What does scene mean?

Definitions for scene
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scenenoun

    the place where some action occurs

    "the police returned to the scene of the crime"

  2. scenenoun

    an incident (real or imaginary)

    "their parting was a sad scene"

  3. view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panoramanoun

    the visual percept of a region

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

  4. scene, shotnoun

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

  5. picture, scenenoun

    a situation treated as an observable object

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

  6. scenenoun

    a subdivision of an act of a play

    "the first act has three scenes"

  7. fit, tantrum, scene, conniptionnoun

    a display of bad temper

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

  8. scene, viewnoun

    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, scenenoun

    the context and environment in which something is set

    "the perfect setting for a ghost story"

  10. scenery, scenenoun

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

    "they worked all night painting the scenery"

Wiktionary

  1. scenenoun

    The location of an event that attracts attention.

    the scene of the crime

  2. scenenoun

    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.

  3. scenenoun

    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.

  4. scenenoun

    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.

  5. scenenoun

    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.

  6. scenenoun

    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.

  7. scenenoun

    A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.

  8. scenenoun

    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.

  9. scenenoun

    An element of fiction writing.

  10. sceneverb

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

  11. scenenoun

    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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SCENEnoun

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. scene

    A scene refers to a sequence of continuous actions or events in a specific setting as part of a larger story or narrative, often in the context of a play, movie, novel, or television show. A scene is also described as a particular place or area, especially when it is the site of a specific event, activity, or occurrence. Furthermore, it can denote distinct social sphere or environment characterized by a particular activity or feature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scenenoun

    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

  2. Scenenoun

    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

  3. Scenenoun

    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

  4. Scenenoun

    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

  5. Scenenoun

    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

  6. Scenenoun

    a landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery

  7. Scenenoun

    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

  8. Sceneverb

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

  9. 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

Anagrams for scene »

  1. cense

  2. sence

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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. Minka Kelly:

    He was like, ‘OK!’ he didn’t even hesitate. And he shot a beautiful scene and got exactly what he wanted.

  2. The FBI Philadelphia Field Office:

    While it’s the FBI’s standard practice not to discuss such operational specifics, we can say that the number of personnel and vehicles widely reported as being on scene Friday is an overstatement, and the tactics used by FBI personnel were professional, in line with standard practices, and intended to ensure the safety of everyone present in and outside the residence.

  3. Jared Padalecki:

    If you're not crying before the last scene, then you don't have a soul.

  4. Virginia Beach Police:

    We train not only as first responders for police, but we train with fire and we train with our EMS personnel because we know that when you have a major scene like this you're going to need all first responders, so we do train extensively.

  5. Carl Hall:

    The amount of time that is spent in that 911 center getting to the right location is time wasted getting responders to the scene.

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