Definitions

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

  • noun Handwriting.
  • noun A style of writing with cursive characters.
  • noun A particular system of writing.
  • noun A style of type that imitates handwriting.
  • noun The matter set in this type.
  • noun The text of a play, broadcast, or movie.
  • noun A copy of a text used by a director or performer.
  • noun Law The original of a legal instrument, as opposed to a copy.
  • noun Computers A simple program in a language that the computer must convert to machine language each time the program is run.
  • transitive verb To prepare (a text) for filming or broadcasting.
  • transitive verb To arrange, direct, or control (an event or a person) as if supplying a script.
  • transitive verb Computers To write (code) for a program.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • noun obsolete A writing; a written document.
  • noun (Print.) Type made in imitation of handwriting.
  • noun (Law) An original instrument or document.
  • noun Written characters; style of writing.

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

  • noun countable (obsolete) A writing; a written document.
  • noun Written characters; style of writing.
  • noun typography Type made in imitation of handwriting.
  • noun countable (law) An original instrument or document.
  • noun countable 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.
  • noun computing A file containing a list of user commands, allowing them to be invoked once to execute in sequence.
  • noun linguistics A system of writing adapted to a particular language or set of languages.
  • noun An abbreviation for a prescription.
  • verb transitive to make or write a script

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

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

Etymologies

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

[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.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Old English scrit, Latin scriptum (something written), from scrībō ("write").

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