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Definition of scribe (Meaning of scribe)
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Scribe Scribe (skr[imac]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scribed}
	     (skr[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scribing}.]
	     1. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe. --Spenser.
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	     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.
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	     3. To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
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	     {Scribing iron}, an iron-pointed instrument for scribing, or
	        marking, casks and logs.
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	  Scribe Scribe, v. i.
	     To make a mark.
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	           With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers
	           scribe around the edge of the templet.   --A. M. Mayer.
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	  Scribe Scribe (skr[imac]b), n. [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.
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	     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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