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a crash site/scene (=place where a crash happens)
▪ The authorities closed off a five-mile area around the crash site.
a murder scene (=where a murder happened)
▪ His blood matched the blood found at the murder scene.
a scene of chaos
▪ I came home to a scene of chaos, with food and empty bottles everywhere.
arrive on the scene (=at the place where something has just happened)
▪ Two more police cars arrived on the scene.
burst onto the...scene
▪ The band burst onto the music scene in 1997.
idyllic setting/surroundings/scene etc
▪ If you want old-world tradition in an idyllic setting, this is the hotel for you.
nude scenes
▪ There are several nude scenes in the film.
the comedy circuit/scene (=all the people, places etc involved in providing comedy)
▪ She became a major star on the international comedy circuit.
the scene of an accident (=the place where it happened)
▪ Police were at the scene of the accident within minutes.
the scene of the crime (also the crime scene) (= the place where a crime has happened)
▪ Detectives were already at the scene of the crime.
ugly scenes
▪ There were ugly scenes as rival gangs started attacking each other.
unedifying spectacle/sight/scene etc
▪ the unedifying spectacle of players attacking the referee
▪ The final scene was a formal celebration and prayer fur a wife giving birth.
▪ The final death scene is superbly realized, conveying powerful drama with no posturing.
▪ During that final scene Knappertsbusch did not look at me once.
▪ She had learned her lines for her final scenes from her sick bed.
▪ After the final tragic scene he leaned back and closed his eyes.
▪ That would have made rather a stirring final scene for my Education?
▪ The 24-year-old central defender will miss a promotion run-in and a breakthrough on the international scene.
▪ Roxburgh is now a veteran on the international scene.
▪ As a creative and economic force in the international art scene, Cologne clearly has staying power.
▪ He failed, however, to get the rapturous reception he may have expected from his chief apologist on the international scene.
▪ Now he's retired from the International scene and competes in the Indoor game.
▪ We're looking much more towards an international scene.
▪ Become a part of your local scene and it may well disappear altogether, except when your activities arouse friendly interest.
▪ Also missing from the local scene is a Persian restaurant.
▪ Jessica swam in and out of the local scene, and would be noticed, if not recorded.
▪ Gamble, in particular, was a visionary who saw in his local scene the seeds of a Motown-like operation.
▪ The duo, who own Roscoff on the city centre's Golden Mile, are already celebrities on the local culinary scene.
▪ Silber is an impatient, some might say petulant, player on the local political scene.
▪ Does he accept that some people prefer to prepare for international emergencies and not necessarily be involved in the local scene?
▪ Under her leadership, our chapter also became a major player on the local political scene.
▪ The opening scenes of this fractious heist movie see him at his most acute.
▪ The opening scene is so shocking it will leave you gasping.
▪ In this way Shakespeare's central themes are revealed in his opening scene.
▪ The opening scene is a metaphor for the team's treacherous journey.
▪ The opening scene of From the Mississippi Delta is both beguiling and assured.
▪ The opening scene has no less than three of Richard's ten soliloquies, which inform us at every stage of his dissimulation.
▪ The opening forest scene was an endless world of high trees, alluring and mysterious.
▪ Sir Robin and Judy Laybourne will be providing news and analysis of the region's political scene.
▪ Both Lo and the Lotus Fund are new on the political scene.
▪ As the Internet gathers pace, so too will its impact on the political scene.
▪ Silber is an impatient, some might say petulant, player on the local political scene.
▪ Kostunica had been on the political scene for years and had never attracted such support.
▪ The new power brokers on the political scene have not fared better either.
▪ The party political scene remains fluid, with parties merging and forming alliances in the run-up to the March 1991 general elections.
▪ Under her leadership, our chapter also became a major player on the local political scene.
▪ It was intended to cover the whole frenetic new scene and the people who were making it.
▪ I am not a bar pick-up kind of person, and I usually find the whole scene pretty cheesy.
▪ All the windows in the farmhouse had been shattered, the whole scene resembling something from the Blitz.
▪ It took me a long time to reconnect with my family, with my parents, just with the whole scene.
▪ Then suddenly the whole scene was illuminated as the runway lights were switched on.
▪ Goosedown Owen had trotted back to the stable and was eyeing the whole scene from the comfort of her stall.
▪ The whole scene is as lifeless as a huge painted canvas.
