Pronunciation: (sēn), [key]
1. the place where some action or event occurs: He returned to the scene of the murder.
2. any view or picture.
3. an incident or situation in real life.
4. an embarrassing outbreak or display of anger, strong feeling, or bad manners: Please don't make a scene in such a public place.
5. a division of a play or of an act of a play, usually representing what passes between certain of the actors in one place.
6. a unit of action or a segment of a story in a play, motion picture, or television show.
7. the place in which the action of a play or part of a play is supposed to occur.
8. scenery (def. 2).
a. an episode, situation, or the like, as in a narrative.
b. the setting or locale of a story.
10. the stage, esp. of an ancient Greek or Roman theater.
11. an area or sphere of activity, current interest, etc.: the rock music scene; the fashion scene.
12. behind the scenes, in secret or in private.
13. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.