noun (1)
\ ˈskript How to pronounce script (audio) \

Definition of script

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1a : something written : text
b : an original or principal instrument or document
(2) : the written text of a stage play, screenplay, or broadcast specifically : the one used in production or performance
2a : a style of printed letters that resembles handwriting
b : written characters : handwriting
c : alphabet
3 : a plan of action


scripted; scripting; scripts

Definition of script (Entry 2 of 3)

transitive verb

1 : to prepare a script for or from
2 : to provide carefully considered details for (such as a plan of action) an event carefully scripted to attract attention


noun (2)

Definition of script (Entry 3 of 3)

Examples of script in a Sentence


I scripted three episodes of the show. The discussion couldn't have gone better if we had scripted it. The trip didn't go as scripted.
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First Known Use of script

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for script

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Latin scriptum thing written, from neuter of scriptus, past participle of scribere to write — more at scribe

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English Language Learners Definition of script

: to write the script for (a play, movie, television show, etc.)
: to plan how (something) will happen, be done, etc.


\ ˈskript How to pronounce script (audio) \

Kids Definition of script

1 : the written form of a play or movie or the lines to be said by a performer


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