• The location of an event that attracts attention.
  • the stage.
  • The decorations; furnishings and backgrounds of a stage, representing the place in which the action of a play is set
  • A part of a dramatic work that is set in the same place or time. In the theatre, generally a number of scenes constitute an act.
  • The location, time, circumstances, etc., in which something occurs, or in which the action of a story, play, or the like, is set up
  • A combination of objects or events in view or happening at a given moment at a particular place.
  • A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.
  • An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others, creating embarrassment or disruption; 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 an informal, vague group of people with a uniting interest; their sphere of activity; a subculture.


  • To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.


  • From Middle French scene, from Latin scaena, scēna, from Ancient Greek σκηνή ("scene, stage"). scena.

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