from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cut into, as with a sharp instrument: incised the tablet with chisels; a plateau that had been deeply incised by streams.
- transitive v. To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
- transitive v. To engrave designs, writing, or other marks into.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave.
- transitive v. To cut, gash, or wound with a sharp instrument; to cut off.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut in or into; form or treat by cutting; specifically, to engrave; carve in intaglio.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make an incision into by carving or cutting
French inciser, from Old French enciser, from Vulgar Latin *incīsāre, frequentative of Latin incīdere, incīs- : in-, in; see in-2 + caedere, to cut; see kaə-id- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)