incise
transitive verb (incised; incising) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French inciser, from Latin incisus, past participle of incidere, from in- + caedere to cut Date: 1567 1. to cut into 2. a. to carve figures, letters, or devices into ; engrave b. to carve (as an inscription) into a surface

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  • incise — [ ɛ̃siz ] n. f. et adj. f. • 1770; lat. incisa « coupée » 1 ♦ Mus. Groupe de notes formant une unité rythmique à l intérieur d une phrase musicale. 2 ♦ (1771) Gramm. Proposition généralement courte, tantôt insérée dans le corps de la phrase,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Incise — In*cise , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incising}.] [L. incisus, p. p. of incidere to incise: cf. F. inciser. See {Incide}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave. [1913 Webster] I on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incise — index break (separate), lancinate, split Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • incisé — incisé, ée (in si zé, zée) part. passé d inciser. 1°   Qui a subi une entaille. La tumeur incisée par le chirurgien. 2°   Terme de botanique. Feuille incisée, feuille qui a des découpures plus profondes que celles auxquelles on donne le nom de… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • incise — (v.) 1540s, from Fr. inciser (15c.), from O.Fr. enciser (12c.), from L. incisus, pp. of incidere to cut into, cut through (see INCISION (Cf. incision)). Related: Incised; incising …   Etymology dictionary

  • incise — engrave, etch, chisel, *carve, sculpture, sculpt, sculp Analogous words: imprint, print, stamp, impress (see corresponding nouns at IMPRESSION): depict, delineate, limn (see REPRESENT) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • incise — meaning ‘to cut into, engrave’, is spelt ise, not ize. The noun derivative is incisor (usually meaning a front tooth), not er …   Modern English usage

  • incise — ► VERB 1) make a cut or cuts in (a surface). 2) cut (a mark or decoration) into a surface. ORIGIN Latin incidere cut into …   English terms dictionary

  • incise — [in sīz′] vt. incised, incising [Fr inciser < L incisus, pp. of incidere, to cut into < in , into + caedere, to cut: see CIDE] to cut into with a sharp tool; specif., to cut (designs, inscriptions, etc.) into (a surface); engrave; carve …   English World dictionary

  • incise — UK [ɪnˈsaɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms incise : present tense I/you/we/they incise he/she/it incises present participle incising past tense incised past participle incised 1) formal to cut words or a design into something 2) to cut into… …   English dictionary

  • incise — (in si z ) s. f. Terme de grammaire. Petite phrase qui, formant un sens partiel, entre dans le sens total de la proposition. Dans la phrase : Quand la ville de Paris, qui existait dès le temps de César, n occupait que l île où est l église Notre… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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