What does "Scribe" mean?


(n.) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people (n.) One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist (v. i.) To make a mark (v. t.) 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 scribe, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts (v. t.) To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron (v. t.) To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe

Synonyms scrivener, penman, copyist, scribbler

Word Family scribal, scribes