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Definition of scribe:

  1. A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
  2. One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an offical or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
  3. 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.
  4. To make a mark.
  5. To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
  6. To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.


scriber, correspondent, reporter, copyist, transcriber, write, engross, penman, augustin eugene scribe, editor, remember, scratch awl, scrivener, scrawler, scribbler, indite, writer, inscribe, author, secretary.

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