from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To compose or arrange (music) for performance by an orchestra.
  • transitive verb To arrange or control the elements of, as to achieve a desired overall effect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To compose or arrange music for an orchestra; score or instrumentate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to write an orchestra score for; -- of a musical composition.
  • transitive verb To be the chief coordinator of (an activity requiring action by more than one person); to organize and coordinate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to compose or arrange orchestral music for a dramatic performance
  • verb To arrange or direct diverse elements to achieve a desired effect

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

  • verb write an orchestra score for
  • verb plan and direct (a complex undertaking)


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