▪ Gradually this Zeus displaced the others, until he occupied the whole scene.
▪ How to convey the battle scene posed a problem.
▪ Lawrence were now making their way from Fort Monroe toward the battle scene.
▪ He and his co-stars describe how scary it was filming the battle scenes in their new movie.
▪ But be warned: The battle scenes are as fierce and brutal as the reality of bladed warfare.
▪ Life size models of the medieval lords, and a dramatic civil war battle scene, are just some of the attractions.
▪ The streets were busy but seemed far removed from the battle scene across the river.
▪ Growing in the most sinister manner, it is embedded in a battle scene taking place across the River Nile.
▪ Unfortunately, there was no solid proof of this beyond his own memory of the previous crime scenes.
▪ The Bruno Magli shoes linked to the crime scene are a particularly rare and pricey style.
▪ After the incident, police allegedly allowed hospital officials to clean up the crime scene, destroying any evidence.
▪ Of how evidence was moved at the crime scene.
▪ Investigators descend on the crime scene hunting for clues.
▪ Petrocelli acknowledged that the police had made some mistakes in processing the crime scene.
▪ But sitting through nearly 111 minutes of bloody crime scenes, test-tube shots and gruesome autopsy scenes is just unpleasant and boring.
▪ Petrocelli also produced 31 photos of Simpson wearing the same style Bruno Magli shoes that left bloody footprints at the crime scene.
▪ I had never had to do love scenes and neither had Kylie.
▪ Readers will not accept just a frivolous love scene thrown in.
▪ In a few more moments this love scene would have reached the point of no return.
▪ Her love scenes in this voyeuristic thriller are with the hot new actor Billy Baldwin.
▪ The love scenes between Fawcett and Boothe are straight out of a Harlequin novel, all romance and yearning and aching passion.
▪ The message is clear and concise and displays no verbosity that one would expect to find in more courtly love scenes.
▪ There were complaints from Lazenby that Diana Rigg was eating garlic before their big love scene.
▪ He never misses a murder scene.
▪ Here was an eyewitness account of Butch at the murder scene.
▪ She was about fifty miles from the murder scene.
▪ In presenting his case, Scull needs to tie Wooten to the murder scene.
▪ The Crown claim that Henry ferried the gunmen from the murder scene.
▪ The book lags in the middle, the pacing slowed by an overly long delay in getting to the murder scene.
▪ At first, they claimed that the only items missing from the murder scene were about £400 in cash and two car-tyre pumps.
▪ Dead animals placed at murder scenes.
▪ The idea that any music scene could exist here seems risible.
▪ They all have lively community music scenes.
▪ The live music scene remains amazingly diverse, encompassing all variations of rock, blues, roots and world music.
▪ Both emerged from fertile local music scenes and were led by strong, politically aware black leaders.
▪ The backlash is awaited with interest by everyone, even those with only a passing interest in the music scene.
▪ Not so quiet was a parallel revolution that was reshaping the music scene, with which Leonard had an ongoing affair.
▪ The latest new from classical music scene.
▪ Tom Cruise was first to speak out, his voice appearing over the first scenes of the crash site.
▪ Now rebel leaders appear on the scene and can be named.
▪ Gorbachev, appeared on the scene.
▪ However, I must tell you that another prospective tenant has appeared on the scene.
▪ Another important atheist to appear on the scene was the writer and publisher Richard Carlile.
▪ Paul appears on the scene within a year or so of the Crucifixion.
▪ These splendid and intricate bronze castings are enigmatic: they appear on the scene without apparent precursors and with no obvious descendants.
▪ I saw her arrive on the scene, I saw the fire die out.
▪ Reichert arrived at the scene to back up Kirby and Anderson.
▪ Until St Paul arrives on the scene, the general atmosphere is one of respectability.
▪ Neta had been at Kinner field for several months by the time Amelia arrived on the scene.
▪ But it had to have been before Tucker arrived on the scene.
▪ When an investigator arrives at the scene of an accident there is a single golden rule: secure the wreckage.
▪ No working-class party immediately burst on to the scene to dance on the floor of Parliament.
▪ He himself-like Michael Atherton and Ramprakash-#burst on to the scene early.
▪ Charles Dickens described the scene in Pickwick Papers.
▪ A manager in his early forties described a scene in which he screamed at one of his subordinates.
▪ The reporter from the Sussex Express, who described the novel scene, was impressed - and surprised.
▪ Medical personnel described a scene of horror, as the gymnasium was turned into a killing field.
▪ Sue was talking as they went, describing the scene, and Kathleen realised they were on air live again.
