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
To her credit, the elusive scribe does an impressive job at covering her tracks.‘Bridgerton’ dropped several clues about Lady Whistledown’s identity. Did they add up? | Bethonie Butler | January 6, 2021 | Washington Post
The next step in the trend could be no human scribes at all.
The service typically costs physicians $12 to $25 an hour, and studies show scribe use is linked to less time on patient documentation, higher job satisfaction and seeing more patients—which can mean more revenue.
Remote scribes are patched into the exam room’s sound via a tablet or speaker, or through a video connection.
Some of her scribe colleagues also trained or aspired to become dentists or other health professionals, she said.
Fig. 48 is the end view of a kitchen table with drop leaf, showing the skirting board scribed to the solid side.Woodwork Joints | William Fairham
The divisions are scribed on the index-circle by a knife attached to a carriage over and parallel to the disc.The Romance of Modern Mechanism | Archibald Williams
The wooden part of the deck is made of 1/8-inch wood and scribed with a sharp knife to represent planking.Boys' Book of Model Boats | Raymond Francis Yates
Then the legs are closed to remove the caliper, and are reset to the scribed line.Measuring Tools | Unknown
The sill and middle rails are scribed and stub-tenoned to the posts.Rustic Carpentry | Paul N. Hasluck
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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