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Definition of scene:

  1. A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
  2. 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.
  3. An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artifical or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.

Synonyms:

outlook, shot, conditions, stab, thought, action, discipline, candidate, cyclorama, story, photograph, burst, ball game, fireworks, deal, uproar, territory, jibe, area, fuss, decor, prospect, disturbance, quietly, guesswork, footing, posture, impression, locale, denouement, mount, face, arena, paroxysm, persuasion, snapshot, comic relief, a war of words, province, conflict, blowup, guessing, pic, moving-picture show, picture, viewpoint, shaft, medical prognosis, bailiwick, crack, expectation, photo, mental picture, exposure, shooter, event, purview, dispute, stroke, video, guess, snap, backdrop, tantrum, opinion, delineation, image, survey, word-painting, climate, fit, ikon, diorama, argument, characterisation, horizon, motion picture, facet, aspect, line, see, disagreement, act, hissy, set, exhibition, view, stage, setting, eyeshot, place setting, facial expression, circle, performing arts, backstory, commotion, perspective, look, fight, aside, injection, lookout, hissy fit, realm, whereabouts, subject, orbit, terrain, bag, world, sentiment, moving picture, pellet, center, gibe, secret, barb, context, scope, sight, convulsion, dig, blastoff, ad-lib, film, dead reckoning, icon, be, quarrel, motion-picture show, flick, contrivance, picture show, conniption, panorama, state of affairs, field, explosion, pictorial matter, chance, sphere, stage setting, department, display, deviously, shooting, background, misunderstanding, prognosis, venue, word picture, expression, scenery, content, base, controversy, huff, movie, specialty, confrontation, the credits, domain, southern Midland, mise en scene, vista, slam.

Usage examples:

  • Do I really remember the little scene?

    - "The Promised Land", Mary Antin.
  • And as I laughed too- for really it was most absurd- it was as good as a scene in a play.

    - "Love, The Fiddler", Lloyd Osbourne.
  • It was a great scene.

    - "The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The ", Grant Allen.