2. [syn: transliterate, transcribe]
3. rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or medium other than that originally intended;
4. make a phonetic transcription of;
- Example: "The anthropologist transcribed the sentences of the native informant"
5. convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Transcribe \Tran*scribe"\ (tr[a^]n*skr[imac]b"), v. t. [imp. &
p. p. Transcribed; p. pr. & vb. n. Transcribing.] [L.
transcribere, transcriptum; trans across, over + scribere to
write. See Scribe.]
To write over again, or in the same words; to copy; as, to
transcribe Livy or Tacitus; to transcribe a letter.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: write out from speech, notes, etc.; "Transcribe the oral
history of this tribe"
2: rewrite in a different script; "The Sanskrit text had to be
transliterated" [syn: transliterate, transcribe]
3: rewrite or arrange a piece of music for an instrument or
medium other than that originally intended
4: make a phonetic transcription of; "The anthropologist
transcribed the sentences of the native informant"
5: convert the genetic information in (a strand of DNA) into a
strand of RNA, especially messenger RNA
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
82 Moby Thesaurus words for "transcribe":
English, Photostat, Xerox, adapt, alphabet, alphabetize, arrange,
capitalize, character, clone, compose, construe, copy, copy out,
ditto, double, draft, draw up, dupe, duplicate, edit, enface,
engross, facsimile, harmonize, hectograph, initial, inscribe,
instrument, instrumentate, interpret, letter, make a recension,
make an adaptation, make out, manifold, mark, melodize, microcopy,
microfilm, mimeo, mimeograph, multigraph, musicalize, orchestrate,
pen, pencil, push the pen, put in writing, put to music,
quadruplicate, recense, record, reduplicate, render, replicate,
represent, reproduce, revise, rewrite, score, scribe, scrive,
scroll, set, set to music, show, sign, spill ink, spoil paper,
stat, superscribe, trace, translate, transliterate, transpose,
triplicate, turn into, type, write, write down, write out