scene (plural scenes)
- The location of an event that attracts attention.
- the scene of the crime
(archaic, theater) the stage.
- They stood in the centre of the scene.
- (theatre) The decorations; furnishings and backgrounds of a stage, representing the place in which the action of a play is set
- to paint scenes
- to change the scenes
- behind the scenes
- (theatre) A part of a dramatic work that is set in the same place or time. In the theatre, generally a number of scenes constitute an act.
- The play is divided into three acts, and in total twenty-five scenes.
- The most moving scene is the final one, where he realizes he has wasted his whole life.
- There were some very erotic scenes in the movie, although it was not classified as pornography.
- The location, time, circumstances, etc., in which something occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is set up
- c. 1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Troylus and Cressida”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene prologue]:
- In Troy, there lies the scene.
- The world is a vast scene of strife.
- A combination of objects or events in view or happening at a given moment at a particular place.
- He assessed the scene to check for any danger, and agreed it was safe.
- They saw an angry scene outside the pub.
- 1713, Joseph Addison, Cato, published 1712, [Act 5, scene 1]:
- Through what new scenes and changes must we pass!
- A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
- A sylvan scene with various greens was drawn, / Shades on the sides, and in the midst a lawn.
- An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others, creating embarrassment or disruption; often, an artificial or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display
- The headmistress told the students not to cause a scene.
- The crazy lady made a scene in the grocery store.
- Probably no lover of scenes would have had very long to wait or some explosions between parties, both equally ready to take offence, and careless of giving it.
- An element of fiction writing.
- A social environment consisting of an informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity; a subculture.
- She got into the emo scene at an early age.
- French: scène
- Russian: сце́на
scene (scenes, present participle scening; past and past participle scened)
- (transitive) To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.