Definition of Script

1. Noun. A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance.

Exact synonyms: Book, Playscript
Generic synonyms: Dramatic Composition, Dramatic Work
Specialized synonyms: Prompt Copy, Promptbook, Continuity, Dialog, Dialogue, Libretto, Scenario, Screenplay, Shooting Script
Derivative terms: Booklet



2. Verb. Write a script for. "Sam and Sue script the movie "; "The playwright scripted the movie"
Category relationships: Authorship, Composition, Penning, Writing
Generic synonyms: Compose, Indite, Pen, Write

3. Noun. Something written by hand. "His hand was illegible"
Exact synonyms: Hand, Handwriting
Category relationships: Handwriting
Specialized synonyms: Shorthand, Stenography, Tachygraphy, Cursive, Cursive Script, Longhand, Running Hand, Calligraphy, Chirography, Penmanship, Cacography, Scratch, Scrawl, Scribble
Generic synonyms: Writing
Derivative terms: Handwrite, Scriptural

4. Noun. A particular orthography or writing system.

Definition of Script

1. n. A writing; a written document.

Definition of Script

1. Noun. (obsolete) A writing; a written document. ¹

2. Noun. Written characters; style of writing. ¹

3. Noun. (typography) Type made in imitation of handwriting. ¹

4. Noun. (legal) An original instrument or document. ¹

5. Noun. The written document containing the dialogue and action for a drama; the text of a stage play, movie, or other performance. Especially, the final form used for the performance itself. ¹

6. Noun. (computing) A file containing a list of user commands, allowing them to be invoked once to execute in sequence. ¹

7. Noun. (linguistics) A system of writing adapted to a particular language or set of languages. ¹

8. Noun. An abbreviation for a prescription. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) to make or write a script ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Script

1. to prepare a written text for, as a play or motion picture [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Script

scrimshanks
scrimshaw
scrimshawed
scrimshawing
scrimshaws
scrimure
scrimures
scrimy
scrine
scrines
scripophilies
scripophily
scrippage
scrips
script (current term)
script editor
script editors
script kiddie
script kiddies
script kiddy
script monkey
script monkeys
script supervisor
script supervisors
scriptability
scriptable
scripted
scripter
scripters

Literary usage of Script

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1909)
"Pertz in MGH, script., iii. (1839) 723-781; R. Baxmann, Dit Politik der Papste, ii. 147-159, Elberfeld, 1869; J. Langen, Geschichte der römischen Kirche, ..."

2. Public School Methods (1916)
"As soon as he has gained a little control of his hand, the child may be required to copy in script, once a day, new words from his reading lesson, ..."

3. Public School Methods (1921)
"As soon as he has gained a little control of his hand, the child may be required to copy in script, once a day, new words from his reading lesson, ..."

4. The Cambridge Medieval History by John Bagnell Bury, James Pounder Whitney (1913)
"All may be found in the MGH (script, i-iv, xm, xx), though important ... 480), now best edited in MGH (script, xv, p. 1, and with facsimile of a part. ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"About the same time the Friars established themselves in Armenia and in Georgia ("Bull. Ord. Praed.", I, 108, "script. OP", I, 122; H. de Romanis, "Opera". ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... Maronites and Saracens (script. Ord. Pried., I, 104). About the same time the Friars established themselves in Armenia and in Georgia ("Bull. ..."

7. Writing the Photoplay by Joseph Berg Esenwein, Arthur Leeds (1913)
"CHAPTER VI POINTS ON THE PREPARATION OF THE script Any successful ... the proper preparation of the photoplay script has almost as much to do with its being ..."

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