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[ skript ]


  1. the letters or characters used in writing by hand; handwriting, especially cursive writing.
  2. a manuscript or document.
  3. the text of a manuscript or document.
  4. the manuscript or one of various copies of the written text of a play, motion picture, or radio or television broadcast.
  5. any system of writing.
  6. Printing. a type imitating handwriting. Compare cursive.
  7. 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.

  3. 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.



abbreviation for

  1. Scriptural.
  2. Scripture.


/ skrɪpt /


  1. handwriting as distinguished from print, esp cursive writing
  2. the letters, characters, or figures used in writing by hand
  3. any system or style of writing
  4. written copy for the use of performers in films and plays
  5. law
    1. an original or principal document
    2. (esp in England) a will or codicil or the draft for one
  6. any of various typefaces that imitate handwriting
  7. computing a series of instructions that is executed by a computer program
  8. an answer paper in an examination
  9. another word for scrip 3


  1. tr to write a script for

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Other Words From

  • scripter noun
  • under·script noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of script1

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.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of script1

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

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Example Sentences

In campaign season, they start putting the lies in the scripts.

From Vox

If that script plays out, they’ll do much better than our 17% over the next year and a half.

From Fortune

The other group made necklaces with the same materials, but no script.

Once the graduate student agreed to collaborate, Porr wrote a small script for him to run.

The updated creative features shots of contactless delivery, social distancing and toned down scripts.

From Digiday

In the next breath, however, he is decrying the press misinterpretation of his Diana script.

The truth is that Judd is really just picking an arbitrary number since there is no script.

They mention that a former cia agent and someone who used to work for Hilary [sic] Clinton looked at the script.

Then, a couple of years later, I learned that Scott [Alexander] and Larry [Karaszewski] had written a script.

Is this script the unproduced Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian that was circulating some time ago?

My amanuensis deserts me—I should have said you, for yours is the loss, my script having lost all bond with humanity.

We now come to the most startling consideration of all, namely, that there are two varieties of insular script in the book.

It is loose, pointed, flowing, with few abbreviations or ligatures specially characteristic of Irish script.

It was ornamented with a series of bands in high relief, bands bearing the color script of the aliens.

Presently, these ended and the characters seemed to be in ancient script, which, gradually grew more modern.





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