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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scribe \Scribe\, verb (used without an object) 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scribe \Scribe\ (skr[imac]b), noun [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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scribe \Scribe\ (skr[imac]b), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Scribed} (skr[imac]bd); 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 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Scribe

noun

1: French playwright (1791-1861) [syn: {Scribe}, {Augustin Eugene Scribe}]

2: informal terms for journalists [syn: {scribe}, {scribbler}, {penman}]

3: someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts [syn: {copyist}, {scribe}, {scrivener}]

4: a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut [syn: {scriber}, {scribe}, {scratch awl}]

verb

1: score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking


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