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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something written above or outside something else.
  • n. The act of superscribing.
  • n. The part of a prescription that bears the Latin word recipe represented by the symbol ℞.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something written (or engraved) on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, etc.
  • n. An editorial addition at the beginning, often indicating the authorship of a piece; compare colophon.
  • n. The act of superscribing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of superscribing.
  • n. That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, or the like.
  • n. That part of a prescription which contains the Latin word recipe (Take) or the sign �.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of superscribing.
  • n. That which is written or engraved on the outside of or above something else; especially, an address on a letter.

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

  • n. an inscription written above something else
  • n. the activity of superscribing

Etymologies

From Middle French superscription, or its source, Late Latin superscriptio, from superscribere. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The title superscription of this psalm is: "When his land was restored to him."

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  • It was directed to Philip Pip, Esquire, and on the top of the superscription were the words, “PLEASE READ THIS, HERE.”

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  • "Page 273, volume 105," said I, interrupting him; for I suddenly recalled the superscription on the warranty deed.

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  • It was directed to Philip Pip, Esquire, and on the top of the superscription were the words, "PLEASE READ THIS, HERE."

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  • It was directed to Philip Pip, Esquire, and on the top of the superscription were the words, ` PLEASE READ THIS, HERE.

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  • Philip Pip, Esquire, and on the top of the superscription were the words, "PLEASE READ THIS, HERE."

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  • The superscription was a lady’s writing: the seal, the Dowager Lady’s, with a coronet.

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  • The superscription, that is, the address he had written on the envelope was: “To His Eminence Bahá’u’lláh, Leader of the Bábís.”

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  • I waited for my letters with feverish impatience: if they were delayed, I was miserable, and overcome by a thousand fears; and when they arrived, and I saw the superscription of

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