the place where sth happens, especially sth unpleasant
事故 / 袭击 / 犯罪的现场
the scene of the accident/attack/crime
Firefighters were on the scene immediately.
an event or a situation that you see, especially one of a particular type
The team's victory produced scenes of joy all over the country.
She witnessed some very distressing scenes.
in movie/play, etc.
a part of a film/movie, play or book in which the action happens in one place or is of one particular type
The movie opens with a scene in a New York apartment.
I got very nervous before my big scene (= the one where I have a very important part) .
one of the small sections that a play or an opera is divided into
Act I, Scene 2 of ‘Macbeth’
area of activity
a particular area of activity or way of life and the people who are part of it
After years at the top, she just vanished from the scene.
the club/dance/music, etc. scene
A newcomer has appeared on the fashion scene .
a view that you see
a delightful rural scene
They went abroad for a change of scene (= to see and experience new surroundings) .
a painting, drawing, or photograph of a place and the things that are happening there
an exhibition of Parisian street scenes
a loud, angry argument, especially one that happens in public and is embarrassing
She had made a scene in the middle of the party.
‘Please leave,’ he said. ‘I don't want a scene.’
in the part of a theatre, etc. that the public does not usually see
The students were able to go behind the scenes to see how programmes are made.
in a way that people in general are not aware of
A lot of negotiating has been going on behind the scenes.
not the type of thing that sb likes or enjoys doing
to create a situation in which sth can easily happen or develop
His arrival set the scene for another argument.
to give sb the information and details they need in order to understand what comes next
The first part of the programme was just setting the scene.
These are all words for a particular area or part of an area, especially one used for a particular purpose or where sb/sth is situated or happens.
a particular point, area, city, town, building, etc., especially one used for a particular purpose or where a particular thing happens
This would be a good place for a picnic.
the place where sth, especially a building, is or will be situated; a place where sth happened or that is used for a particular purpose
They've chosen a site for the new school.
the place where a person or thing is situated; the place where sb/sth is meant to be
From his position at the top of the hill, he could see the harbour.
The position of sb/sth is often temporary: the place where sb/sth is at a particular time.
a place where sth happens or exists, especially a place that is not named or not known
The company is moving to a new location.
a place where sth happens, especially sth unpleasant
the scene of the accident
a particular point or area, especially one that has a particular character or where sth particular happens
The lake is one of the local beauty spots .
the place where people meet for an organized event such as a performance or sports event
These are all words for a thing that you can see, especially from a particular place.
what you can see from a particular place or position, especially beautiful natural scenery
The cottage had a delightful sea view.
a thing that you see or can see, especially sth that is impressive or unusual
It's a spectacular sight as the flamingos lift into the air.
a view that you see, especially one with people and/or animals moving about and doing things
It was a delightful rural scene.
( literary ) a beautiful view; a long, narrow view, for example between rows of trees or buildings
a view of a wide area of land
The tower offers a breathtaking panorama of Prague.
( literary ) a sight or view that is very impressive or attracts a lot of attention
The wide plain, with thousands of animals on the move, was an awesome spectacle.
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
the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale
- they worked all night painting the scenery
the visual percept of a region
- the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views
a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film
a subdivision of an act of a play
- the first act has three scenes
an incident (real or imaginary)
- their parting was a sad scene
the context and environment in which something is set
- the perfect setting for a ghost story
the place where some action occurs
- the police returned to the scene of the crime
a situation treated as an observable object
- the political picture is favorable
- the religious scene in England has changed in the last century
a display of bad temper
- he had a fit
- she threw a tantrum
- he made a scene