Definition of Scene in English :

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Scene meaning in English

Meaning of Scene in English

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see synonyms of scene


1. scene

the place where some action occurs

Example Sentences:
'the police returned to the scene of the crime'

2. scene

an incident (real or imaginary)

Example Sentences:
'their parting was a sad scene'

3. aspect, panorama, prospect, scene, view, vista

the visual percept of a region

Example Sentences:
'the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views'

4. scene, shot

a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

5. picture, scene

a situation treated as an observable object

Example Sentences:
'the political picture is favorable'
'the religious scene in England has changed in the last century'

6. scene

a subdivision of an act of a play

Example Sentences:
'the first act has three scenes'

7. conniption, fit, scene, tantrum

a display of bad temper

Example Sentences:
'he had a fit'
'she threw a tantrum'
'he made a scene'

8. scene, view

graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept

Example Sentences:
'he painted scenes from everyday life'
'figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment'

9. scene, setting

the context and environment in which something is set

Example Sentences:
'the perfect setting for a ghost story'

10. scene, scenery

the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale

Example Sentences:
'they worked all night painting the scenery'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of scene
the place where an action or event, real or imaginary, occurs
the setting for the action of a play, novel, etc
an incident or situation, real or imaginary, esp as described or represented
a subdivision of an act of a play, in which the time is continuous and the setting fixed
a single event, esp a significant one, in a play
5. cinema
a shot or series of shots that constitutes a unit of the action
the backcloths, stage setting, etc, for a play or film set; scenery
the prospect of a place, landscape, etc
a display of emotion, esp an embarrassing one to the onlookers
9. informal
the environment for a specific activity
the fashion scene
10. informal
interest or chosen occupation
classical music is not my scene
11. rare
the stage, esp of a theatre in ancient Greece or Rome
12.  behind the scenes

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see synonyms of scene
in ancient Greece or Rome, a theater stage
the place in which any event, real or imagined, occurs
the scene of a battle
the setting or locale of the action of a play, opera, story, etc.
the scene of Hamlet is Denmark
a division of a play, usually part of an act, in which conventionally the action is continuous and in a single place
a part of a play, film, story, etc. that constitutes a unit of development or action, as a passage between certain characters
b.  Cinema
a section of a film, usually made up of a number of shots, which is unified by time, setting, characters, etc.
scenery (sense 1)
a view of people or places; picture or spectacle
an awkward or embarrassing display of strong or excited feeling before others
to make a scene in court
an episode, situation, or event, real or imaginary, esp. as described or represented
10.  Informal
the locale or environment for a specified activity
the poetry scene

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of scene
1. Something seen by a viewer; a view or prospect.
2. The place where an action or event occurs: the scene of the crime.
3. The place in which the action of a play, movie, novel, or other narrative occurs; a setting.
a. A subdivision of an act in a dramatic presentation in which the setting is fixed and the time continuous.
b. A shot or series of shots in a movie constituting a unit of continuous related action.
5. A section of a narrative in which the action is depicted through detail and dialogue as if it is occurring in real time: The editor felt the story had too much summary and suggested that the author add more scenes.
a. The scenery and properties for a dramatic presentation.
b. A theater stage.
7. A real or fictitious episode, especially when described.
8. A public display of passion or temper: tried not to make a scene.
a. A sphere of activity: observers of the political scene.
b. Slang A situation or set of circumstances: a bad scene; a wild scene.

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