American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A public clerk or secretary, especially in ancient times.
- n. A professional copyist of manuscripts and documents.
- n. A writer or journalist.
- n. See scriber.
- v. To mark with a scriber.
- v. To write or inscribe.
- v. To work as a scribe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To write; mark; record.
- To mark, as wood, metal, bricks, etc., by scoring with a sharp point, as an awl, a scribe or scriber, or a pair of compasses. Hence To fit closely to another piece or part, as one piece of wood in furniture-making or Joiners' work to another of irregular or uneven form.
- To write.
- n. One who writes; a writer; a penman; especially, one skilled in penmanship.
- n. An official or public writer; a secretary; an amanuensis; a notary; a copyist.
- n. In Scripture usage:
- n. One whose duty it was to keep the official records of the Jewish nation, or to act as the private secretary of some distinguished person (Esther iii. 12).
- n. One of a body of men who constituted the theologians and jurists of the Jewish nation in the time of Christ. Their function was a threefold one—to develop the law, both written and traditional, to teach it to their pupils, and to administer it as learned interpreters in the courts of justice.
- n. A pointed instrument used to mark lines on wood, metal, bricks, etc., to serve as a guide in sawing, cutting, etc. Specifically
- n. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
- n. archaic A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
- n. A very sharp, steel drawing implement used in engraving and etching, a scriber.
- n. A writer, especially a journalist.
- v. To write.
- v. To record.
- v. To write or draw with a scribe.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
- n. (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.
- v. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
- v. (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
scribes, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts.
- v. To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
- v. To make a mark.
- n. informal terms for journalists
- n. French playwright (1791-1861)
- v. score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
- n. a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
- n. someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
- From Late Latin usage of scriba ("secretary") (used in Vulgate to render Ancient Greek γραμματεύς (grammateus, "scribe, secretary"), which had been used in its turn to render the Hebrew סופר ("writer, scholar")) from scribere ("to write, draw, draw up, draft (a paper), enlist, enroll, levy; orig. to scratch"), probably akin to scrobs ("a ditch, trench, grave"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin scrība, from Latin, keeper of accounts, secretary, from scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Having served as one-third of the writing team for the immensely successful The Dark Knight, the scribe is already talking about future projects, namely his next directorial effort The Unborn, which is scheduled for 2009.”
“Surely this toadstool masquerading as a scribe is aware THAT THIS BOOK HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN!”
“In the hands of a Sorkin scribe of the day, I imagine Gutenberg would only be a weirdo: We don't trust what he's doing to our world, we don't understand it, so we don't like him.”
“A scribe is reading, from a papyrus scroll, a list of complaints against him, a diatribe of supposed crimes against his own empire.”
“It is not unknown how the name scribe was a general title given to all the learned part of that nation, as it is opposed to the rude and illiterate person.”
“Originally the word scribe meant "scrivener"; but rapidly it was accepted as a matter of course that the scribe who copies the Law knows the Law best, and is its most qualified expounder: accordingly the word came to mean more than it implies etymologically.”
“And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.”
“Ezra, whom he calls a scribe of the law of the God of heaven (v. 12), a title which (it seems by this) Ezra valued himself by, and desired no other, no, not when he was advanced to the proconsular dignity.”
““Finally there is what we call the scribe, a boy of about twenty who has just come from Switzerland.”
“Huh? Anyway: The Porning Report: Coverage of the Porn Industry's Move to Mainstream -- the scribe is Frank Meyer, who's also the Online Associate Editor of AVN. (thanks, Invisible Cowgirl)”
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