[ skript ]
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  1. the letters or characters used in writing by hand; handwriting, especially cursive writing.

  2. a manuscript or document.

  1. the text of a manuscript or document.

  2. the manuscript or one of various copies of the written text of a play, motion picture, or radio or television broadcast.

  3. any system of writing.

  4. Printing. a type imitating handwriting.: Compare cursive.

  5. Digital Technology. an executable section of code that automates a task: You will have to run the script to install the program on your computer.

verb (used with object)
  1. to write a script for: The movie was scripted by a famous author.

  2. to plan or devise; make arrangements for: The week-long festivities were scripted by a team of experts.

  1. Digital Technology. to write an executable section of code for (a program) in order to automate a task: You can script a program that will scan your files.

verb (used without object)
  1. Digital Technology. to write an executable section of code that automates a task:Most programmers script in more than one programming language.

Origin of script

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English (noun), from Latin scriptum, noun use of neuter past participle of scrībere “to write”; replacing Middle English scrit, from Old French escrit, from Latin, as above; (verb) first recorded in 1930–35; from the noun.

Other words from script

  • scripter, noun
  • un·der·script, noun

Words that may be confused with script

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Other definitions for Script. (2 of 2)


  1. Scriptural.

  2. Scripture. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use script in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for script


/ (skrɪpt) /

  1. handwriting as distinguished from print, esp cursive writing

  2. the letters, characters, or figures used in writing by hand

  1. any system or style of writing

  2. written copy for the use of performers in films and plays

  3. law

    • an original or principal document

    • (esp in England) a will or codicil or the draft for one

  4. any of various typefaces that imitate handwriting

  5. computing a series of instructions that is executed by a computer program

  6. an answer paper in an examination

  7. another word for scrip 3

  1. (tr) to write a script for

Origin of script

C14: from Latin scriptum something written, from scrībere to write

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