scene

[ seen ]
/ sin /

noun

Idioms

    behind the scenes, in secret or in private.
    make the scene, Slang. to appear in a particular place or engage in a particular activity: Let's make the scene downtown tonight. She was never one to make the drug scene.

Origin of scene

1530–40; < Latin scēna background (of the stage) < Greek skēnḗ booth (where actors dressed)

SYNONYMS FOR scene

2 See view.
3 episode.
4 demonstration, spectacle, show.

Related forms

in·ter·scene, noun

Can be confused

scene seen
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British Dictionary definitions for scene

scene

/ (siːn) /

noun

Word Origin for scene

C16: from Latin scēna theatrical stage, from Greek skēnē tent, stage
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Idioms and Phrases with scene

scene


see behind the scenes; make a scene; make the scene; on the scene; set the scene for.

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