- IPA: /skɹaɪb/
scribe (plural scribes)
- Someone who writes; a draughtsperson; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis, secretary, notary
- A person who writes books or documents by hand as a profession.Scribe
- (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.
- A very sharp, steel drawing implement used in engraving and etching, a scriber.
- (in particular) A journalist.
- French: scribe
- German: Schreiber, Kopist
- Italian: scrivano, scriba, amanuense
- Portuguese: escriba, amanuense
- Russian: пи́сарь
- Spanish: escriba, amanuense, escribano
- German: Reißnadel
- Russian: чертилки
- Spanish: punta de trazar
scribe (scribes, present participle scribing; past and past participle scribed)
- To write.
- To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
- To record.
- To write or draw with a scribe.
- (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.
- To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
- Spanish: grabar