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script

handwriting; the text of a play, TV program, or motion picture
Not to be confused with:
scrip – a certificate to be exchanged for goods or cash
Abused, Confused, & Misused Words by Mary Embree Copyright © 2007, 2013 by Mary Embree

script

 (skrĭpt)
n.
1.
a. Handwriting.
b. A style of writing with cursive characters.
c. A particular system of writing: cuneiform script.
2. Printing
a. A style of type that imitates handwriting.
b. The matter set in this type.
3.
a. The text of a play, broadcast, or movie.
b. A copy of a text used by a director or performer.
4. Law The original of a legal instrument, as opposed to a copy.
5. Computers A simple program in a language that the computer must convert to machine language each time the program is run.
tr.v. script·ed, script·ing, scripts
1. To prepare (a text) for filming or broadcasting.
2. To arrange, direct, or control (an event or a person) as if supplying a script: "the brilliant, charming, judicial moderate scripted by his White House fans" (Ellen Goodman).
3. Computers To write (code) for a program.

[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, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

script

(skrɪpt)
n
1. handwriting as distinguished from print, esp cursive writing
2. the letters, characters, or figures used in writing by hand
3. any system or style of writing
4. (Film) written copy for the use of performers in films and plays
5. (Law) law
a. an original or principal document
b. (esp in England) a will or codicil or the draft for one
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) any of various typefaces that imitate handwriting
7. (Computer Science) computing a series of instructions that is executed by a computer program
8. (Education) an answer paper in an examination
9. (Medicine) another word for scrip3
vb
(Film) (tr) to write a script for
[C14: from Latin scriptum something written, from scrībere to write]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

script

(skrɪpt)

n.
1. the letters or characters used in writing by hand; handwriting.
2. a manuscript or document.
3. the written text of a play, motion picture, television program, or the like.
4. any system of writing.
5. Print. a type imitating handwriting.
6. a plan.
v.t.
7. to write a script for.
8. to plan.
[1325–75; Middle English scri(p)t (< Old French escrit) < Latin scrīptum, derivative of scrībere to write]

Script.

1. Scriptural.
2. Scripture.
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script


Past participle: scripted
Gerund: scripting

Imperative
script
script
Present
I script
you script
he/she/it scripts
we script
you script
they script
Preterite
I scripted
you scripted
he/she/it scripted
we scripted
you scripted
they scripted
Present Continuous
I am scripting
you are scripting
he/she/it is scripting
we are scripting
you are scripting
they are scripting
Present Perfect
I have scripted
you have scripted
he/she/it has scripted
we have scripted
you have scripted
they have scripted
Past Continuous
I was scripting
you were scripting
he/she/it was scripting
we were scripting
you were scripting
they were scripting
Past Perfect
I had scripted
you had scripted
he/she/it had scripted
we had scripted
you had scripted
they had scripted
Future
I will script
you will script
he/she/it will script
we will script
you will script
they will script
Future Perfect
I will have scripted
you will have scripted
he/she/it will have scripted
we will have scripted
you will have scripted
they will have scripted
Future Continuous
I will be scripting
you will be scripting
he/she/it will be scripting
we will be scripting
you will be scripting
they will be scripting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scripting
you have been scripting
he/she/it has been scripting
we have been scripting
you have been scripting
they have been scripting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scripting
you will have been scripting
he/she/it will have been scripting
we will have been scripting
you will have been scripting
they will have been scripting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scripting
you had been scripting
he/she/it had been scripting
we had been scripting
you had been scripting
they had been scripting
Conditional
I would script
you would script
he/she/it would script
we would script
you would script
they would script
Past Conditional
I would have scripted
you would have scripted
he/she/it would have scripted
we would have scripted
you would have scripted
they would have scripted
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.script - a written version of a play or other dramatic compositionscript - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
dramatic composition, dramatic work - a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
prompt copy, promptbook - the copy of the playscript used by the prompter
continuity - a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot
dialog, dialogue - the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
libretto - the words of an opera or musical play
scenario - an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work)
screenplay - a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets
shooting script - the final detailed script for making a movie or TV program
2.script - something written by handscript - something written by hand; "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"
handwriting - the activity of writing by hand; "handwriting can be slow and painful for one with arthritis"
shorthand, stenography, tachygraphy - a method of writing rapidly
cursive, cursive script, longhand, running hand - rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
writing - letters or symbols that are written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language; "he turned the paper over so the writing wouldn't show"; "the doctor's writing was illegible"
calligraphy, chirography, penmanship - beautiful handwriting
cacography, scrawl, scribble, scratch - poor handwriting
3.script - a particular orthography or writing system
orthography, writing system - a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
Aramaic script, Aramaic - an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language; many other scripts were subsequently derived from it
Avestan - the script in which the ancient Persian language of the Avesta is written
Brahmi - a script (probably adapted from the Aramaic about the 7th century BC) from which later Indian scripts developed
Devanagari, Devanagari script, Nagari, Nagari script - a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi
Pahlavi - the script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write the Pahlavi language
Uighur, Uigur, Uygur - the script (derived from Aramaic) used to write the Uighur language
uncial - a style of orthography characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; found especially in Greek and Latin manuscripts of the 4th to 8th centuries
cuneiform - an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia
syllabary, syllabic script - a writing system whose characters represent syllables
alphabet - a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
Verb1.script - write a script for; "The playwright scripted the movie"
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
indite, pen, write, compose - produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

script

noun
1. text, lines, words, book, copy, dialogue, manuscript, libretto Jenny's writing a film script.
2. handwriting, writing, hand, letters, calligraphy, longhand, penmanship She wrote the letter in an elegant script.
verb
1. write, draft, pen, compose, author I scripted and directed both films.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
نَص
scénářskripttext
manuskript
käsikiritrükikiri
handrit
radijo laidos autoriusscenaristas
scenārijsteksts
besedilo

script

[skrɪpt]
A. N
1. (Cine) → guión m
film scriptguión m (Theat, TV, Rad) → argumento m
2. (= system of writing) → escritura f; (= handwriting) → letra f; (= typeface) → fuente f, tipo m de letra
Arabic/Gothic scriptescritura f árabe/gótica
3. (in exam) → escrito m
B. VT [+ film] → escribir el guión de; [+ play] → escribir el argumento de
the film was not well scriptedla película no tenía un buen guión
C. CPD script editor N (Cine, TV) → revisor(a) m/f de guión
script girl N (Cine) → script f, anotadora f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

script

[ˈskrɪpt]
n
[play, film, TV programme] → script m
(= writing) → écriture f
Arabic script → l'écriture arabe
(British) (in exam)copie f
vt [+ film, play] → écrire le scénario de
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

script

n
(= style of writing)Schrift f; (= joined writing)Schreibschrift f; (= handwriting)Handschrift f; (Typ, = cursive) → Kursivdruck m
(Sch, Univ) → (schriftliche) Arbeit
(of play, documentary)Text m; (= screenplay)Drehbuch nt; (of talk etc)(Manu)skript nt
vt play, documentaryden Text schreiben zu; screenplaydas Drehbuch schreiben für; talk etcdas (Manu)skript schreiben für; a scripted conversationein vorbereitetes Gespräch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

script

[skrɪpt] n
a. (Cine, Theatre) → copione m, sceneggiatura (Brit) (answer paper) → elaborato; (writing system) → caratteri mpl, sistema di scrittura
b. (writing) → scrittura
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

script

(skript) noun
the text of a play, talk etc. Have the actors all got their scripts?
ˈscriptwriter noun
a person who writes the texts for radio or television programmes.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

script

(fam) V. prescription.
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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