1 the place where some action occurs; "the police returned to the scene of the crime"
2 an incident (real or imaginary); "their parting was a sad scene"
3 the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views" [syn: view, aspect, prospect, vista, panorama]
4 a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film [syn: shot]
5 a situation treated as an observable object; "the political picture is favorable"; "the religious scene in England has changed in the last century" [syn: picture]
6 a subdivision of an act of a play; "the first act has three scenes"
7 a display of bad temper; "he had a fit"; "she threw a tantrum"; "he made a scene" [syn: fit, tantrum, conniption]
8 graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment" [syn: view]
9 the context and environment in which something is set; "the perfect setting for a ghost story" [syn: setting]
10 the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery" [syn: scenery]
- 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.
- 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.
- So much of a play as passes without change of locality or time, or important change of character; hence, a subdivision of an act; a separate portion of a play, subordinate to the act, but differently determined in different plays; as, an act of four scenes.
- 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.
- 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.
- A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
- An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artificial or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display.
- An element of fiction writing.
- A social environment consisting of a large informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity.
- Chinese: 景色 (jǐngsè)
- Czech: scéna
- Danish: scene, optrin (7)
- Dutch: scène
- Finnish: näyttämö, kohtaus (1-3), tapahtumapaikka (4)
- French: scène
- German: Szene
- Greek: σκηνή
- Hebrew: סצנה (stzena)
- Hungarian: szín, színhely, kép (1-3), jelenet (4), látvány (6)
- Ido: ceno
- Italian: scena
- Japanese: 現場 (げんば, genba)
- Korean: 장면 (jangmyeon)
- Malayalam: രംഗം (ramgam) (1)
- Portuguese: cena
- Russian: сцена (stséna)
- Serbian: pozorje , pozornica
- Spanish: escena
- Swedish: scen (1,2,7)
- To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.
- Plural of scena
EtymologyCommon Germanic *skaunaz
Scene may refer to:
- Scene (album), a noise album by Merzbow
- Scenes (album), a music album by Marty Friedman
- Scenes (band), Irish Jazz/Rock/Experimental Band
- The Scene (band), a Canadian rock band
- The Scene (UK band), 1970s British Mod Revival band
- The Scene, a song by Canadian band Big Sugar from their 1998 album Heated
- A name used by Japanese Punk guitarist Minoru Kojima
- Ocean Colour Scene, a rock band from Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Other arts and media
- Scene (fiction), an element of a larger fictional work such as a play
- Scene (film), a part of action in a single location in a TV or movie, comprised of a series of shots
- The Scene (Entourage), Entourage episode
- The Scene (miniseries), a miniseries about the film piracy and the warez scene
- Cleveland Scene, an alternative newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
- Scene, a bi-weekly entertainment magazine published for London, Ontario, Canada
- CBC News: The Scene, a Canadian entertainment news show on CBC, hosted by Jelena Adzic
scene in German: Szene (Theater)
scene in Persian: صحنه
scene in French: Scène
scene in Dutch: Scene
scene in Polish: Scena
scene in Portuguese: Cena
scene in Simple English: Scene
scene in Swedish: Scen (sekvens)
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