol (like R with a slash), meaning take, at the beginning of a prescription. [1350… …   Universalium

  • superscription — n. act of superscribing; something which is superscribed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superscriptions — n. act of superscribing; something which is superscribed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • superscription — su•per•scrip•tion [[t]ˌsu pərˈskrɪp ʃən[/t]] n. 1) the act of superscribing 2) something superscribed, esp. an address on a letter, parcel, etc 3) pha (in prescriptions) the sign ||rx;, meaning “take.” • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < LL… …   From formal English to slang

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