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Incise definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INCI'SE, v.t. s as z. To cut in; to carve.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: make an incision into by carving or cutting

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb (incised; incising) Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French inciser, from Latin incisus, past participle of incidere, from in- + caedere to cut Date: 1567 1. to cut into 2. a. to carve figures, letters, or devices into ; engrave b. to carve (as an inscription) into a surface

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. 1 make a cut in. 2 engrave. Etymology: F inciser f. L incidere incis- (as IN-(2), caedere cut)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Incise In*cise", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incised; p. pr. & vb. n. Incising.] [L. incisus, p. p. of incidere to incise: cf. F. inciser. See Incide.] 1. To cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave. I on thy grave this epitaph incise. --T. Carew. 2. To cut, gash, or wound with a sharp instrument; to cut off.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(incises, incising, incised) If an object is incised with a design, the design is carefully cut into the surface of the object with a sharp instrument. (FORMAL) After the surface is polished, a design is incised or painted. ...a set of chairs incised with Grecian scrolls. VERB: usu passive, be V-ed, V-ed

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