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noun \ˈskrīb\

Definition of scribe

  1. 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. 2a :  an official or public secretary or clerkb :  a copier of manuscripts

  3. 3 :  writer; specifically :  journalist

Origin and Etymology 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


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Definition of scribe

scribed

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scribing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to work as a scribe :  write

1782

First Known Use of scribe

1782


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Definition of scribe

scribed

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scribing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark a line on by cutting or scratching with a pointed instrument

  3. 2 :  to make by cutting or scratching

Origin and Etymology of scribe

probably short for describe


First Known Use: 1678

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noun

Definition of scribe

  1. :  scriber

1812

First Known Use of scribe

1812

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Scribe

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biographical name \skrēb\

Definition of Scribe

  1. (Augustin-) Eugène 1791–1861 French dramatist


SCRIBE Defined for Kids

scribe

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noun \ˈskrīb\

Definition of scribe for Students

  1. :  a person who copies writing (as in a book)



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