Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Cut into a surface; engraved.
  • adjective Made with or as if with a sharp instrument.
  • adjective Deeply and sharply cut.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Cut; caused by cutting: as, an incised wound.
  • In botany and entomology, appearing as if cut; having marginal slits or notches, as an oak-leaf or an insect's wing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Cut in; carved; engraved.
  • adjective (Bot.) Having deep and sharp notches, as a leaf or a petal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of incise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective cut or impressed into a surface
  • adjective sharply and deeply indented
  • adjective cut into with a sharp instrument

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Examples

  • Bending down, Nicholas examined a word incised in the cement of the sidewalk, a very old word put there some time ago, when the sidewalk had been wet.

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  • These are called incised effigies, which were cut in outline upon flat slabs of stone, the lines being filled in with enamelled metals.

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  • Deep lines incised his face beneath a mop of unruly gray hair; Spock put his age at about a hundred, perhaps a few years higher.

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  • With the keen eye of design surgeons, 3HLD has taken what we think of as the typical monolithic medical structure, incised key exterior sections, implanted the voids with green gardens, and finished by wrapping the entire building in bandages of protective sunscreen.

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  • Deep lines incised his face beneath a mop of unruly gray hair; Spock put his age at about a hundred, perhaps a few years higher.

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  • Deep lines incised his face beneath a mop of unruly gray hair; Spock put his age at about a hundred, perhaps a few years higher.

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  • This incised brass tray was described by its owner as a Benares tray, but it is thought the scalloped cavetto concave moulding and figural decoration mean it is more likely the work of the Jaipur school of art in Rajasthan, India, dating from 1890-1900.

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  • Deep lines incised his face beneath a mop of unruly gray hair; Spock put his age at about a hundred, perhaps a few years higher.

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  • For more than three months, they cut and assembled tiles into starburst mosaics for the wall and incised into the buff-colored arches and window frames a succession of arabesques, palmettes and other floral and geometric designs—bringing the beauty and mastery of Islamic art into the present.

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  • Deep lines incised his face beneath a mop of unruly gray hair; Spock put his age at about a hundred, perhaps a few years higher.

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