scribe

A scribe is a term for someone employed to make written copies of documents. Before printing was invented, the busy scribes in a village would write copies of all the legal documents.

As a noun, scribe has several meanings. It's used as an informal term to refer to journalists. Scribe also refers to a sharply pointed tool used for marking wood or metal to be cut. As a verb, it means "to score a line on something with a pointed instrument." The master craftsmen instructed you to scribe a line on the piece of wood where he pointed, to mark the spot where he wanted it cut.

Primary Meanings of scribe

1.
n
someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
2.
nv
a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
Full Definitions of scribe
1

n someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts

Synonyms:
copyist, scrivener
Examples:
Ezra
a Jewish priest and scribe sent by the Persian king to restore Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem
Type of:
employee
a worker who is hired to perform a job

n informal terms for journalists

Synonyms:
penman, scribbler
Type of:
journalist
a writer for newspapers and magazines
2

n a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut

Synonyms:
scratch awl, scriber
Type of:
awl
a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes

v score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking

Type of:
mark, nock, score
make small marks into the surface of

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