- The definition of a scene is a place where something occurs or a setting in a story.
- An example of a scene is where a crime occurred.
- An example of a scene is the balcony episode in Romeo and Juliet.
Police investigate a crimc scene.
- in ancient Greece or Rome, a theater stage
- the place in which any event, real or imagined, occurs: the scene of a battle
- the setting or locale of the action of a play, opera, story, etc.: the scene of Hamlet is Denmark
- a division of a play, usually part of an act, in which conventionally the action is continuous and in a single place
- a part of a play, film, story, etc. that constitutes a unit of development or action, as a passage between certain characters
- Film a section of a film, usually made up of a number of shots, which is unified by time, setting, characters, etc.
- scenery (sense )
- a view of people or places; picture or spectacle
- an awkward or embarrassing display of strong or excited feeling before others: to make a scene in court
- an episode, situation, or event, real or imaginary, esp. as described or represented
- Informal the locale or environment for a specified activity: the poetry scene
Origin of sceneMiddle French scène ; from Classical Latin scena, scaena ; from Classical Greek skēnē, covered place, tent, stage ; from Indo-European base an unverified form sai-, to gleam softly from source shine
behind the scenes
- in private or in secrecy; not for public knowledge
make the scene☆ Slang
- to be present
- to participate, esp. in an effective or noticeable way
- Something seen by a viewer; a view or prospect.
- The place where an action or event occurs: the scene of the crime.
- The place in which the action of a play, movie, novel, or other narrative occurs; a setting.
- a. A subdivision of an act in a dramatic presentation in which the setting is fixed and the time continuous.b. A shot or series of shots in a movie constituting a unit of continuous related action.
- a. The scenery and properties for a dramatic presentation.b. A theater stage.
- A real or fictitious episode, especially when described.
- A public display of passion or temper: tried not to make a scene.
- a. A sphere of activity: observers of the political scene.b. Slang A situation or set of circumstances: a bad scene; a wild scene.
Origin of sceneFrench scène, stage, from Old French, from Latin scaena, from Greek skēnē, tent, stage (via Etruscan).
- The location of an event that attracts attention.
- the scene of the crime
- (theater) 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.
- They stood in the centre of the scene.
- 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 play is divided into three acts, and in total twenty-five scenes.
- The most moving scene is the final one, where he realizes he has wasted his whole life.
- There were some very erotic scenes in the movie, although it was not classified as pornography.
- 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.
- He assessed the scene to check for any danger, and agreed it was safe.
- 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.
- They saw an angry scene outside the pub.
- The crazy lady made a scene in the grocery store.
- An element of fiction writing.
- A social environment consisting of an informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity; a subculture.
- She got into the emo scene at an early age.
(third-person singular simple present scenes, present participle scening, simple past and past participle scened)
- To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.