the place where some action or event occurs:
He returned to the scene of the murder.
any view or picture.
an incident or situation in real life.
an embarrassing outbreak or display of anger, strong feeling, or bad manners:
Please don’t make a scene in such a public place.
a division of a play or of an act of a play, usually representing what passes between certain of the actors in one place.
a unit of action or a segment of a story in a play, motion picture, or television show.
the place in which the action of a play or part of a play is supposed to occur.
scenery (def 2).
an episode, situation, or the like, as in a narrative.
the setting or locale of a story.
the stage, especially of an ancient Greek or Roman theater.
an area or sphere of activity, current interest, etc.:
the rock music scene; the fashion scene.
behind the scenes, in secret or in private.
make the scene, Slang. to appear in a particular place or engage in a particular activity:
Let’s make the scene downtown tonight. She was never one to make the drug scene.
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the place where an action or event, real or imaginary, occurs
the setting for the action of a play, novel, etc
an incident or situation, real or imaginary, esp as described or represented
a subdivision of an act of a play, in which the time is continuous and the setting fixed
a single event, esp a significant one, in a play
(films) a shot or series of shots that constitutes a unit of the action
the backcloths, stage setting, etc, for a play or film set; scenery
the prospect of a place, landscape, etc
a display of emotion, esp an embarrassing one to the onlookers
(informal) the environment for a specific activity: the fashion scene
(informal) interest or chosen occupation: classical music is not my scene
(rare) the stage, esp of a theatre in ancient Greece or Rome
behind the scenes, out of public view; privately
The setting or milieu of a specific activity or group; specialized venue: the rock ”scene”/ It is really quite difficult to understand their scene
One’s particular preference, activity, etc; bag, thing: I mean that’s not my own scene or anything (1960s+ Counterculture)
behind the scenes
make a scene
make the scene
on the scene
set the scene for
- Behind someone’s back
Out of one’s presence or without someone’s knowledge, as in Joan has a nasty way of maligning her friends behind their backs. Sir Thomas Malory used this metaphoric term in Le Morte d’Arthur (c. 1470): “To say of me wrong or shame behind my back.” [ Early 1300s ]
- Behind the curve
a continuously bending line, without angles. the act or extent of curving. any curved outline, form, thing, or part. a curved section of a road, path, hallway, etc. Railroads. a curved section of track: in the U.S. the curve is often expressed as the central angle, measured in degrees, of a curved section of track […]
- Behind the ears
behind the ears
- Behind the eight ball
Pool. a black ball bearing the number eight. a game in which one player or side must pocket all of either the solid-color balls or the striped ones before being permitted to attempt the pocketing of the eightball, which wins. Slang. an inept person. behind the eightball, Informal. in a difficult, disadvantageous, or uncomfortable situation: […]