from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To write on the outside or upper part of (a letter, for example).
- transitive v. To write (a name or an address, for example) on the top or outside.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to write on the exterior of, the surface of, or above.
- v. to write (something) on the exterior of an object, such as a document or an envelope.
- v. To address (an envelope etc.).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. 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).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To write or engrave on the top, outside, or surface; inscribe; put an inscription on.
- To write the name or address of one on the outside or cover of: as, to superscribe a letter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. write on the top or outside
- v. write on the outside or upper part of
Latin superscrībere, to write over : super-, super- + scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin superscrībo ("write over") (Wiktionary)