Scribe

Definition of Scribe

Pronunciation: skrīb
n.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.
v. t.1.To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
[imp. & p. p. Scribed (skrībd); p. pr. & vb. n. Scribing.]
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.
v. i.1.To make a mark.
With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers scribe around the edge of the templet.
- A. M. Mayer.

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