scene


scene
/sin / (say seen)

noun
1. the place where any action occurs.
2. any view or picture.
3. an incident or situation in real life.
4. an exhibition or outbreak of excited or violent feeling before others.
5. a division of a play or of an act of a play, now commonly representing what passes between certain of the actors in one place.
6. a unit of dramatic action within a play, in which a single point or effect is made.
7. the place in which the action of a play or part of a play is supposed to occur.
8. scenery (def. 2).
9. an episode, situation, or the like, as described in writing.
10. the setting of a story or the like.
11. the stage, especially of an ancient Greek or Roman theatre.
12. any sphere or domain, especially that of contemporary culture: the pop scene.
13. Colloquial an area or sphere of interest or involvement: politics is her scene.
14. Colloquial a social environment: I had to leave that scene.
adjective
15. Colloquial (of a homosexual) partaking or involved in the public homosexual world (opposed to non-scene): a scene dyke; a scene queen.
phrase
16. a bad scene, Colloquial a situation which has a negative effect.
17. a good scene, Colloquial a situation which has a positive effect.
18. behind the scenes,
a. out of sight of the audience; offstage.
b. secretly; privately.
19. on the scene,
a. present: the first person on the scene was a police officer.
b. in fashion.
20. the scene,
a. the contemporary fashionable world.
b. Colloquial the world of homosexuals, where their sexual preference is openly displayed, as in gay bars, etc.
{Latin scēna, from Greek skēnē tent, stage}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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