▪ It was positively breathtaking, is how Kiki later described the scene and the mood that preceded the vision of the truck.
▪ Let him describe the scene that met his eyes in his own words: Thursday 8 May.
▪ One wonders quite how Jennifer's Diary would have described these scenes.
▪ Its decision is therefore almost always to show restraint and to leave the scene as quietly as possible.
▪ One was left to imagine the scene being played out inside the commissariat and the events which had led up to this incident.
▪ The murder weapon, a Kalashnikov free of fingerprints, was left at the scene in a plastic bag.
▪ Westmore James left the scene, the knife was found abandoned in a toilet at Banbury Station.
▪ Doherty left after behind-the-scenes differences and off-the-set growing pains got out of hand.
▪ Their active presence was intended to cause the appellants to leave the scene.
▪ At the final moment, I turned and left the scene as fast as I could gallop.
▪ The groups play out their scene for themselves in small groups, but only for a couple of minutes.
▪ The field tape is played back scene by scene on machine one, and recorded on machine two in the desired sequence.
▪ Cecil had imported a tribe of Bedouins to the site to play the spectacular scenes.
▪ But as soon as he has played out this little scene in his mind, he begins to recoil from it.
▪ The three now play out the scene.
▪ Eventually he wouldn't play scenes with Yul Brynner.
▪ But I allowed them plenty of leeway in playing out a scene.
▪ When we did the rehearsal again and Steven got it right I asked myself, has he played this scene before?
▪ You set the scene, as it were, for your presentation and then proceed to follow the pattern laid down.
▪ I was thinking of setting a scene from my novel here.
▪ The facts Before turning to the precise terms of the statutory provisions I must set the scene by referring to the facts.
▪ The interpretation of Mannheim's project that von Schelting initiated set the scene for its incorporation into mainstream functionalist sociology.
▪ But three key findings have set the scene for subsequent debate on the system.
▪ Annan set the scene for the introduction of Channel 4.
▪ Let's first set the scene.
▪ Thus administered, the one-child policy has created enormous demographic stresses and set the scene for severe social problems.
▪ Myeloski nudged Duncan and signalled him to watch a scene farther on, just by a small playground.
▪ Miss Male and Heather were still watching the little scene at the head of the table.
▪ He saw himself as if he were standing apart from himself and watching the scene.
▪ Henry watched the scene with satisfaction.
▪ I was watching the scene from the kitchen end of the dining car, standing just behind Emil, Cathy and Oliver.
▪ And on housing estates all along the line, residents came out to watch the strange scene.
▪ So I just sat watching the passing scene until I caught the eye of a waiter and ordered some wine.
steal the show/limelight/scene
▪ However it was Neil Freeman who stole the show getting the better of all three Writtle players.
▪ It was only his second international but again out half Eric Elwood stole the show with a marvellous and mature performance.
▪ Kevin played to 50,000 at Glastonbury, stole the show at the Cambridge but somehow his name never quite stuck.
▪ Mr Bodison all but steals the show.
▪ Proud though he was of his wife, Charles could not help noticing she was stealing the limelight.
▪ Tailoring didn't steal the show, but jackets were there for women who can't imagine a wardrobe without them.
▪ When it came to grabbing the headlines, it was regularly the opposition that stole the show.
▪ Act V, Scene 2 of Hamlet
▪ I had to laugh at the absurdity of the scene.
▪ In the final scene, Harry tells Sabrina he loves her.
▪ On the wall were several framed floral scenes.
▪ Reporters described the horrific scenes which followed the bombing.
▪ She stared out the window at the lively street scene.
▪ the death scene
▪ The ghost appears in Act 2, Scene 1.
▪ The opening scene of the movie features the gangsters discussing their next heist.
▪ The sex scenes between Depardieu and Brochet are sensitively filmed.
▪ The village is a scene of devastation after the heavy rains.
▪ There are scenes of confusion here as refugees pour out of the city.
▪ But be warned: The battle scenes are as fierce and brutal as the reality of bladed warfare.
▪ I saw him again that evening and the same scene was repeated until he collapsed in complete exhaustion.
▪ She was down at the scene of the picket.
▪ The scene inside the lobby restaurant of the studio did nothing to make me less self-conscious.
▪ The Dunblane Primary School, the scene of the massacre, was closed until Monday.
▪ The interpretation of Mannheim's project that von Schelting initiated set the scene for its incorporation into mainstream functionalist sociology.
The Collaborative International 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

