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Definition of "scribe" [scribe]

  • A public clerk or secretary, especially in ancient times. (noun)
  • A professional copyist of manuscripts and documents. (noun)
  • A writer or journalist. (noun)
  • See scriber. (noun)
  • To mark with a scriber. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scribe" in a sentence
  • "Having served as one-third of the writing team for the immensely successful The Dark Knight, the scribe is already talking about future projects, namely his next directorial effort The Unborn, which is scheduled for 2009."
  • "Surely this toadstool masquerading as a scribe is aware THAT THIS BOOK HAS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN!"
  • "In the hands of a Sorkin scribe of the day, I imagine Gutenberg would only be a weirdo: We don't trust what he's doing to our world, we don't understand it, so we don't like him."