Definitions for Scribbleˈskrɪb əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scrib•bleˈskrɪb əl(v.; n.)-bled, -bling

  1. (v.t.)to write hastily or carelessly:

    to scribble a letter.

  2. to cover with meaningless marks.

  3. (v.i.)to write or draw in a hasty or meaningless way.

  4. (n.)a hasty or careless drawing or piece of writing.

  5. illegible handwriting.

  6. a series of meaningless marks or scrawls.

Origin of scribble:

1425–75; < ML scrībillāre to scribble, der. of L scrībere to write

scrib′bling•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scribble, scratch, scrawl, cacography(noun)

    poor handwriting

  2. scribble, scrabble, doodle(verb)

    an aimless drawing

  3. scribble, scrabble(verb)

    write down quickly without much attention to detail

  4. scribble, scrawl(verb)

    write carelessly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. scribble(verb)ˈskrɪb əl

    to write quickly and messily

    He scribbled a note to himself.; I watched her scribbling away.

  2. scribbleˈskrɪb əl

    to draw lines and marks that do not mean anything

    kids scribbling on the walls; I couldn't read his scribbles.

Wiktionary

  1. scribble(Noun)

    Careless, hasty writing or drawing

  2. scribble(Verb)

    To write or draw carelessly and in a hurry

  3. scribble(Verb)

    To doodle

  4. scribble(Verb)

    To card or tease (wool) coarsely; to run through a scribbler.

  5. Origin: From early modern English scrible, frequentive of scribe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scribble(verb)

    to card coarsely; to run through the scribbling machine

  2. Scribble(verb)

    to write hastily or carelessly, without regard to correctness or elegance; as, to scribble a letter

  3. Scribble(verb)

    to fill or cover with careless or worthless writing

  4. Scribble(verb)

    to write without care, elegance, or value; to scrawl

  5. Scribble(noun)

    hasty or careless writing; a writing of little value; a scrawl; as, a hasty scribble

Freebase

  1. Scribble

    A scribble is a drawing composed of random and abstract lines, generally without ever lifting the drawing device off of the paper. Scribbling is most often associated with young children and toddlers, because their lack of hand–eye coordination and lower mental development often make it very difficult for any young child to keep their coloring attempts within the line art of the subject. Adults also scribble, although generally it is done jovially, out of boredom, as a form of abstract art, or to see if a pen works. Scribbles are also a kind of web graphics, often associated with pixels and cute websites. They are entirely different from pixeling, as instead of carefully drawing the graphics pixel by pixel, the picture is made by drawing quickly around the outline of object a number of times – this gives the scribbly effect. The result is a very loosely drawn, sketchy artwork. A scribble can also refer to a roughly drawn representation of a design. The term scribble is often used in software design circles to mean a quickly drawn representation of a computer-program or web-site layout.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. scribble

    To modify a data structure in a random and unintentionally destructive way. “Bletch! Somebody's disk-compactor program went berserk and scribbled on the i-node table.” “It was working fine until one of the allocation routines scribbled on low core.” Synonymous with trash; compare mung, which conveys a bit more intention, and mangle, which is more violent and final.


Translations for Scribble

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

scribble(noun)

untidy, careless handwriting.

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