Definitions for scribeskraɪb

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

scribeskraɪb(n.; v.)scribed, scrib•ing.

  1. (n.)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.

    Category: Judaism

  4. a writer or author, esp. a journalist.

  5. (v.i.)to act as a scribe; write.

  6. (v.t.)to write down.

Origin of scribe:

1350–1400; < L scrība clerk, der. of scrībere to write

scrib′al(adj.)

scribeskraɪb(v.; n.)scribed, scrib•ing

  1. (v.t.)to mark or score (wood or the like) with a pointed instrument as a guide to cutting or assembling.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. Category: Building Trades

    Ref: scriber

Origin of scribe:

1670–80; perh. aph. form of inscribe

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Scribe, Augustin Eugene Scribe(noun)

    French playwright (1791-1861)

  2. scribe, scribbler, penman(noun)

    informal terms for journalists

  3. copyist, scribe, scrivener(noun)

    someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts

  4. scriber, scribe, scratch awl(verb)

    a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut

  5. scribe(verb)

    score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking

Wiktionary

  1. scribe(Noun)

    One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.

  2. scribe(Noun)

    A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.

  3. scribe(Noun)

    A very sharp, steel drawing implement used in engraving and etching, a scriber.

  4. scribe(Noun)

    A writer, especially a journalist.

  5. scribe(Verb)

    To write.

  6. scribe(Verb)

    To record.

  7. scribe(Verb)

    To write or draw with a scribe.

  8. Origin: From Late scriba (used in Vulgate to render Ancient Greek γραμματεύς "scribe, secretary", which had been used in its turn to render the Hebrew סופר "writer, scholar") from scribere, probably akin to scrobs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scribe(noun)

    one who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist

  2. Scribe(noun)

    a writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people

  3. Scribe(verb)

    to write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe

  4. Scribe(verb)

    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 scribe, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts

  5. Scribe(verb)

    to score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron

  6. Scribe(verb)

    to make a mark

Freebase

  1. Scribe

    A scribe is a person who writes books or documents by hand as a profession and helps the city keep track of its records. The profession, previously found in all literate cultures in some form, lost most of its importance and status with the advent of printing. The work could involve copying books, including sacred texts, or secretarial and administrative duties, such as taking of dictation and the keeping of business, judicial and, historical records for kings, nobles, temples, and cities. Later the profession developed into public servants, journalists, accountants, typists, and lawyers. In societies with low literacy rates, street-corner letter-writers may still be found providing a service.

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