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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scribe  \Scribe\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  mark. 
 
  With  the  separated  points  of  a  pair  of  spring  dividers 
  scribe  around  the  edge  of  the  templet.  --A.  M.  Mayer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scribe  \Scribe\  (skr[imac]b),  n.  [L.  scriba,  fr  scribere  to 
  write;  cf  Gr  ska`rifos  a  splinter,  pencil,  style  (for 
  writing),  E.  scarify.  Cf  {Ascribe},  {Describe},  {Script}, 
  {Scrivener},  {Scrutoire}.] 
  1.  One  who  writes;  a  draughtsman;  a  writer  for  another; 
  especially,  an  offical  or  public  writer;  an  amanuensis  or 
  secretary;  a  notary;  a  copyist. 
 
  2.  (Jewish  Hist.)  A  writer  and  doctor  of  the  law;  one  skilled 
  in  the  law  and  traditions;  one  who  read  and  explained  the 
  law  to  the  people. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Scribe  \Scribe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Scribed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Scribing}.] 
  1.  To  write,  engrave,  or  mark  upon  to  inscribe.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  (Carp.)  To  cut  anything  in  such  a  way  as  to  fit  closely 
  to  a  somewhat  irregular  surface,  as  a  baseboard  to  a  floor 
  which  is  out  of  level,  a  board  to  the  curves  of  a  molding, 
  or  the  like  --  so  called  because  the  workman  marks,  or 
  scribe,  with  the  compasses  the  line  that  he  afterwards 
  cuts. 
 
  3.  To  score  or  mark  with  compasses  or  a  scribing  iron. 
 
  {Scribing  iron},  an  iron-pointed  instrument  for  scribing,  or 
  marking,  casks  and  logs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  scribe 
  n  1:  informal  terms  for  journalists  [syn:  {scribbler},  {penman}] 
  2:  someone  employed  to  make  written  copies  of  documents  and 
  manuscripts  [syn:  {copyist},  {scrivener}] 
  v  :  score  a  line  on  with  a  pointed  instrument,  as  in 
  metalworking 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Scribe 
 
  A  text-formatting  language  by  Brian  Reid. 
 
  (1994-12-01) 
 
 




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