- 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.
scene definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
scene definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: French scène, stage, from Old French, from Latin scaena, from Greek skēnē, tent, stage (via Etruscan).
scene - Phrases/Idioms
behind the scenes
- in private or in secrecy; not for public knowledge
make the sceneâ Slang
- to be present
- to participate, esp. in an effective or noticeable way
behind the scenes
- Out of public view; in secret.