- Script is defined as the written words of a play, movie or show, or a standard message to deliver on the phone or in person.
- An example of a script is the screenplay for the movie Chinatown.
- An example of a script is the greeting which is spoken when making phone calls for a call center.
- Script means handwriting, handwriting with connected letters or a printed typeface that is connected like handwriting.
- An example of script is calligraphy.
- An example of script is cursive writing.
An example of script.
- handwriting; written words, letters, or figures
- a style of handwriting; manner or method of forming letters or figures
- Printing a typeface that looks like handwriting, with the letters connected
- a written document; original manuscript
- the manuscript, or a copy of the text, of a stage, film, radio, or television show
Origin of scriptMiddle English ; from Middle French escript ; from Classical Latin scriptum ; from neuter of scriptus, past participle of scribere, to write: see scribe
- a. Handwriting.b. A style of writing with cursive characters.c. A particular system of writing: cuneiform script.
- Printing a. A style of type that imitates handwriting.b. The matter set in this type.
- a. The text of a play, broadcast, or movie.b. A copy of a text used by a director or performer.
- Law The original of a legal instrument, as opposed to a copy.
- Computers A simple program in a language that the computer must convert to machine language each time the program is run.
transitive verbscript·ed, script·ing, scripts
- To prepare (a text) for filming or broadcasting.
- To arrange, direct, or control (an event or a person) as if supplying a script: “the brilliant, charming, judicial moderate scripted by his White House fans” (Ellen Goodman).
- Computers To write (code) for a program.
Origin of scriptMiddle English skript, a piece of writing, alteration of scrite, from Old French escrit, from Latin scrīptum, from neuter past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
- Written characters; style of writing.
- (typography) Type made in imitation of handwriting.
- (countable, law) An original instrument or document.
- (countable) The written document containing the dialogue and action for a drama; the text of a stage play, movie, or other performance. Especially, the final form used for the performance itself.
- (computing) A file containing a list of user commands, allowing them to be invoked once to execute in sequence.
- (linguistics) A system of writing adapted to a particular language or set of languages.
- An abbreviation for a prescription.
(third-person singular simple present scripts, present participle scripting, simple past and past participle scripted)
- to make or write a script
script - Computer Definition
(1) A program written in a general-purpose programming language. Such languages are typically interpreted and less comprehensive than full-blown compiled languages. See scripting language and interpreter.
(2) A program written in a special-purpose language such as used in a communications program or word processor. Such languages are typically interpreted. See macro language, scripting language and interpreter.
(3) A typeface that looks like continuously flowing handwriting (not hand printing) or calligraphy.