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(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 write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
(v. t.) To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
(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.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Scribe'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/s/scribe.html. 1828.