What does scene mean?
Definitions for scene
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word scene.
the place where some action occurs
"the police returned to the scene of the crime"
an incident (real or imaginary)
"their parting was a sad scene"
view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panoramanoun
the visual percept of a region
"the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
a situation treated as an observable object
"the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
a subdivision of an act of a play
"the first act has three scenes"
fit, tantrum, scene, conniptionnoun
a display of bad temper
"he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene"
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"
the context and environment in which something is set
"the perfect setting for a ghost story"
the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale
"they worked all night painting the scenery"
The location of an event that attracts attention.
the scene of the crime
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
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.
An element of fiction writing.
To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: scæna, Latin; σϰηηνὴ; scene, French.
Cedar and pine, and fir and branching palm,
A sylvan scene; and as the ranks ascend
Shade above shade, a woody theatre
Of stateliest view. John Milton.
Now prepare thee for another scene. John Milton.
A mute scene of sorrow, mixt with fear;
Still on the table lay the unfinish’d cheer. Dryden.
A larger scene of action is display’d,
And, rising hence, a greater work is weigh’d. Dryden.
Ev’ry sev’ral place must be
A scene of triumph and revenge to me. Dryden.
When rising Spring adorns the mead,
A charming scene of nature is display’d. Dryden.
Eternity! thou pleasing, dreadful thought!
Through what variety of untry’d beings,
Through what new scenes and changes must we pass! Addis.
About eight miles distance from Naples lies a very noble scene of antiquities: what they call Virgil ’s tomb is the first. Joseph Addison, on Italy.
Say, shepherd, say, are these reflections true?
Or was it but the woman’s fear that drew
This cruel scene, unjust to love and you. Matthew Prior.
It shall be so my care
To have you royally appointed, as if
The scene you play were mine. William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale.
Our author would excuse these youthful scenes
Begotten at his entrance. George Granville.
If his characters were good,
The scenes entire, and freed from noise and blood,
The action great, yet circumscrib’d by time,
The words not forc’d, but sliding into rhime,
He thought, in hitting these, his business done. Dryden.
The king is set from London, and the scene
Is now transported to Southampton. William Shakespeare, Hen. V.
The alteration of scenes feeds and relieves the eye, before it be full of the same object. Francis Bacon.
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
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
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
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
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
a landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery
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
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
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.]
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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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'scene' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1506
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Rank popularity for the word 'scene' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2816
Rank popularity for the word 'scene' in Nouns Frequency: #528
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The numerical value of scene in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of scene in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of scene in a Sentence
Public Safety Director Steve McCraw:
The only thing stopping the hallway of dedicated officers from entering room 111 and 112 was the on-scene commander, who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children, the officers had weapons; the children had none. The officers had body armor; the children had none. The officers had training; the subject had none.
Currently, we have crews on the scene to make it safe as well as to identify the cause.
Do I think police could have planted that gun ? Yes I think that, whoever controls the crime scene controls the narrative.
Grimaldi explained. The X-ray revealed several figures, including the outline of what could be one of the three wise men. Also visible is the outline of a baby in a manger with a halo around its head. MASSIVE, 2,034-FOOT ASTEROID WILL ZOOM PAST EARTH JUST AFTER CHRISTMAS X-rays of a medieval painting revealed a Nativity scene that was painted over centuries ago. (Northumbria University and The Bowes Museum) It was common practice to apply gold leaf to these type[s] of religious paintings and in the x-ray, we can see that gold is present in the halo around the babys head.
When officers arrived on scene, they were met with gunfire, at this time, officers have the location surrounded in all directions as they attempt to locate the suspect.
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Translations for scene
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- مشهد, منظرArabic
- escenaCatalan, Valencian
- scene, optrinDanish
- escenario, escenaSpanish
- näyttämö, kohtaus, tapahtumapaikkaFinnish
- scène de ménage, scèneFrench
- szín, kép, jelenet, színhely, látványHungarian
- 現場, シーンJapanese
- 場面, 장면Korean
- ZeenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pozornica, pozorjeSerbo-Croatian
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