What does SCENE mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scene(noun)

    the place where some action occurs

    "the police returned to the scene of the crime"

  2. scene(noun)

    an incident (real or imaginary)

    "their parting was a sad scene"

  3. view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama(noun)

    the visual percept of a region

    "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"

  4. scene, shot(noun)

    a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

  5. picture, scene(noun)

    a situation treated as an observable object

    "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"

  6. scene(noun)

    a subdivision of an act of a play

    "the first act has three scenes"

  7. fit, tantrum, scene, conniption(noun)

    a display of bad temper

    "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"

  8. scene, view(noun)

    graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept

    "he painted scenes from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"

  9. setting, scene(noun)

    the context and environment in which something is set

    "the perfect setting for a ghost story"

  10. scenery, scene(noun)

    the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale

    "they worked all night painting the scenery"

Wiktionary

  1. scene(Noun)

    The location of an event that attracts attention.

    the scene of the crime

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  2. scene(Noun)

    The structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; the part of a theater in which the acting is done, with its adjuncts and decorations; the stage.

    They stood in the centre of the scene.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  3. scene(Noun)

    The decorations and fittings of a stage, representing the place in which the action is supposed to go on; one of the slides, or other devices, used to give an appearance of reality to the action of a play; as, to paint scenes; to shift the scenes; to go behind the scenes.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  4. scene(Noun)

    So much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays; as, an act of four scenes.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  5. scene(Noun)

    The place, time, circumstance, etc., in which anything occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is laid; surroundings amid which anything is set before the imagination; place of occurrence, exhibition, or action.

    There were some very erotic scenes in the movie, although it was not classified as pornography.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  6. scene(Noun)

    An assemblage of objects presented to the view at once; a series of actions and events exhibited in their connection; a spectacle; a show; an exhibition; a view.

    He assessed the scene to check for any danger, and agreed it was safe.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  7. scene(Noun)

    A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  8. scene(Noun)

    An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artificial or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  9. scene(Noun)

    An element of fiction writing.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  10. scene(Verb)

    To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

  11. scene(Noun)

    A social environment consisting of a large informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity.

    She got into the emo scene at an early age.

    Etymology: From scene, from scaena, scena, from σκηνή.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scene(noun)

    the structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; the part of a theater in which the acting is done, with its adjuncts and decorations; the stage

    Etymology: [L. scaena, scena, Gr. skhnh` a covered place, a tent, a stage.]

  2. Scene(noun)

    the decorations and fittings of a stage, representing the place in which the action is supposed to go on; one of the slides, or other devices, used to give an appearance of reality to the action of a play; as, to paint scenes; to shift the scenes; to go behind the scenes

    Etymology: [L. scaena, scena, Gr. skhnh` a covered place, a tent, a stage.]

  3. Scene(noun)

    so much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays; as, an act of four scenes

    Etymology: [L. scaena, scena, Gr. skhnh` a covered place, a tent, a stage.]

  4. Scene(noun)

    the place, time, circumstance, etc., in which anything occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is laid; surroundings amid which anything is set before the imagination; place of occurrence, exhibition, or action

    Etymology: [L. scaena, scena, Gr. skhnh` a covered place, a tent, a stage.]

  5. Scene(noun)

    an assemblage of objects presented to the view at once; a series of actions and events exhibited in their connection; a spectacle; a show; an exhibition; a view

    Etymology: [L. scaena, scena, Gr. skhnh` a covered place, a tent, a stage.]

  6. Scene(noun)

    a landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery

    Etymology: [L. scaena, scena, Gr. skhnh` a covered place, a tent, a stage.]

  7. Scene(noun)

    an exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artifical or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display

    Etymology: [L. scaena, scena, Gr. skhnh` a covered place, a tent, a stage.]

  8. Scene(verb)

    to exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display

    Etymology: [L. scaena, scena, Gr. skhnh` a covered place, a tent, a stage.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scene

    sēn, n. a picture of the place of an action: a large painted view: place of action, occurrence, or exhibition: the part of a play acted without change of place: (orig.) the stage of a theatre on which the actors perform: a series of landscape events connected and exhibited: a number of objects presented to the view at once: spectacle: view: any unseemly or ill-timed display of strong feeling between persons.—v.t. to exhibit: to display.—ns. Scene′-dock, the space in a theatre adjoining the stage, where scenery is stored when not in use; Scene′-man, one who manages the scenery in a theatre; Scene′-paint′er, one whose employment it is to paint scenery for theatres; Scē′nery, the painted representation on a stage: the appearance of anything presented to the eye: general aspect of a landscape; Scene′-shift′er (same as Scene-man).—adjs. Scē′nic, -al, pertaining to scenery: dramatic: theatrical.—adv. Scē′nically.—adjs. Scēnograph′ic, -al, drawn in perspective.—adv. Scēnograph′ically.—n. Scēnog′raphy, the art of perspective: representation in perspective.—Behind the scenes, at the back of the visible stage; Make a scene, to make a noisy or otherwise unwelcome exhibition of feeling. [L. scena—Gr. skēnē, a covered place, a stage.]

Editors Contribution

  1. scene

    A view or picture.

    The scene painted was so beautiful and depicted humanity as it's most beautiful state.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SCENE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1506

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SCENE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2816

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SCENE' in Nouns Frequency: #528

How to pronounce SCENE?

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How to say SCENE in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCENE in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCENE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of SCENE in a Sentence

  1. Mary McCarthy:

    In verity we are the poor. This humanity we would claim for ourselves is the legacy, not only of the Enlightenment, but of the thousands and thousands of European peasants and poor townspeople who came here bringing their humanity and their sufferings with them. It is the absence of a stable upper class that is responsible for much of the vulgarity of the American scene. Should we blush before the visitor for this deficiency?

  2. James Bawden:

    James Stewart did a movie with Otto Preminger [ 1959’s ‘ Anatomy of a Murder ’ ] where a whole trial scene revolved around a woman’s underpants, james Stewart said, ‘ I got an Oscar nomination for that, but boy, did I hear from my fan base. They thought it was very, very risqu and asked me not to do that kind of material anymore. And I did n’t. Maybe I made a mistake. ’.

  3. Photographer Abd Alkader Habak:

    The scene was horrible -- especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you, so I decided along with my colleagues that we'd put our cameras aside and start rescuing injured people.

  4. The Colorado Springs Police department:

    The area is NOT secure. Media do not stage in the area, aVOID Centennial and Fillmore active shooter scene is not secure. Shopping Center shelter in place.

  5. Notre Dame:

    Notre Dame is an iconic symbol of faith to people all over the world -- and it is heartbreaking to see a house of God in flames. Our thoughts and prayers are with the firefighters on the scene and all the people of Paris.

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