    My dismal scene I needs must act alone.

  4. 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. ``In Troy, there lies the scene.''

    The world is a vast scene of strife.
    --J. M. Mason.

  5. 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.

    Through what new scenes and changes must we pass!

  6. A landscape, or part of a landscape; scenery.

    A sylvan scene with various greens was drawn, Shades on the sides, and in the midst a lawn.

  7. An exhibition of passionate or strong feeling before others; often, an artifical or affected action, or course of action, done for effect; a theatrical display.

    Probably no lover of scenes would have had very long to wait for some explosions between parties, both equally ready to take offense, and careless of giving it.
    --De Quincey.

    Behind the scenes, behind the scenery of a theater; out of the view of the audience, but in sight of the actors, machinery, etc.; hence, conversant with the hidden motives and agencies of what appears to public view.


Scene \Scene\, v. t. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display. [Obs.]
--Abp. Sancroft.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1530s, "subdivision of an act of a play," also "stage-setting," from Middle French scène (14c.), from Latin scaena, scena "scene, stage of a theater," from Greek skene "wooden stage for actors," also "that which is represented on stage," originally "tent or booth," related to skia "shadow, shade," via notion of "something that gives shade," from PIE root *skai- "to shine, flicker, glimmer" (see shine (v.)).\n

\nMeaning "material apparatus of a theatrical stage" is from 1540s. Meaning "place in which the action of a literary work occurs" is attested from 1590s; general (non-literary) sense of "place where anything is done or takes place" is recorded from 1590s. Hence U.S. slang sense of "setting or milieu for a specific group or activity," attested from 1951 in Beat jargon. Meaning "stormy encounter between two or more persons" is attested from 1761. Behind the scenes "having knowledge of affairs not apparent to the public" (1660s) is an image from the theater, "amid actors and stage machinery" (out of sight of the audience). Scene of the crime (1923) first attested in Agatha Christie.


n. 1 The location of an event that attracts attention. 2 (context theater English) 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. 3 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. 4 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. vb. To exhibit as a scene; to make a scene of; to display.

  1. n. 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]


Scene (from Greek σκηνή skēnḗ) may refer to:

Scene (drama)

In drama, a scene is a unit of action, often a subdivision of an act.

Scene (album)

Scene is an album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. A limited edition version included Early Computer Works and a poster.

Scene (subculture)

The scene subculture is a contemporary subculture which has been common in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America from the mid 2000s until the early 2010s. People (most often in their teens to 20s) involved in this style are called "scene people," "scene kids," " trendies" or sometimes "scenesters" in the United States, " moshers," "chavmos," "chemos", or " alternateens" in the UK, "coloridos" in Latin America, and "shamate" in China.

Scene (filmmaking)

In filmmaking and video production, a scene is generally thought of as the action in a single location and continuous time. Due to the ability to edit recorded visual works, it is typically much shorter than a stage play scene. Because of their frequent appearance in films, some types of scenes have acquired names, such as love scene, sex scene, nude scene, dream scene, action scene, car chase scene, crash scene, etc. There is usually an opening scene and a closing scene.

A scene is a part of a film, as well as an act, a sequence (longer or shorter than a scene) and a setting (usually shorter than a scene). While the terms refer to a set sequence and continuity of observation, resulting from the handling of the camera or by the editor, the term scene refers to the continuity of the observed action - an association of time, place or characters. The term may refer to the division of the film from the screenplay, from the finished film, or it may only occur in the mind of the spectator who is trying to close on a logic of action. For example, parts of an action film at the same location, that play at different times can also consist of several scenes. Likewise, there can be parallel action scenes at different locations usually in separate scenes, except that they would be connected by media such as telephone, video, etc.

In contrast, the traditional movie script was divided into acts, but those categories are less frequently used in the digital technology. The scene is important for the unity of the action of the film, while a stage drama is typically divided into acts. The division of a movie into scenes is usually done in the script. Some action scenes need to be planned very carefully.

