Etched vs Scribe - What's the difference?

etched | scribe |


As verbs the difference between etched and scribe

is that etched is (etch) while scribe is to write.

As an adjective etched

is cut or dug into the surface as by etching.

As a noun scribe is

one who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

etched

English

Adjective

(head)
  • Cut or dug into the surface as by etching.
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  • Verb

    (head)
  • (etch)
  • scribe

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
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  • # A person who writes books or documents by hand as a profession(w).
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  • (archaic) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
  • A very sharp, steel drawing implement used in engraving and etching, a scriber.
  • A writer, especially a journalist.
  • Synonyms

    * amanuensis * scrivener * tabellion

    Derived terms

    * scribal *

    Verb

    (scrib)
  • To write.
  • To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.
  • (Spenser)
  • To record.
  • To write or draw with a scribe.
  • (carpentry) To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor which is out of level, a board to the curves of a moulding, etc.; so called because the workman marks, or scribes, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts.
  • To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
  • See also

    * notary