Scribe (skrīb), 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
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.
Scribe, v. i. To make a
With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers
scribe around the edge of the templet. A. M.
Scribe (skrīb), v. t.
[imp. & p. p. Scribed (skrībd);
p. pr. & vb. n. Scribing.] 1.
To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
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
3. To score or mark with compasses or a
Scribing iron, an iron-pointed instrument for
scribing, or marking, casks and logs.