Scene (UK TV series)

Scene is a British television anthology drama/documentary series made by the BBC for teenagers. Featuring plays on topical issues as well as documentaries, sometimes of a controversial nature, and by leading contemporary playwrights, programs were originally broadcast to a school audience as part of the BBC Schools strand. Dramas from the series were also regularly broadcast for a wider adult audience. The series ran episodically from 1968 to 2002 and some of the dramas went on to receive critical acclaim, nominations and awards including five in 1996–97 and a Prix Jeunesse in 1998 under series producer Andy Rowley (see below).

Scene was originally conceived as a series of 30 minute dramas and documentaries suitable for showing to teenage schoolchildren as part of the English and Humanities curriculum. It was envisaged that the dramas shown would stimulate discussion in the classroom about various contemporary issues relevant to teenagers (such as race, drugs, sex, disability etc.). Critical reaction was positive with praise for the high production standards. Some of the actors featured in Scene went on to achieve varying degrees of mainstream success. e.g.: Jemima Rooper ( Junk, 1999), Sarah Jane Potts, Jack Deam, Lucy Davis (Alison, 1996), Adrian Lester (Teaching Matthew, 1993), Sean Maguire (A Man of Letters, 1994), Peter Howitt (Stone Cold).

Scene (perception)

In the field of perception, a scene is information that can flow from a physical environment into a perceptual system via sensory transduction. (For example, see Ruderman & Bialek 1994 or Geisler 2008.)

A perceptual system is designed to interpret scenes.

Examples of scenes include

  • Still images
  • Binocular still images
  • Moving images ( movies)
  • Binocular moving images (~ 3D movies)
  • Sounds of a local environment ( audio recordings)
  • Tactile properties of a local environment.

A natural scene is a scene that a perceptual system would typically encounter in a natural mode of operation. Therefore, a very relevant area of research is natural scene statistics.

Scene (loyalty program)

Scene (stylized as SCENE) is a loyalty program established in 2007 by Scotiabank and Cineplex Entertainment in Canada.

The main reward is a free movie ticket, starting at 1,000 points for a regular ticket. Over the years, the program has expanded to include a greater variety of rewards, including restaurants and sporting goods.

Usage examples of "scene".

But the fateful decisions secretly made, the intrigues, the treachery, the motives and the aberrations which led up to them, the parts played by the principal actors behind the scenes, the extent of the terror they exercised and their technique of organizing it - all this and much more remained largely hidden from us until the secret German papers turned up.

The scene I cannot describe--I should faint if I tried it, for there is madness in a room full of classified charnel things, with blood and lesser human debris almost ankle-deep on the slimy floor, and with hideous reptilian abnormalities sprouting, bubbling, and baking over a winking bluish-green spectre of dim flame in a far corner of black shadows.

I heard the sound of the scene of the crime squad arriving, and Aden and I both turned our heads instinctively toward the noise.

The good-looking woman in her late twenties was on the scene in an instant, apologizing to Hel and admonishing the child all at the same time.

How was it possible to endure such a scene going on in the presence of an innocent girl whom I adored, when I had to fight hard myself with my own burning desires so as not to abuse her innocence!

Her eyes swept the scene before her, adsorbed greedily its every detail, then rested on the orchard to the right.

On that inhospitable shore, Euripides, embellishing with exquisite art the tales of antiquity, has placed the scene of one of his most affecting tragedies.

Little monkeys, she muttered affectionately, recalling the scene which had been enacted in the driveway a short while before.

The mind of the Humpty-Dumpty was what one would imagine the mind of a dog to be: a simple, affectless reflection of the passing scene.

Below the boughs the road swept along the crest of the crag and thence curved inward, and one surveying the scene from the windows of a bungalow at no great distance could look straight beyond the point of the precipice and into the heart of the sunset, still aflare about the west.

Around us the afterwork social scene whirled in a montage of pastel neckties and white pantyhose and perfume and cologne and cocktails, and talk of StairMasters and group therapy and recent movies.

The scene was immediately acted with great success, and our hero cooped up in his cage, where he waited so long, that his desires began to subside, and his imagination to aggravate the danger of his situation.

He will think that in the scene with the Major-General I acted with lamentably little spirit, and that generally my friend Alastor would have proved infinitely more worthy of the situation.

There was an intimacy to the scene that made Alec halt, but before he could withdraw Feeya caught sight of him and broke into a broad, welcoming smile.

They heaved in a great, tangled mass, thrusting, licking, panting, writhing, biting, while a crowd gathered on the sidewalk beneath the building, gesturing upward toward the ludicrous alfresco scene.