verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of script
Related Words for scripterproducer, creator, writer, columnist, journalist, composer, poet, reporter, biographer, correspondent, author, critic, novelist, dramatist, editor, essayist, screenwriter, scenarist, librettist, tragedian
Examples from the Web for scripter
Historical Examples of scripter
And that was what made me bring forward that verse of scripter.Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 4.
Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
It's allus Scripter texes with 'em,—they aint got no 'riginality.The Treasure of Heaven
She says poppies are what are meant in the Scripter by the tares.The Palace Beautiful
L. T. Meade
Strikes me that's a good passidge o' Scripter fer a soldier to keep pasted in his hat.Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6)
Or they was words to that effect, fur that doctor was jest plumb full of Scripter quotations.Danny's Own Story
- an original or principal document
- (esp in England) a will or codicil or the draft for one
Word Origin for script
late 14c., "something written," earlier scrite (c.1300), from Old French escrit "piece of writing, written paper; credit note, IOU; deed, bond" (Modern French écrit) from Latin scriptum "a writing, book; law; line, mark," noun use of neuter past participle of scribere "to write," from PIE *skribh- "to cut, separate, sift" (cf. Greek skariphasthai "to scratch an outline, sketch," Lettish skripat "scratch, write," Old Norse hrifa "scratch"), from root *(s)ker- "cut, incise" (cf. Old English sceran "cut off, shear;" see shear (v.)) on the notion of carving marks in stone, wood, etc.
Meaning "handwriting" is recorded from 1860. Theatrical use, short for manuscript, is attested from 1884. The importance of Rome to the spread of civilization in Europe is attested by the fact that the word for "write" in Celtic and Germanic (as well as Romanic) languages derives from scribere (e.g. French écrire, Irish scriobhaim, Welsh ysgrifennu, German schreiben). The cognate Old English scrifan means "to allot, assign, decree" (see shrive; also cf. Old Norse skript "penance") and Modern English uses write (v.) to express this action.
"adapt (a work) for broadcasting or film," 1935, from script (n.). Related: Scripted; scripting.