Definitions of scene

  1. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
  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 subdivision of an act of a play; " the first act has three scenes"
  6. an incident ( real or imaginary); " their parting was a sad scene"
  7. the context and environment in which something is set; " the perfect setting for a ghost story"
  8. the place where some action occurs; " the police returned to the scene of the crime"
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. ( 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.
  17. A stage; painted view; place of action or occurrence; spectacle; division of an act of a play.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.