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
She endeavoured in vain to superscribe it: so desired me to do it.
And, for fear of being traced by Mr. Lovelace, I directed her to superscribe her answer, To Mrs. Mary
Farewell, etc.etc. How shall I superscribe to your new lodgings, pray, madams?
Luther, considering it a part of the Catechism, did not designate and superscribe as such.
Most people have a lot of attributes and appendages that dress them up and superscribe them, and what I like Gabriel for is that he hasn't any at all.
When writing to strangers, superscribe the name thus:
How stupid of Walton not to superscribe to Bill Bent!
If, on inquiry, you find that the letter is wrongly directed, pray give it an envelope, and superscribe it anew.
_Otranto, _ who having in vain endeavoured to prevail upon him to return into the bosom of the church, used to superscribe her letters to him in the following manner.
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Witch is all at present, beginnin and endin to the everlastin power of almighty joys eternal; umbelly beggin leave to superscribe meself.