Meaning of scribe


Pronunciation: (skrīb), [key]
— n., v., scribed, scrib•ing.
  1. a person who serves as a professional copyist, esp. one who made copies of manuscripts before the invention of printing.
  2. a public clerk or writer, usually one having official status.
  3. Also calledone of the group of Palestinian scholars and teachers of Jewish law and tradition, active from the 5th century b.c.to the 1st century a.d.,who transcribed, edited, and interpreted the Bible.
  4. a writer or author, esp. a journalist.
  1. to act as a scribe; write.
  1. to write down.


Pronunciation: (skrīb), [key]
— v., n. scribed, scrib•ing,
  1. to mark or score (wood or the like) with a pointed instrument as a guide to cutting or assembling.
  1. scriber.


Pronunciation: (skrēb), [key]
  1. 1791–1861, French dramatist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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