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Definitions of scene

  1. the visual percept of a region; " the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views"
  2. a situation treated as an observable object; " the political picture is favorable"; " the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
  3. graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; " he painted scenes from everyday life"; " figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment"
  4. the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; " they worked all night painting the scenery"
  5. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  6. a subdivision of an act of a play; " the first act has three scenes"
  7. an incident ( real or imaginary); " their parting was a sad scene"
  8. the context and environment in which something is set; " the perfect setting for a ghost story"
  9. the place where some action occurs; " the police returned to the scene of the crime"
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
  15. 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.
  16. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
  17. The time, place, or circumstance in which anything occurs, either in real life or in literature; a division of a play; spectacle; exhibition; a landscape; display of feeling between two or more persons.
  18. ( orig.) The stage of a theatre on which the actors perform: a picture of the place of an action: a large painted view: place of action, occurrence, or exhibition: the part of a play acted without change of place: a series of events connected and exhibited: a number of objects presented to the view at once: spectacle: view: a display of strong feeling between two or more persons.
  19. A stage; painted view; place of action or occurrence; spectacle; division of an act of a play.
  20. A landscape; place and surroundings of an event; place represented on the stage; division of an act of a play; any striking exhibition or display, as of passion.
  21. A stage; the place where dramatic pieces and other shows are exhibited; the place in which anything is exhibited; a series of actions and events, or groups of objects exhibited; a spectacle; the division of an act; the picture of the place of action; any remarkable exhibition; an exhibition of passion.
  22. Many objects, forming one whole, displayed at one view; the place of action or occurrence; a part of a play; in a theatre, certain stage paintings, & c.; an exhibition of strong feeling between two or more persons.

Usage examples for scene

  1. And so it was in every scene, in every situation. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  2. The fire dies down, and darkness enwraps the scene. – The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes by Thomas Hardy
  3. Suddenly the scene changed. – The Mystery of a Turkish Bath by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
  4. Is Miss Morton able to go on with the scene? – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  5. It was not, in fact, until close to the time that Farley, Henkel and Page came on the scene. – Dave Darrin's First Year at Annapolis by H. Irving Hancock
  6. Imagine that scene, M. Ricardo. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  7. Not twelve feet away, Sundown gazed upon the scene with fear- wide eyes. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  8. Then there was that scene in the library at Wendover. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  9. " Kindness," said she, " is a strange word to use in connection with that scene, when I found myself forced to part with the only mother that I have known since my own mamma died." – The Living Link by James De Mille
  10. Do you think I'd have left you there alone to a trying death- bed scene, weak as you are? – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  11. Yes you would- make a scene. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  12. When he came to himself the scene had changed. – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
  13. Did she remember that terrible scene when mother struck her? – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  14. There were many boys in the room by whom that little scene was taken to heart before they slept. – Tom Brown's School Days by Thomas Hughes
  15. The scene between them was terrible. – Lucretia, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16. But as the train went on and on and much the same scene appeared on either hand he began to wonder when it would all end. – With Zola in England by Ernest Alfred Vizetelly
  17. You have never seen anything so dreadful as that scene. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  18. A strange little scene- not English at all. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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