scene


scene
scene
W2S2 [si:n] n
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1¦(play/film)¦
2¦(activities)¦
3¦(accident/crime)¦
4¦(view/picture)¦
5¦(event/situation)¦
6¦(argument)¦
7 not be your scene
8 behind the scenes
9 set the scene
10 be/come on the scene
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[Date: 1500-1600; : French; Origin: scène, from Latin scena, scaena 'stage, scene', from Greek skene 'tent, building against which a play is performed, stage']
1.) ¦(PLAY/FILM)¦
a) part of a play during which there is no change in time or place
Hamlet, Act 5 Scene 2
the opening scene
b) a single piece of action that happens in one place in a film, book etc
battle scenes
tender love scenes
The film contains some violent scenes.
colourful pictures depicting scenes from the Bible
2.) ¦(ACTIVITIES)¦ [singular]
a particular set of activities and the people who are involved in them
I'm not into the club scene (=going to night clubs) .
LA's music scene
the drug scene
a newcomer to the political scene
3.) ¦(ACCIDENT/CRIME)¦ [singular]
the place where an accident, crime etc happened
The police soon arrived at the scene of the crime .
at the scene
Investigators are now at the scene, searching for clues.
on the scene
Journalists were on the scene within minutes.
4.) ¦(VIEW/PICTURE)¦
a view of a place as you see it, or as it appears in a picture
He photographed a wide range of street scenes.
scene of
She returned home to find a scene of devastation.
5.) ¦(EVENT/SITUATION)¦
what is happening in a place, or what can be seen happening
scene of
There were scenes of rejoicing after the election.
bad scene AmE
'It's a bad scene here,' she said. 'Jamie is very sick.'
6.) ¦(ARGUMENT)¦
a loud angry argument, especially in a public place
There were angry scenes in parliament today.
I was mad, but I didn't want to make a scene .
7.) not be your scene informal
to not be the type of thing you like
Loud discos aren't really my scene.
8.) behind the scenes
secretly, while other things are happening publicly
Behind the scenes, both sides are working towards an agreement.
9.) set the scene
a) to provide the conditions in which an event can happen
set the scene for
The prison riots have set the scene for major reform.
b) to describe the situation before you begin to tell a story
A few words on the rules of English law will help to set the scene.
10.) be/come on the scene
to be or become involved in a situation, activity etc
By then, there was a boyfriend on the scene.
a change of scene atchange2 (3), steal the scene atsteal1 (4)

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  • scène — [ sɛn ] n. f. • 1595; « représentation théâtrale de l Antiquité » v. 1375; rare av. XVIIe; lat. scæna, gr. skênê « tente », à cause de la construction édifiée sur la scène des théâtres grecs I ♦ 1 ♦ Dans un théâtre, L emplacement où les acteurs… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • scene — [ sin ] noun count *** ▸ 1 part of play/book etc. ▸ 2 view ▸ 3 place where something happens ▸ 4 activity/interest ▸ 5 argument etc. in public ▸ 6 situation ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a part of a play, book, movie, etc. in which events happen in the same… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • scene — SCENE. s. f. La partie du theatre, où les acteurs representent devant le public. Dés que cet acteur paroist sur la scene. la scene estoit trop remplie d acteurs. Il se prend aussi quelquefois pour tout le theatre. La decoration de la scene. la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Scene — Scène  Pour les articles homophones, voir Cène et Seine. La scène en Théâtre Polonaise en …   Wikipédia en Français

  • scene — ► NOUN 1) the place where a real or fictional incident occurs or occurred. 2) a view or landscape as seen by a spectator. 3) an incident or representation of an incident of a specified nature: scenes of violence. 4) a sequence of continuous… …   English terms dictionary

  • Scene — 〈[ si:n] f.; ; unz.; umg.〉 = Szene [engl., „Szene“] * * * Scene [si:n ], die; , s <Pl. selten> [engl. scene < (m)frz. scène, ↑ Szene] (Jargon): 1. Örtlichkeit in einer Stadt, wo Verkäufer u. Käufer von ↑ …   Universal-Lexikon

  • scene — [sēn] n. [MFr scène < L scena, scaena < Gr skēnē, covered place, tent, stage < IE base * sk̑ai , to gleam softly > SHINE] 1. in ancient Greece or Rome, a theater stage 2. the place in which any event, real or imagined, occurs [the… …   English World dictionary

  • Scene — Scene, n. [L. scaena, scena, Gr. skhnh a covered place, a tent, a stage.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scene — (n.) 1530s, subdivision of an act of a play, also stage setting, from M.Fr. scène (14c.), from L. scaena, scena scene, stage, from Gk. skene scene, stage, originally tent or booth, related to skia shadow, shade, via notion of something that gives …   Etymology dictionary

  • scene — [n1] setting of a performance or event arena, backdrop, background, blackout, display, exhibition, flat, flats, landscape, locale, locality, location, mise en scène, outlook, pageant, picture, place, representation, scenery, seascape, set,… …   New thesaurus


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