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Meaning of SCRIBE

Pronunciation:  skreeb, skrIb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
  2. [n]  someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
  3. [n]  informal terms for journalists
  4. [n]  French playwright (1791-1861)
  5. [v]  score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking

SCRIBE is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: Augustin Eugene Scribe, copyist, penman, scratch awl, scribbler, scriber, scrivener
 See Also: awl, dramatist, employee, journalist, mark, nock, playwright, score



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Scribe\ (skr[imac]b), n. [L. scriba, fr. scribere to
    write; cf. Gr. ska`rifos a splinter, pencil, style (for
    writing), E. scarify. Cf. {Ascribe}, {Describe}, {Script},
    {Scrivener}, {Scrutoire}.]
    1. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another;
       especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or
       secretary; a notary; a copyist.
    2. (Jewish Hist.) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled
       in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the
       law to the people.
  2. \Scribe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scribed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe. --Spenser.
    2. (Carp.) To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely
       to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor
       which is out of level, a board to the curves of a molding,
       or the like; -- so called because the workman marks, or
       scribe, with the compasses the line that he afterwards
    3. To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
    {Scribing iron}, an iron-pointed instrument for scribing, or
       marking, casks and logs.
  3. \Scribe\, v. i.
    To make a mark.
          With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers
          scribe around the edge of the templet.   --A. M. Mayer.
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