Scribe Scribe (skr[imac]b), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scribed} (skr[imac]bd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scribing}.] 1. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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 cuts. [1913 Webster]

3. To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron. [1913 Webster]

{Scribing iron}, an iron-pointed instrument for scribing, or marking, casks and logs. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • scribed — skraɪb n. copyist, copier of manuscripts; public clerk; author, writer; Jewish scholar who transcribed edited and interpreted Biblical scrolls (Judaism) v. write down, record, inscribe; mark by cutting or scratching; work as a scribe …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • scribed line — raižymo linija statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. score line; scribed line vok. Ritze, f; Ritzgraben, m; Ritzlinie, f rus. линия скрайбирования, f pranc. ligne de grattage, f; rayure, f …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • scribed wafer — suraižytoji plokštelė statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. scored slice; scribed wafer vok. geritzter Wafer, m rus. скрайбированная пластина, f pranc. tranche rayée, f …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • Scribed original — Гравированный оригинал …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Scribed sheet — Гравированный оригинал …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Scribed surface — (на)гравированнаянагравированная¦гравированная поверхность …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • un|de|scribed — «UHN dih SKRYBD», adjective. not described; not depicted, defined, or delineated: »an undescribed species …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|in|scribed — «UHN ihn SKRYBD», adjective. not inscribed; having no inscription …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|pre|scribed — «UHN prih SKRYBD», adjective. not prescred; not authoritatively laid down; not appointed …   Useful english dictionary

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