• IPA: /skɹaɪb/

scribe (plural scribes)

  1. Someone who writes; a draughtsperson; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis, secretary, notary or copyist.
    1. A person who writes books or documents by hand as a profession.Scribe
  2. (archaic) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
  3. A very sharp, steel drawing implement used in engraving and etching, a scriber.
  4. (in particular) A journalist.
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  • German: Reißnadel
  • Russian: чертилки
  • Spanish: punta de trazar

scribe (scribes, present participle scribing; past and past participle scribed)

  1. To write.
  2. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
  3. To record.
  4. To write or draw with a scribe.
  5. (carpentry) 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 moulding, etc.; so called because the workman marks, or scribes, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts.
  6. To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
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