What does the word inscription mean?

Usage examples for inscription

  1. And I have got a copy of that inscription in my pocket- book. – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  2. Freycinet's name appeared upon it, and he probably wrote the inscription in the corner. – Terre Napoleon A history of French explorations and projects in Australia by Ernest Scott
  3. On the front was an inscription, Presented to Col. – Fernley House by Laura E. Richards