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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun Scribe has 4 senses

Verb Scribe has 1 sense


Scriben. [L. scriba, fr. scribere to write; cf. Gr. ska`rifos a splinter, pencil, style (for writing), E. scarify. Cf. Ascribe, Describe, Script, Scrivener, Scrutoire.].
  •  One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.  [1913 Webster]
Scribev. t. 
  •  To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor which is out of level, a board to the curves of a molding, or the like; -- so called because the workman marks, or scribes, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.  [1913 Webster]
Scribing iron, an iron-pointed instrument for scribing, or marking, casks and logs.
Scribev. i. 
     To make a mark.  [1913 Webster]
    "With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers scribe around the edge of the templet."  [1913 Webster]


Scribe, n. & v.
1 a person who writes out documents, esp. an ancient or medieval copyist of manuscripts.
2 Bibl. an ancient Jewish record-keeper or professional theologian and jurist.
3 (in full scribe-awl) a pointed instrument for making marks on wood, bricks, etc., to guide a saw, or in sign-writing.
4 US colloq. a writer, esp. a journalist.
--v.tr. mark (wood etc.) with a scribe (see sense 3 of n.).

scribal adj. scriber n.
(n.) ME f. L scriba f. scribere write: (v.) perh. f. DESCRIBE



Levite, accountant, advertising writer, amanuensis, annalist, archivist, art critic, author, authoress, baal kore, belletrist, bibliographer, bookkeeper, calligrapher, cantor, carve, chase, chief rabbi, chirographer, clerk, coauthor, collaborator, columnist, commentator, compiler, composer, copier, copy, copy out, copyist, copywriter, creative writer, critic, dance critic, diarist, documentalist, draft, drama critic, dramatist, dramaturge, draw up, edit, editor, enchase, encyclopedist, enface, engrave, engraver, engross, essayist, etch, filing clerk, free lance, free-lance writer, ghost, ghostwriter, gossip columnist, grave, hack, high priest, humorist, incise, indite, inditer, ink spiller, inkslinger, inscribe, journalist, kohen, letterer, librarian, literary artist, literary craftsman, literary critic, literary man, litterateur, logographer, magazine writer, make a recension, make out, man of letters, mark, marker, monographer, music critic, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newswriter, notary, notary public, novelettist, novelist, pamphleteer, paragraphist, pen, pencil, pencil driver, penman, penner, penny-a-liner, penwoman, playwright, poet, priest, prose writer, prothonotary, push the pen, put in writing, rabbi, rabbin, recense, record, record clerk, recorder, recording secretary, recordist, register, registrar, reporter, reviewer, revise, rewrite, scenario writer, scenarist, score, scorekeeper, scorer, scratch, scribbler, scriptwriter, scrive, scrivener, scroll, secretary, short-story writer, sob sister, spill ink, spoil paper, stenographer, stonecutter, storyteller, superscribe, technical writer, timekeeper, trace, transcribe, transcriber, type, word painter, word-slinger, wordsmith, write, write down, write out, writer




N writing, chirography, stelography, cerography, penmanship, craftmanship, quill driving, typewriting, writing, manuscript, MS, literae scriptae, these presents, stroke of the pen, dash of the pen, coupe de plume, line, headline, pen and ink, letter, uncial writing, cuneiform character, arrowhead, Ogham, Runes, hieroglyphic, contraction, Brahmi, Devanagari, Nagari, script, shorthand, stenography, brachygraphy, tachygraphy, secret writing, writing in cipher, cryptography, stenography, phonography, pasigraphy, Polygraphy, logography, copy, transcript, rescript, rough copy, fair copy, handwriting, signature, sign manual, autograph, monograph, holograph, hand, fist, calligraphy, good hand, running hand, flowing hand, cursive hand, legible hand, bold hand, cacography, griffonage, barbouillage, bad hand, cramped hand, crabbed hand, illegible hand, scribble, pattes de mouche, ill-formed letters, pothooks and hangers, stationery, pen, quill, goose quill, pencil, style, paper, foolscap, parchment, vellum, papyrus, tablet, slate, marble, pillar, table, blackboard, ink bottle, ink horn, ink pot, ink stand, ink well, typewriter, transcription, inscription, superscription, graphology, composition, authorship, cacoethes scribendi, graphoidea, graphomania, phrenoia, writer, scribe, amanuensis, scrivener, secretary, clerk, penman, copyist, transcriber, quill driver, stenographer, typewriter, typist, writer for the press, writing, written, in writing, in black and white, under one's hand, uncial, Runic, cuneiform, hieroglyphical, currente calamo, pen in hand, audacter et sincere, le style est l'homme meme, nature's noblest gift - my gray goose quill, scribendi recte sapere et principium et fons, that mighty instrument of little men, the pen became a clarion.


N clergy, clericals, ministry, priesthood, presbytery, the cloth, the desk, clergyman, divine, ecclesiastic, churchman, priest, presbyter, hierophant, pastor, shepherd, minister, father, father in Christ, padre, abbe, cure, patriarch, reverend, black coat, confessor, dignitaries of the church, ecclesiarch, hierarch, ebdomarius, eminence, reverence, elder, primate, metropolitan, archbishop, bishop, prelate, diocesan, suffragan, dean, subdean, archdeacon, prebendary, canon, rural dean, rector, parson, vicar, perpetual curate, residentiary, beneficiary, incumbent, chaplain, curate, deacon, deaconess, preacher, reader, lecturer, capitular, missionary, propagandist, Jesuit, revivalist, field preacher, churchwarden, sidesman, clerk, precentor, choir, almoner, suisse, verger, beadle, sexton, sacristan, acolyth, acolothyst, acolyte, altar boy, chorister, Pope, Papa, pontiff, high priest, cardinal, ancient flamen, flamen, confessor, penitentiary, spiritual director, cenobite, conventual, abbot, prior, monk, friar, lay brother, beadsman, mendicant, pilgrim, palmer, canon regular, canon secular, Franciscan, Friars minor, Minorites, Observant, Capuchin, Dominican, Carmelite, Augustinian, Gilbertine, Austin Friars, Black Friars, White Friars, Gray Friars, Crossed Friars, Crutched Friars, Bonhomme, Carthusian, Benedictine, Cistercian, Trappist, Cluniac, Premonstatensian, Maturine, Templar, Hospitaler, Bernardine, Lorettine, pillarist, stylite, abbess, prioress, canoness, religieuse, nun, novice, postulant, prophet, priest, high priest, Levite, Rabbi, Rabbin, Rebbe, scribe, mullah, muezzin, ayatollah, ulema, imaum, imam, sheik, sufi, kahin, kassis, mufti, hadji, dervish, fakir, faquir, brahmin, guru, kaziaskier, poonghie, sanyasi, druid, bonze, santon, abdal, Lama, talapoin, caloyer, the Reverend, the very Reverend, the Right Reverend, ordained, in orders, called to the ministry.


N recorder, notary, clerk, registrar, registrary, register, prothonotary, amanuensis, secretary, scribe, babu, remembrancer, bookkeeper, custos rotulorum, Master of the Rolls, annalist, historian, historiographer, chronicler, journalist, biographer, antiquary, memorialist, interviewer.

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