KJV Dictionary Definition: subscribe


SUBSCRI'BE, v.t. L. subscribo; sub and scribo, to write.

1. To sign with one's own hand; to give consent to something written, or to bind one's self by writing one's name beneath; as, parties subscribe a covenant or contract; a man subscribes a bond or articles of agreement.

2. To attest by writing one's name beneath; as, officers subscribe their official acts; and secretaries and clerks subscribe copies of records.

3. To promise to give by writing one's name; as, each man subscribed ten dollars or ten shillings.

4. To submit. Not in use.

SUBSCRI'BE, v.i. To promise to give a certain sum by setting one's name to a paper. The paper was offered and many subscribed.

1. To assent; as, I could not subscribe to his opinion.


SUBSCRI'BED, pp. Having a name or names written underneath. The petition is subscribed by two thousand persons.

1. Promised by writing the name and sum.

A large sum is subscribed.


SUBSCRI'BER, n. One who subscribes; one who contributes to an undertaking by subscribing.

1. One who enters his name for a paper, book, map and the like.


SUBSCRI'BING, ppr. Writing one's name underneath; assenting to or attesting by writing the name beneath; entering one's name as a purchaser.