superscribe
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /suːpəˈskɹʌɪb/
Verb

superscribe (superscribes, present participle superscribing; past and past participle superscribed)

  1. (transitive) to write on the exterior of, the surface of, or above.
    He superscribed each character with its Latin-alphabet equivalent.
  2. (transitive) to write (something) on the exterior of an object, such as a document or an envelope.
    His wife superscribed her own notes on each of his letters before sending them in packets to the editor.
  3. (transitive) To address (an envelope etc.).
    • 1992, Hilary Mantel, A Place of Greater Safety, Harper Perennial 2007, p. 121:
      That Friday, which began like any other, when my fate was brought up from the kitchen, superscribed to me, and put into my ignorant hand.



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