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.
Scribe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scribed p. pr. & vb. n. Scribing.]
1. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
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 scribes, 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.
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.
n 1: French playwright (1791-1861) [syn: Augustin Eugene Scribe]
2: informal terms for journalists [syn: scribbler, penman]
3: someone employed to make written copies of documents and
manuscripts [syn: copyist, scrivener]
4: a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
[syn: scriber, scratch awl]
v : score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in