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English noun: scene

1. scene (location) the place where some action occurs


SamplesThe police returned to the scene of the crime.


Broader (hypernym)area, country


Narrower (hyponym)dark, darkness, field of honor, light, locale, locus, shadow, stage, venue

2. scene (event) an incident (real or imaginary)


SamplesTheir parting was a sad scene.


Broader (hypernym)incident

3. scene (cognition) the visual percept of a region


SamplesThe most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views.


Synonymsaspect, panorama, prospect, view, vista


Broader (hypernym)visual image, visual percept


Narrower (hyponym)background, coast, exposure, foreground, glimpse, ground, middle distance, side view, tableau

4. scene (communication) a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film


Synonymsshot


Broader (hypernym)exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture


Narrower (hyponym)outtake


Part meronymfilm, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

5. scene (state) a situation treated as an observable object


SamplesThe political picture is favorable.
The religious scene in England has changed in the last century.


Synonymspicture


Broader (hypernym)situation, state of affairs

6. scene (communication) a subdivision of an act of a play


SamplesThe first act has three scenes.


Broader (hypernym)dramatic composition, dramatic work


Part meronymact

7. scene (state) a display of bad temper


SamplesHe had a fit.
She threw a tantrum.
He made a scene.


Synonymsconniption, fit, tantrum


Broader (hypernym)bad temper, ill temper

8. scene (artifact) graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept


SamplesHe painted scenes from everyday life.
Figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment.


Synonymsview


Broader (hypernym)graphic art


Part holonymcontent, depicted object, subject

9. scene (location) the context and environment in which something is set


SamplesThe perfect setting for a ghost story.


Synonymssetting


Broader (hypernym)environment, environs, surround, surroundings


Narrower (hyponym)scenario

10. scene (artifact) the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale


SamplesThey worked all night painting the scenery.


Synonymsscenery


Broader (hypernym)set, stage set


Narrower (hyponym)backcloth, backdrop, background, flat, masking, masking piece, set piece









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