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scribe

 (skrīb)
n.
1. A public clerk or secretary, especially in ancient times.
2. A professional copyist of manuscripts and documents.
3. A writer or journalist.
4. See scriber.
v. scribed, scrib·ing, scribes
v.tr.
1. To mark with a scriber.
2. To write or inscribe.
v.intr.
To work as a scribe.

[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.]

scrib′al adj.

scribe

(skraɪb)
n
1. a person who copies documents, esp a person who made handwritten copies before the invention of printing
2. a clerk or public copyist
3. (Judaism) Old Testament a recognized scholar and teacher of the Jewish Law
4. (Judaism) Judaism a man qualified to write certain documents in accordance with religious requirements
5. (Journalism & Publishing) an author or journalist: used humorously
6. (Tools) another name for scriber
vb
(Tools) to score a line on (a surface) with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
[(in the senses: writer, etc) C14: from Latin scrība clerk, from scrībere to write; C17 (vb): perhaps from inscribe]
ˈscribal adj

Scribe

(French skrib)
n
(Biography) Augustin Eugène (oɡystɛ̃ øʒɛn). 1791–1861, French author or coauthor of over 350 vaudevilles, comedies, and libretti for light opera

scribe1

(skraɪb)

n., v. scribed, scrib•ing. n.
1. a professional copyist, esp. one who made copies of manuscripts before the invention of printing.
2. a public clerk or writer, esp. one with official status.
3. one of a group of Palestinian scholars and teachers of Jewish law and tradition, active from the 5th century B.C. to the 1st century A.D., who transcribed, edited, and interpreted the Bible.
4. a writer or author, esp. a journalist.
v.i.
5. to act as a scribe; write.
v.t.
6. to write down.
[1350–1400; < Latin scrība clerk, derivative of scrībere to write]
scrib′al, adj.

scribe2

(skraɪb)

v. scribed, scrib•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to mark or score (wood or the like) with a pointed instrument as a guide to cutting or assembling.
n.
2. scriber.
[1670–80; perhaps aph. form of inscribe]

scribe


Past participle: scribed
Gerund: scribing

Imperative
scribe
scribe
Present
I scribe
you scribe
he/she/it scribes
we scribe
you scribe
they scribe
Preterite
I scribed
you scribed
he/she/it scribed
we scribed
you scribed
they scribed
Present Continuous
I am scribing
you are scribing
he/she/it is scribing
we are scribing
you are scribing
they are scribing
Present Perfect
I have scribed
you have scribed
he/she/it has scribed
we have scribed
you have scribed
they have scribed
Past Continuous
I was scribing
you were scribing
he/she/it was scribing
we were scribing
you were scribing
they were scribing
Past Perfect
I had scribed
you had scribed
he/she/it had scribed
we had scribed
you had scribed
they had scribed
Future
I will scribe
you will scribe
he/she/it will scribe
we will scribe
you will scribe
they will scribe
Future Perfect
I will have scribed
you will have scribed
he/she/it will have scribed
we will have scribed
you will have scribed
they will have scribed
Future Continuous
I will be scribing
you will be scribing
he/she/it will be scribing
we will be scribing
you will be scribing
they will be scribing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scribing
you have been scribing
he/she/it has been scribing
we have been scribing
you have been scribing
they have been scribing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scribing
you will have been scribing
he/she/it will have been scribing
we will have been scribing
you will have been scribing
they will have been scribing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scribing
you had been scribing
he/she/it had been scribing
we had been scribing
you had been scribing
they had been scribing
Conditional
I would scribe
you would scribe
he/she/it would scribe
we would scribe
you would scribe
they would scribe
Past Conditional
I would have scribed
you would have scribed
he/she/it would have scribed
we would have scribed
you would have scribed
they would have scribed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scribe - French playwright (1791-1861)
2.scribe - informal terms for journalists
journalist - a writer for newspapers and magazines
3.scribe - someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscriptsscribe - someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
4.scribe - a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cutscribe - a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
Verb1.scribe - score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
nock, score, mark - make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"

scribe

noun
1. secretary, clerk, scrivener (archaic), notary (archaic), amanuensis, copyist a temple scribe
2. writer, copyist, penman (rare) another scribe had added the last words

scribe

verb
To form letters, characters, or words on a surface with an instrument:
Translations
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kirjatakirjoittaalainoppinutpiirrinpiirrottaa

scribe

[skraɪb] N [of manuscript] → escribiente/a m/f (Bible) → escriba m

scribe

[ˈskraɪb] nscribe m

scribe

nSchreiber(in) m(f); (Bibl) → Schriftgelehrte(r) m

scribe

[skraɪb] nscriba m
References in classic literature ?
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites
For want of more exalted adversaries Dominic turned his audacity fertile in impious stratagems against the powers of the earth, as represented by the institution of Custom-houses and every mortal belonging thereto - scribes, officers, and guardacostas afloat and ashore.
By his orders this story and the others I had told him were written by his scribes in letters of gold, and laid up among his treasures.
Belonging to the courts of justice there are scribes to enroll private contracts; and there must also be guards set over the prisoners, others to see the law is executed, council on either side, and also others to watch over the conduct of those who are to decide the causes.
the early writers whose work is so esteemed by later scribes and
He then commanded six-and-thirty of the lads, to read the several lines softly, as they appeared upon the frame; and where they found three or four words together that might make part of a sentence, they dictated to the four remaining boys, who were scribes.
for his unchristian spirit, but he merely explained that there was nothing about Chinamen in the New Testament, and strode away to wreak his displeasure upon his dog, which also, I suppose, the inspired scribes had overlooked.
Suddenly, Raoul remembered something about a gate opening into the Rue Scribe, an underground passage running straight to the Rue Scribe from the lake.
In reading his 'Chronicle' I suffered for a time from its attribution to Fray Antonio Agapida, the pious monk whom he feigns to have written it, just as in reading 'Don Quixote' I suffered from Cervantes masquerading as the Moorish scribe, Cid Hamet Ben Engeli.
I wish I could de- scribe the rapture that flashed through my soul as I beheld it.
Party has its duties, sir,' added the scribe, kindling, as one who should propose a sentiment; 'and the attack was gross.
Filled with amazement and terror by this apparition of a horseman in the sky-half believing himself the chosen scribe of some new apocalypse, the officer was overcome by the intensity of his emotions; his legs failed him and he fell.