Definitions

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

  • n. Handwriting.
  • n. A style of writing with cursive characters.
  • n. A particular system of writing: cuneiform script.
  • n. Printing A style of type that imitates handwriting.
  • n. Printing The matter set in this type.
  • n. The text of a play, broadcast, or movie.
  • n. A copy of a text used by a director or performer.
  • n. Law An original document.
  • n. Computer Science A simple program in a utility language or an application's proprietary language.
  • transitive v. To prepare (a text) for filming or broadcasting.
  • transitive v. To orchestrate (behavior or an event, for example) as if writing a script: "the brilliant, charming, judicial moderate scripted by his White House fans” ( Ellen Goodman).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. (obsolete) A writing; a written document.
  • n. Written characters; style of writing.
  • n. Type made in imitation of handwriting.
  • n. (law) An original instrument or document.
  • n. The written document containing the dialogue and action for a drama; the text of a stage play, movie, or other performance. Especially, the final form used for the performance itself.
  • n. A file containing a list of user commands, allowing them to be invoked once to execute in sequence.
  • n. A system of writing adapted to a particular language or set of languages.
  • n. An abbreviation for a prescription.
  • v. to make or write a script

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A writing; a written document.
  • n. Type made in imitation of handwriting.
  • n. An original instrument or document.
  • n. Written characters; style of writing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A writing; a written paper.
  • n. In law, an original or principal document.
  • n. Writing; handwriting; written form of letter; written characters; style of writing.
  • n. In printing, types that imitate written letters or writing. See example under ronde.
  • n. An abbreviation of scripture or scriptural.

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

  • n. a particular orthography or writing system
  • n. a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
  • n. something written by hand
  • v. write a script for

Etymologies

Middle English skript, a piece of writing, alteration of scrite, from Old French escrit, from Latin scrīptum, from neuter past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English scrit, Latin scriptum (something written), from scrībō ("write"). (Wiktionary)

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