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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 display of bad temper; " he had a fit"; " she threw a tantrum"; " he made a scene"
  3. a situation treated as an observable object; " the political picture is favorable"; " the religious scene in England has changed in the last century"
  4. 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"
  5. the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; " they worked all night painting the scenery"
  6. a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
  7. a subdivision of an act of a play; " the first act has three scenes"
  8. an incident ( real or imaginary); " their parting was a sad scene"
  9. the context and environment in which something is set; " the perfect setting for a ghost story"
  10. the place where some action occurs; " the police returned to the scene of the crime"
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
  16. 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.
  17. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
  18. 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.
  19. ( 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.
  20. A stage; painted view; place of action or occurrence; spectacle; division of an act of a play.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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Usage examples for scene

  1. And so it was in every scene, in every situation. – Oscar Wilde by Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  2. 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
  3. Not twelve feet away, Sundown gazed upon the scene with fear- wide eyes. – Sundown Slim by Henry Hubert Knibbs
  4. Yes you would- make a scene. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  5. Did she remember that terrible scene when mother struck her? – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  6. You have never seen anything so dreadful as that scene. – America's War for Humanity by Thomas Herbert Russell
  7. The scene between them was terrible. – Lucretia, Volume 6. by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. " I try to school myself against it, but with all my experience, a scene like this makes me sick at heart. – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  9. Suddenly the scene changed. – The Mystery of a Turkish Bath by E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita)
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Is Miss Morton able to go on with the scene? – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  13. When he came to himself the scene had changed. – Winning His Way by Charles Carleton Coffin
  14. The scene of the battle in those early hours was a great and terrible picture. – From Bapaume to Passchendaele, 1917 by Philip Gibbs
  15. Then there was that scene in the library at Wendover. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  16. Imagine that scene, M. Ricardo. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  17. A strange little scene- not English at all. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. " 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
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