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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A view or views of natural features, especially in open country: enjoying the varied mountain scenery.
  • n. Backdrops, hangings, furnishings, and other accessories on a stage that represent the location of a scene.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. View, natural features, landscape.
  • n. Stage backdrops, property and other items on a stage that give the impression of the location of the scene.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Assemblage of scenes; the paintings and hangings representing the scenes of a play; the disposition and arrangement of the scenes in which the action of a play, poem, etc., is laid; representation of place of action or occurence.
  • n. Sum of scenes or views; general aspect, as regards variety and beauty or the reverse, in a landscape; combination of natural views, as woods, hills, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The disposition and succession of the scenes of a play.
  • n. The representation of the place in which an action is performed; the painted slides, hangings, and other devices used on a stage to represent the place in which the action of a play is supposed to take place. See scene, n., 4.
  • n. The general appearance of a place, regarded from a picturesque or pictorial point of view; the aggregate of features or objects that give character to a landscape.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the appearance of a place
  • n. the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale

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