Word of the Week

This week, thanks to Merriam-Webster, our Word of the Week is:



 noun (1)

\ ˈskrīb  \

Definition of scribe

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1a member of a learned class in ancient Israel through New Testament times studying the Scriptures and serving as copyists, editors, teachers, and jurists
2aan official or public secretary or clerk
ba copier of manuscripts


 verb (1)


Definition of scribe (Entry 2 of 5)

intransitive verb

to work as a scribe WRITE


 verb (2)


Definition of scribe (Entry 3 of 5)

transitive verb

1to mark a line on by cutting or scratching with a pointed instrument
2to make by cutting or scratching


 noun (2)

Definition of scribe (Entry 4 of 5)


 biographical name

\ ˈskrēb  \

Definition of Scribe (Entry 5 of 5)

(Augustin-) Eugène 1791–1861 French dramatist

First Known Use of scribe

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1651, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1812, in the meaning defined above

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