from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cut into, as with a sharp instrument: incised the tablet with chisels; a plateau that had been deeply incised by streams.
- transitive v. To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
- transitive v. To engrave designs, writing, or other marks into.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave.
- transitive v. To cut, gash, or wound with a sharp instrument; to cut off.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cut in or into; form or treat by cutting; specifically, to engrave; carve in intaglio.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make an incision into by carving or cutting
We have 7 SMOG posters that we've collected after shows. 3 year anniversary ... "mHead:" Thanks for pointing out d'incise's latest release.
To incise the design into the clay, I used scraffito tools on leather-hard clay.
The root of the verb comes from the Latin cise or cide, meaning to cut, as in incise, circumcise and most importantly in this context, to decide.
It's in the Torah, Leviticus 19: 28: "You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves," followed by the words, "I am the Lord," so you know this rule comes from the top.
The prohibition against Jews getting tattoos comes from a verse in Leviticus that forbids gashing one's flesh: "You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves; I am the Lord."
Wash the eggplant, incise it on one side, and lay it on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
By contrast, other works in this case display a kind of lacquer that can be heated to the desired levels of viscosity so that artists can variously dye, layer, carve, incise, even inlay with precious materials.
"Yours," said Philip with soft deliberation, not questioning, not exclaiming, only saying over the single word to himself as if to incise it on the steely metal of his mind.
Meandering streams deeply incise the limestone surface.
I believe the clay coated board is so that you can incise or abraid through the clay to expose a white surface for fine detail, like scratchboard or sgraffito.