Definition of Scene

1. Noun. The place where some action occurs. "The police returned to the scene of the crime"

Generic synonyms: Area, Country
Specialized synonyms: Light, Dark, Darkness, Shadow, Field Of Honor, Stage, Locale, Locus, Venue



2. Noun. An incident (real or imaginary). "Their parting was a sad scene"
Generic synonyms: Incident

3. Noun. The visual percept of a region. "The most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
Exact synonyms: Aspect, Panorama, Prospect, View, Vista
Generic synonyms: Visual Image, Visual Percept
Specialized synonyms: Background, Ground, Coast, Exposure, Foreground, Glimpse, Middle Distance, Side View, Tableau
Derivative terms: Panoramic, Scenic, View

4. Noun. A consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film.
Exact synonyms: Shot
Generic synonyms: Exposure, Photo, Photograph, Pic, Picture
Group relationships: Film, Flick, Motion Picture, Motion-picture Show, Movie, Moving Picture, Moving-picture Show, Pic, Picture, Picture Show
Specialized synonyms: Outtake

5. Noun. A situation treated as an observable object. "The religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
Exact synonyms: Picture
Generic synonyms: Situation, State Of Affairs

6. Noun. A subdivision of an act of a play. "The first act has three scenes"
Generic synonyms: Dramatic Composition, Dramatic Work
Group relationships: Act

7. Noun. A display of bad temper. "He made a scene"
Exact synonyms: Conniption, Fit, Tantrum
Generic synonyms: Bad Temper, Ill Temper

8. Noun. Graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept. "Figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"
Exact synonyms: View
Generic synonyms: Graphic Art
Terms within: Content, Depicted Object, Subject

9. Noun. The context and environment in which something is set. "The perfect setting for a ghost story"
Exact synonyms: Setting
Generic synonyms: Environment, Environs, Surround, Surroundings
Specialized synonyms: Scenario

10. Noun. The painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale. "They worked all night painting the scenery"
Exact synonyms: Scenery
Specialized synonyms: Backcloth, Backdrop, Background, Flat, Masking, Masking Piece, Set Piece
Generic synonyms: Set, Stage Set

Definition of Scene

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.

Definition of Scene

1. Noun. The location of an event that attracts attention. ¹

2. Noun. (theater) 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. ¹

3. Noun. 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. ¹

4. Noun. 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. ¹

5. Noun. 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. ¹

6. Noun. 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. ¹

7. Noun. A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery. ¹

8. Noun. An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artificial or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display. ¹

9. Noun. An element of fiction writing. ¹

10. Noun. A social environment consisting of a large informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity. ¹

11. Verb. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scene

1. the place where some action or event occurs [n -S]

Medical Definition of Scene

1. 1. 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. 2. 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. 3. 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. "My dismal scene I needs must act alone." (Shak) 4. 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 occurence, exhibition, or action. "In Troy, there lies the scene." "The world is a vast scene of strife." (J. M. Mason) 5. 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. "Through what new scenes and changes must we pass!" (Addison) 6. A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery. "A sylvan scene with various greens was drawn, Shades on the sides, and in the midst a lawn." (Dryden) 7. 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. "Probably no lover of scenes would have had very long to wait or some explosions between parties, both equally ready to take offense, and careless of giving it." (De Quincey) Behind the scenes, behind the scenery of a theater; out of the view of the audience, but in sight of the actors, machinery, etc.; hence, conversant with the hidden motives and agencies of what appears to public view. Origin: L. Scaena, scena, Gr. A covered place, a tent, a stage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scene

scelidate
scena
scenaria
scenaries
scenarii
scenario
scenarios
scenarist
scenarists
scenary
scenas
scend
scended
scending
scends
scene (current term)
scene-dock
scene-docks
scene-shifter
scene-shifters
scene-stealer
scene kid
scene of action
scene painter
scene safety
scened
sceneful
scenegraph
scenegraphs
sceneless

Literary usage of Scene

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1. Twelfth Night: Or, What You Will by William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson (1911)
"The scene discloses his love for Olivia (who is mourning for her brother) and her rejection of his suit, which are the basis of the main plot. ..."

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