- 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.
- 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.
- So much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays; as, an act of four scenes.
- 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.
- 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.
- A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
- An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artificial or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display.
- An element of fiction writing.
- A social environment consisting of a large informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity.
verb to scene
- Dutch: scène(nl)
- French: scène(fr)f
- German: Szene
- Spanish: escena(es)f
Etymology: From Med. French scène < scína, scena < Ancient Greek skene "scene, stage".
- To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
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