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1scribe

noun \ˈskrīb\

Definition of SCRIBE

1
:  a member of a learned class in ancient Israel through New Testament times studying the Scriptures and serving as copyists, editors, teachers, and jurists
2
a :  an official or public secretary or clerk
b :  a copier of manuscripts
3
:  writer; specifically :  journalist

Origin of SCRIBE

Middle English, from Latin scriba official writer, from scribere to write; akin to Greek skariphasthai to scratch an outline
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

Rhymes with SCRIBE

2scribe

intransitive verb
scribedscrib·ing

Definition of SCRIBE

:  to work as a scribe :  write

First Known Use of SCRIBE

1782

Other Publishing Terms

annotate, dreadful, emend, expurgate, factoid, jump, lobster shift, redaction, referee

3scribe

transitive verb
scribedscrib·ing

Definition of SCRIBE

1
:  to mark a line on by cutting or scratching with a pointed instrument
2
:  to make by cutting or scratching

Origin of SCRIBE

probably short for describe
First Known Use: 1678

Other Building Terms

batten, cistern, hearth, lath, transom, wainscot

4scribe

noun

Definition of SCRIBE

:  scriber

First Known Use of SCRIBE

1812

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

Scribe

biographical name \skrēb\

Definition of SCRIBE

(Augustin-) Eugène 1791–1861 Fr. dram.

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