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Definitions of scene

  1. the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. graphic art consisting of 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a subdivision of an act of a play; "the first act has three scenes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. an incident (real or imaginary); "their parting was a sad scene" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the place where some action occurs; "the police returned to the scene of the crime" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The time, place, or circumstance in which anything occurs, either in real life or in literature; a division of a play; spectacle; exhibition; a landscape; display of feeling between two or more persons. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. (orig.) The stage of a theatre on which the actors perform: a picture of the place of an action: a large painted view: place of action, occurrence, or exhibition: the part of a play acted without change of place: a series of events connected and exhibited: a number of objects presented to the view at once: spectacle: view: a display of strong feeling between two or more persons. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. A stage; painted view; place of action or occurrence; spectacle; division of an act of a play. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. A landscape; place and surroundings of an event; place represented on the stage; division of an act of a play; any striking exhibition or display, as of passion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. A stage; the place where dramatic pieces and other shows are exhibited; the place in which anything is exhibited; a series of actions and events, or groups of objects exhibited; a spectacle; the division of an act; the picture of the place of action; any remarkable exhibition; an exhibition of passion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. Many objects, forming one whole, displayed at one view; the place of action or occurrence; a part of a play; in a theatre, certain stage paintings, &c.; an exhibition of strong feeling between two or more persons. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  25. s[=e]n, n. a picture of the place of an action: a large painted view: place of action, occurrence, or exhibition: the part of a play acted without change of place: (orig.) the stage of a theatre on which the actors perform: a series of landscape events connected and exhibited: a number of objects presented to the view at once: spectacle: view: any unseemly or ill-timed display of strong feeling between persons.--v.t. to exhibit: to display.--ns. SCENE'-DOCK, the space in a theatre adjoining the stage, where scenery is stored when not in use; SCENE'-MAN, one who manages the scenery in a theatre; SCENE'-PAINT'ER, one whose employment it is to paint scenery for theatres; SC[=E]'NERY, the painted representation on a stage: the appearance of anything presented to the eye: general aspect of a landscape; SCENE'-SHIFT'ER (same as SCENE-MAN).--adjs. SC[=E]'NIC, -AL, pertaining to scenery: dramatic: theatrical.--adv. SC[=E]'NICALLY.--adjs. SC[=E]NOGRAPH'IC, -AL, drawn in perspective.--adv. SC[=E]NOGRAPH'ICALLY.--n. SC[=E]NOG'RAPHY, the art of perspective: representation in perspective.--BEHIND THE SCENES, at the back of the visible stage; MAKE A SCENE, to make a noisy or otherwise unwelcome exhibition of feeling. [L. scena--Gr. sk[=e]n[=e], a covered place, a stage.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Stage of theatre (archaic; still in fig. use quit the s., esp.=die), place on which something is exhibited as on the stage (this world is a s. of strife); place in which events set forth in drama or tale are supposed to occur, locality of event, (the s. is laid in India; the s. of the disaster was the North Sea); portion of a play during which action is continuous or (esp. of French plays) in which no intermediate entries or exits occur, subdivision (or rarely the whole) of an act, (in the third s. of Act II; Act II. s. III. I. 220; the famous duel s.; carpenter-s.), (transf.) description with more or less abrupt beginning& end of an incident or part of person\'s life &c. (ss. of clerical life, from a gold-field, &c.), actual incident that might occasion such description (distressing ss. occurred), agitated colloquy esp. with display of temper (now don\'t make a s.); any of the pieces of painted canvas, woodwork, &c., used to help in representing s. of action on stage, or whole of these together (behind the ss., among the stage machinery or the actors off the stage, usu. fig. = having information not accessible to the public; carpenter-s.; ss. painted by —; set s., made up of many parts fitted together; drop-scene), (transf.) landscape or view spread before spectator like s. in theatre (a silvan, desolate, s.; a s. of destruction; change of s., variety of surroundings esp. secured by travel); s.-dock, space near stage where ss. are stored; s.-painter, -ting, of theatre ss.; s.-shifter, person helping to change ss. in theatre. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. n. [ Latin, Greek] The structure on which a spectacle or play is exhibited; stage;—one of the slides, hangings, or other devices used to give an appearance of reality to the action of a play;—a division or portion of a play subordinate to an act;- place, time, circumstances, &c., in which any thing is imagined to occur, or where the action of a story. play, poem, or the like, is laid;-an assemblage of objects presented to the view at once; spectacle; show; exhibition; view;- a dramatic or striking exhibition of passionate feeling; a pathetic interview or the like;-also, action, or course of action, done for effect. Cabinet Dictionary

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