Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Scribe (Page: 1292)

Scribe (?), n. [L. scriba, fr. scribere to write; cf. Gr. a splinter, pencil, style (for writing), E. scarify. Cf. Ascribe, Describe, Script, Scrivener, Scrutoire.]

1. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.

2. (Jewish Hist.) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people. [1293]


Scribe (Page: 1293)

Scribe (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scribed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Scribing.]

1. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe. Spenser.

2. (Carp.) To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor which is out of level, a board to the curves of a molding, or the like; -- so called because the workman marks, or scribe, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts.

3. To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron. Scribing iron, an iron-pointed instrument for scribing, or marking, casks and logs.


Scribe (Page: 1293)

Scribe, v. i. To make a mark.

With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers scribe around the edge of the templet. A. M. Mayer.