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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scene  \Scene\,  n.  [L.  scaena,  scena,  Gr  skhnh`  a  covered  place 
  a  tent,  a  stage.] 
  1.  The  structure  on  which  a  spectacle  or  play  is  exhibited; 
  the  part  of  a  theater  in  which  the  acting  is  done  with 
  its  adjuncts  and  decorations;  the  stage. 
  2.  The  decorations  and  fittings  of  a  stage,  representing  the 
  place  in  which  the  action  is  supposed  to  go  on  one  of  the 
  slides,  or  other  devices,  used  to  give  an  appearance  of 
  reality  to  the  action  of  a  play;  as  to  paint  scenes;  to 
  shift  the  scenes;  to  go  behind  the  scenes. 
  3.  So  much  of  a  play  as  passes  without  change  of  locality  or 
  time,  or  important  change  of  character;  hence  a 
  subdivision  of  an  act  a  separate  portion  of  a  play, 
  subordinate  to  the  act  but  differently  determined  in 
  different  plays;  as  an  act  of  four  scenes. 
  My  dismal  scene  I  needs  must  act  alone.  --Shak. 
  4.  The  place  time,  circumstance,  etc.,  in  which  anything 
  occurs,  or  in  which  the  action  of  a  story,  play,  or  the 
  like  is  laid;  surroundings  amid  which  anything  is  set 
  before  the  imagination;  place  of  occurrence,  exhibition, 
  or  action  ``In  Troy,  there  lies  the  scene.''  --Shak. 
  The  world  is  a  vast  scene  of  strife.  --J.  M.  Mason. 
  5.  An  assemblage  of  objects  presented  to  the  view  at  once;  a 
  series  of  actions  and  events  exhibited  in  their 
  connection;  a  spectacle;  a  show  an  exhibition;  a  view. 
  Through  what  new  scenes  and  changes  must  we  pass! 
  6.  A  landscape,  or  part  of  a  landscape;  scenery. 
  A  sylvan  scene  with  various  greens  was  drawn,  Shades 
  on  the  sides,  and  in  the  midst  a  lawn.  --Dryden. 
  7.  An  exhibition  of  passionate  or  strong  feeling  before 
  others  often  an  artifical  or  affected  action  or  course 
  of  action  done  for  effect;  a  theatrical  display. 
  Probably  no  lover  of  scenes  would  have  had  very  long 
  to  wait  for  some  explosions  between  parties,  both 
  equally  ready  to  take  offense,  and  careless  of 
  giving  it  --De  Quincey. 
  {Behind  the  scenes},  behind  the  scenery  of  a  theater;  out  of 
  the  view  of  the  audience,  but  in  sight  of  the  actors, 
  machinery,  etc.;  hence  conversant  with  the  hidden  motives 
  and  agencies  of  what  appears  to  public  view. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Scene  \Scene\,  v.  t. 
  To  exhibit  as  a  scene;  to  make  a  scene  of  to  display.  [Obs.] 
  --Abp.  Sancroft. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  place  where  some  action  occurs;  "the  police  returned  to 
  the  scene  of  the  crime" 
  2:  an  incident  (real  or  imaginary);  "their  parting  was  a  sad 
  3:  the  visual  percept  of  a  region;  "the  most  desirable  feature 
  of  the  park  are  the  beautiful  views"  [syn:  {view},  {aspect}, 
  {prospect},  {vista},  {panorama}] 
  4:  a  consecutive  series  of  pictures  that  constitutes  a  unit  of 
  action  in  a  film  [syn:  {shot}] 
  5:  a  situation  treated  as  an  observable  object;  "the  political 
  picture  is  favorable"  or  "the  religious  scene  in  England 
  has  changed  in  the  last  century"  [syn:  {picture}] 
  6:  a  subdivision  of  an  act  of  a  play;  "the  first  act  has  three 
  7:  a  display  of  bad  temper;  "he  had  a  fit";  "she  threw  a 
  tantrum";  "he  made  a  scene"  [syn:  {fit},  {tantrum}] 
  8:  the  graphic  or  photographic  representation  of  a  visual 
  percept;  "he  painted  scenes  from  everyday  life";  "figure  2 
  shows  photographic  and  schematic  views  of  the  equipment" 
  [syn:  {view}] 
  9:  the  context  and  environment  in  which  something  is  set:  "the 
  perfect  setting  for  a  ghost  story"  [syn:  {setting}] 
  10:  the  painted  structures  of  a  stage  set  that  are  intended  to 
  suggest  a  particular  locale;  "they  worked  all  night 
  painting  the  scenery"  [syn:  {scenery}] 

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