Something written on another thing. Inscriptions are of many kinds, but mostly memorial, intended to commemorate the fame of some illustrious person and hand down to distant ages the record of his services and virtues. To this class of inscriptions belongs the name of John Smith, penciled on the Washington monument. Following are examples of memorial inscriptions on tombstones: (See
That which is inscribed; something written or engraved; especially, a word or words written or engraved on a solid substance for preservation or public inspection; as, inscriptions on monuments, pillars, coins, medals, etc.
written tribute to the previous owner of the book, can be brief or lengthy, usually found on front endpapers so normally doesn't interfere with the actual content of the book, can be a desirable attribute if the author did the inscribing
To dream you see an inscription, foretells you will shortly receive unpleasant communications. If you are reading them on tombs, you will be distressed by sickness of a grave nature. To write one, you will lose a valued friend.
The social security account number or, if assigned by the IRS, the employer identification number, names, connective ("OR", "POD", "Payable on death to"), and addresses appearing on the face of a bond. See also Registration.