What does SCRIPT mean?

Definitions for SCRIPT

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word SCRIPT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. script, book, playscriptnoun

    a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance

  2. handwriting, hand, scriptnoun

    something written by hand

    "she recognized his handwriting"; "his hand was illegible"

  3. scriptverb

    a particular orthography or writing system

  4. scriptverb

    write a script for

    "The playwright scripted the movie"


  1. scriptnoun

    A writing; a written document.

  2. scriptnoun

    Written characters; style of writing.

  3. scriptnoun

    Type made in imitation of handwriting.

  4. scriptnoun

    An original instrument or document.

  5. scriptnoun

    The written document containing the dialogue and action for a drama; the text of a stage play, movie, or other performance. Especially, the final form used for the performance itself.

  6. scriptnoun

    A file containing a list of user commands, allowing them to be invoked once to execute in sequence.

  7. scriptnoun

    A system of writing adapted to a particular language or set of languages.

  8. scriptnoun

    An abbreviation for a prescription.

  9. scriptverb

    to make or write a script

  10. Etymology: scrit, scriptum (something written), from scribo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scriptnoun

    a writing; a written document

  2. Scriptnoun

    type made in imitation of handwriting

  3. Scriptnoun

    an original instrument or document

  4. Scriptnoun

    written characters; style of writing

  5. Etymology: [OE. scrit, L. scriptum something written, fr. scribere, scriptum to write: cf. OF. escript, escrit, F. crit. See Scribe, and cf. Scrip a writing.]



    SCRIPT, any of a series of text markup languages starting with Script under Control Program-67/Cambridge Monitor System and Script/370 under Virtual Machine Facility/370; the current version, SCRIPT/VS, is part of IBM's Document Composition Facility for IBM z/VM and z/OS systems. SCRIPT was developed for CP-67/CMS by Stuart Madnick at MIT, succeeding CTSS RUNOFF. SCRIPT is a procedural markup language. Inline commands called control words, indicated by a period in the first column of a logical line, describe the desired appearance of the formatted text. SCRIPT originally provided a 2PASS option to allow text to refer to variables defined later in the text, but subsequent versions allowed more than two passes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Script

    skript, n. (print.) type like written letters: a writing: (law) an original document: handwriting.—n. Scrip′tion, a handwriting. [O. Fr. escript—L. scriptumscribĕre, to write.]

Editors Contribution

  1. script

    A system of sequenced writing, coding within a type of computer, computer language, software, computer program, app, website or webpage.

    The software programmers were creating the script very efficiently for the new system.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

  2. script

    A system of writing.

    Various types of software have script within them.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 14, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. script

    The script symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the script symbol and its characteristic.

  2. script

    Song lyrics by script -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by script on the Lyrics.com website.

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SCRIPT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4774

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SCRIPT' in Nouns Frequency: #2194

How to pronounce SCRIPT?

How to say SCRIPT in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCRIPT in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SCRIPT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of SCRIPT in a Sentence

  1. James Scott, Senior Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology:

    Between the black box proprietary code, barebones computers we call voting machines and a mass of completely unqualified election officials, our election system is up for grabs to anybody with even a modest interest and some script kiddie capability. The cyber-kinetic attack surface here is wide open.

  2. Burt Reynolds:

    I think I have a performance in me. It's a good one, i don't know if I'll get that script. I'm hoping.

  3. Catholic University of America:

    All of the dresses have certain verifiable characteristics, including, for example, a' secret pocket' on the right side of the pinafore skirt for Dorothy's handkerchief,' Judy Garland' written by hand in a script specific to a single person who labeled all of the extant dresses in the same hand. Apparently, the thin material of the blouse was prone to tearing when Judy Garland as Dorothy took it off after filming, and a seamstress often repaired it before Judy Garland as Dorothy donned it for the next shoot.

  4. Matt Denton and Joshua Lee:

    I never read the script, i don't really know what happens in the film. I was there on set, from the first week to the last, but there are massive plot points that I don't know about.

  5. Brad Pitt:

    ' Brad Pitt was just doing as instructed in the script. So we were the knobs in the end....

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for SCRIPT

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for SCRIPT »


Find a translation for the SCRIPT definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"SCRIPT." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 21 Mar. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/SCRIPT>.

Discuss these SCRIPT definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for SCRIPT? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a words master?

    return to its original or usable and functioning condition
    • A. jeopardize
    • B. restore
    • C. deny
    • D. interrogate

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for SCRIPT: