a person who serves as a professional copyist, especially one who made copies of manuscripts before the invention of printing.
a public clerk or writer, usually one having official status.
to act as a scribe; write.
to write down.
- scribal, adjective
- un·scrib·al, adjective
Other definitions for scribe (2 of 3)
to mark or score (wood or the like) with a pointed instrument as a guide to cutting or assembling.
Other definitions for Scribe (3 of 3)
Au·gus·tin Eu·gène [oh-gys-tanœ-zhen], /oʊ güsˈtɛ̃ œˈʒɛn/, 1791–1861, French dramatist.
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How to use scribe in a sentence
“We built scribe specifically to do that, to build an engineering core focused exclusively on making the most advanced the very best therapeutic genome editing molecules that we could,” Oakes said.Scribe Therapeutics launches a platform for engineering CRISPR-based therapeutics | Darrell Etherington | October 6, 2020 | TechCrunch
These were supposed to simplify patient record-keeping, but instead they generated a need for scribes.
This year, as the pandemic led patients to shun clinics and hospitals, many scribes were laid off or furloughed.
Many have returned, but scribes are increasingly working online—even from the other side of the world.
When I was growing up as a kid playing Dungeons and Dragons, I didn’t dream about being the scribe.Why Is This Man Running for President? (Ep. 362 Update) | Stephen J. Dubner | December 19, 2019 | Freakonomics
George R.R. Martin, the beloved scribe behind the A Song of Ice and Fire series, seems fairly convinced that he is a feminist.The Abused Wives of Westeros: A Song of Feminism in ‘Game of Thrones’ | Amy Zimmerman | April 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If you were particularly interested in one topic, you would order your scribe to write down only the relevant items.
Doing research for a PhD project, he became a scribe of the tribe on their urban adventures.Urban Explorers Face Sewage, Rats, Vertigo, Claustrophobia and Cops | Josh Dzieza | October 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or perhaps the conversation reached a breaking point, said feminist scribe Naomi Wolf, because people are simply fed up.Daniel Tosh, ‘Two Broke Girls,’ and The Oatmeal: The Year of the Rape Joke | Tricia Romano | December 17, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The scribe for Sporting News befriended Ghawi after exchanging messages with her online, he told The Daily Beast.Colorado Shooting Victim Jessica Ghawi Left an Indelible Impression | Matthew DeLuca | July 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The wisdom of a scribe cometh by his time of leisure: and he that is less in action, shall receive wisdom.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
Even the scribe has seen this, and has altered were to ware, to give a rime to the eye.
The readings pleye, pley are evidently false; the scribe has omitted the stroke for n above the vowel.
The scribe easily turned yerde in into gardin, but ruined the sense by it.
Sometimes one of the refrains is actually omitted, but this may be the scribe's fault.
British Dictionary definitions for scribe (1 of 2)
a person who copies documents, esp a person who made handwritten copies before the invention of printing
a clerk or public copyist
Old Testament a recognized scholar and teacher of the Jewish Law
Judaism a man qualified to write certain documents in accordance with religious requirements
an author or journalist: used humorously
another name for scriber
to score a line on (a surface) with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
- scribal, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Scribe (2 of 2)
Augustin Eugène (oɡystɛ̃ øʒɛn). 1791–1861, French author or coauthor of over 350 vaudevilles, comedies, and libretti for light opera
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