What does Script mean?

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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.


  1. script

    A script is a written document that outlines the narrative and dialogue of a play, film, television show, video game, or broadcast. It provides direction for the actors and other members of the production team about scenes, actions, settings, and emotions to be portrayed. Alternatively, in computing, a script is a series of instructions written in a scripting language, executed by a runtime system, to automate tasks in a particular program or software.

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  

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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

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  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. Rob Lowe:

    In those days, there was a sex scene in every movie, every script I used to get, I would go to page 73, because that always where the sex scene was ! It didn't matter if it was a movie about priests and nuns, on page 73 there was going to be a sex scene. Today, you'd watch 17 movies and never see people with their clothes off unless [ the movie ] is about that.

  2. Last Christmas:

    We were both backstage and I said,' We should really do something, Emma Thompson. And Emma Thompson said,' Let Emma Thompson do Last Christmas. Let Emma Thompson make Last Christmas happen,' so we did. Emma Thompson wrote the beautiful script.

  3. Bert Ulrich:

    The script did not have a NASA storyline, but there were ways that we could still help them.

  4. Bill Hader:

    I’m so brain dead after (recording) because you are just yelling for five hours, the same line over and over again, they did a great job I thought of putting this story together with the game. A lot of these animated movies, they take years and years and years but these guys are so good. It’s not like we show up, and there’s the ‘Angry Birds’ script….

  5. Sadie Sink:

    There wasn’t a set script or movement that you had to stick to, so there was just so much freedom, and I think that’s how we got such real moments, she possesses these innate qualities in a director.

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