script

[skript]
noun
1.
the letters or characters used in writing by hand; handwriting, especially cursive writing.
2.
a manuscript or document.
3.
the text of a manuscript or document.
4.
the manuscript or one of various copies of the written text of a play, motion picture, or radio or television broadcast.
5.
any system of writing.
6.
Printing. a type imitating handwriting. Compare cursive.
verb (used with object)
7.
to write a script for: The movie was scripted by a famous author.
8.
to plan or devise; make arrangements for: The week-long festivities were scripted by a team of experts.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English (noun) < Latin scrīptum, noun use of neuter past participle of scrībere to write; replacing Middle English scrit < Old French escrit < Latin, as above

scripter, noun
underscript, noun

scrip, script.
Dictionary.com Unabridged

Script.

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To script
Collins
World English Dictionary
scrip or script3 (skrɪp)
 
n
informal a medical prescription
 
[C20: short for prescription]
 
script or script3
 
n
 
[C20: short for prescription]

script (skrɪpt)
 
n
1.  handwriting as distinguished from print, esp cursive writing
2.  the letters, characters, or figures used in writing by hand
3.  any system or style of writing
4.  written copy for the use of performers in films and plays
5.  law
 a.  an original or principal document
 b.  (esp in England) a will or codicil or the draft for one
6.  any of various typefaces that imitate handwriting
7.  computing a series of instructions that is executed by a computer program
8.  an answer paper in an examination
9.  another word for scrip
 
vb
10.  (tr) to write a script for
 
[C14: from Latin scriptum something written, from scrībere to write]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

script
late 14c., "something written," from O.Fr. escrit (Fr. écrit) "a writing, written paper," from L. scriptum "a writing, book, law, line, mark," noun use of neut. pp. of scribere "to write," from PIE *skreibh- (cf. Gk. skariphasthai "to scratch an outline, sketch," Lett. skripat "scratch, write,"
O.N. hrifa "scratch"), from base *sker- "cut, incise" (cf. O.E. sceran "cut off, shear;" see shear) on the notion of carving marks in stone, wood, etc. Meaning "handwriting" is recorded from 1860. Theatrical use, short for manuscript, is attested from 1897. The importance of Rome to the spread of civilization in Europe is attested by the fact that the word for "write" in Romance, Celtic and Gmc. languages derives from scribere (e.g. Fr. écrire, Ir. scriobhaim, Welsh ysgrifennu, Ger. schreiben), but the cognate O.E. scrifan means "to allot, assign, decree" (see shrive; also cf. O.N. skript "penance") and Mod.Eng. uses write (q.v.) to express this action.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
FOLDOC
Computing Dictionary

SCRIPT definition


1. An early system on the IBM 702.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
2. A real-time language.
["A Communication Abstraction Mechanism and its Verification", N. Francez et al, Sci Comp Prog 6(1):35-88 (1986)].
(1994-12-01)

script definition

language
A program written in a scripting language, but see Ousterhout's dichotomy.
(1999-02-22)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
script.
  1. manuscript

  2. prescription

Script.
  1. Scriptural

  2. Scripture

The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Sometimes a star arrives with a story so bereft of surprise you could guess it while knowing only a bit of the script.
Rarely, however, does getting a movie script rejected involve an explosion.
Since the captioning is taken from the script's files, any alteration between
  script and shooting is lost.
If you really want to be creative, write the script for a tour guide to take
  people through the exhibit.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature