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SCRIPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does script mean? 

SCRIPT (noun)
  The noun SCRIPT has 3 senses:

1. a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
2. something written by hand
3. a particular orthography or writing system

  Familiarity information: SCRIPT used as a noun is uncommon.


SCRIPT (verb)
  The verb SCRIPT has 1 sense:

1. write a script for

  Familiarity information: SCRIPT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCRIPT (noun)


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Meaning:

A written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

playscript; script; book

Hypernyms ("script" is a kind of...):

dramatic composition; dramatic work (a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "script"):

prompt copy; promptbook (the copy of the playscript used by the prompter)

continuity (a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot)

dialog; dialogue (the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction)

libretto (the words of an opera or musical play)

scenario (an outline or synopsis of a play (or, by extension, of a literary work))

screenplay (a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets)

shooting script (the final detailed script for making a movie or TV program)


Sense 2script [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something written by hand

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

handwriting; script; hand

Context examples:

she recognized his handwriting / his hand was illegible

Hypernyms ("script" is a kind of...):

writing (letters or symbols written or imprinted on a surface to represent the sounds or words of a language)

Domain category:

handwriting (the activity of writing by hand)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "script"):

cacography; scratch; scrawl; scribble (poor handwriting)

calligraphy; chirography; penmanship (beautiful handwriting)

cursive; cursive script; longhand; running hand (rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper)

shorthand; stenography; tachygraphy (a method of writing rapidly)


Sense 3script [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A particular orthography or writing system

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("script" is a kind of...):

orthography; writing system (a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "script"):

Aramaic; Aramaic script (an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language; many other scripts were subsequently derived from it)

alphabet (a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language)

syllabary; syllabic script (a writing system whose characters represent syllables)

cuneiform (an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia)

uncial (a style of orthography characterized by somewhat rounded capital letters; found especially in Greek and Latin manuscripts of the 4th to 8th centuries)

Uighur; Uigur; Uygur (the script (derived from Aramaic) used to write the Uighur language)

Pahlavi (the script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write the Pahlavi language)

Devanagari; Devanagari script; Nagari; Nagari script (a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi)

Brahmi (a script (probably adapted from the Aramaic about the 7th century BC) from which later Indian scripts developed)

Avestan (the script in which the ancient Persian language of the Avesta is written)


SCRIPT (verb)


Sense 1script [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write a script for

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Context example:

The playwright scripted the movie

Hypernyms (to "script" is one way to...):

compose; indite; pen; write (produce a literary work)

Domain category:

authorship; composition; penning; writing (the act of creating written works)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue script the movie


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