Someone has just scored.
- The score is the total number of points received by each team or player, the total amount of points you receive for something or the current or present status of a situation.
- An example of score is when a hockey game is 2:2.
- An example of score is when you earn a 100 percent on your test.
- An example of score is when you understand who is in charge of a house.
- To score is defined as to earn points, especially in a game or sport, to have something be a success or to get something you've been hoping for or wishing for.
- An example of score is when you get the ball through the hoop in a basketball game.
- An example of score is when you do something to make your mother-in-law like you.
- An example of score is when you get a great new job.
- a scratch, mark, incision, etc.: scores made on ice by skates
- a line drawn or scratched, often to mark a starting point, etc.
- notches made in wood, marks made as with chalk, etc., to keep tally or account
- an amount or sum due; account; debt
- a grievance or wrong one seeks to settle or get even for
- anything offered as a reason or motive; ground: on the score of poverty
- the number of points made in a game or contest by a player or team, or the record of these points
- a grade or rating, as on a test or examination
- a number indicative of quality, usually based on an arbitrary scale in which 100 means perfection in certain specified characteristics
- twenty people or things; set of twenty
- [pl.] very many
- Informal a successful move, stroke, remark, etc.
- the way that life or a certain situation really is
- the pertinent facts; lowdown
- Slang the victim of a swindle; mark
- Slang the act of getting or stealing, as drugs
- Dancing notation used to indicate dancers' movements, as in a ballet
- a written or printed copy of a composition, showing all the parts for the instruments or voices
- the music for a stage production, film, etc., esp. as distinguished from the lyrics, dialogue, etc.
Origin of scoreMiddle English from Old English scoru from Old Norse skor from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-, to cut from source shear
transitive verbscored, scor′ing
- to mark with notches, scratches, cuts, lines, etc.
- to crease or partly cut (cardboard, paper, etc.) for accurate folding or tearing
- to cancel or mark out by lines drawn
- to mark with lines or notches in keeping account
- to keep account of by or as by lines or notches; reckon; tally; mark
- to make (runs, hits, goals, etc.) in a game and so add to one's number of points
- to count toward the number of points: a touchdown scores 6
- to record or enter the score of
- to record or add (points) to one's score
- Baseball to bring (a runner) home as by getting a hit
- to get by effort or merit; gain: to score a resounding success
- to grade (an examination, etc.); rate or evaluate, as in testing
- to get (a specified grade) on a test
- to raise welts on by lashing
- to criticize severely; upbraid
- Slang to get or steal (drugs, money, etc.)
- Cooking to cut superficial gashes in (meat, etc.)
- to orchestrate, arrange, or write out in a score
Origin of scoreME scoren
- to make a point or points, as in a game
- to keep the score, as of a game
- to be rated by one's score on a test
- to gain an advantage
- to win or enjoy credit, popularity, success, etc.
- to make notches, lines, gashes, etc.
- Slang to have sexual intercourse
- Sports & Games a. A usually numerical record of a competitive event: keeping score.b. The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage: The score stood tied in the bottom of the ninth inning.c. The number of points attributed to a competitor or team.
- A result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination.
- a. An amount due; a debt.b. A grievance that is harbored and requires satisfaction: settle an old score.
- A ground; a reason: You have nothing to worry about on that score.
- A group of 20 items.
- scores Large numbers: Scores of people attended the rally.
- Music a. The notation of a musical work.b. The written form of a composition for orchestral or vocal parts.c. The music written for a film or a play.
- Slang a. The act of securing an advantage, especially a surprising or significant gain: “He had dropped out of school and gone for that quick dollar, that big score” ( Peter Goldman )b. The act or an instance of buying illicit drugs.c. A successful robbery.d. An instance of having sexual intercourse with a desired partner.
- A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally.
verbscored, scor·ing, scores
- To achieve or accomplish: scored a success in the play.
- Sports & Games a. To achieve or gain in a game or contest: score a touchdown.b. To count or be worth as points: A basket scores two points.c. To keep a written record of the score or events of (a game or contest).d. Baseball To cause (a base runner) to cross home plate, especially by getting a hit: scored both runners with a double.
- To evaluate and assign a grade to: score a test.
- Music a. To orchestrate (a piece of music).b. To arrange for a specific instrument.
- To criticize cuttingly; berate.
- Slang a. To succeed in acquiring: scored two tickets to the play.b. To succeed in obtaining (an illicit drug): “Aging punks try to impress her with tales of … the different drugs they've scored” ( Art Jahnke )
- a. To mark (a piece of paper or wood, for example) with lines or notches, especially for the purpose of keeping a record.b. To cancel or eliminate by superimposing lines.c. To mark the surface of (meat, for example) with usually parallel cuts.
- Sports & Games a. To make a point or points in a game or contest.b. To record the score or progress of a game or contest.
- Slang a. To achieve a purpose or advantage, especially to make a surprising gain or coup: “They … score in places like the bond market” ( Mike Barnicle )b. To succeed in having sexual relations with a desired partner.c. To succeed in buying or obtaining an illicit drug.
Origin of scoreMiddle English crack, scratch, tally stick, tally of twenty from Old English scoru ( attested only in the sense “twenty” ) from Old Norse skor notch, tally stick, tally of twenty ; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
- The total number of points earned by a participant in a game.
- The player with the highest score is the winner.
- The number of points accrued by each of the participants in a game, expressed as a ratio or a series of numbers.
- The score is 8-1 although it's not even half-time!
- The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a grade.
- The test scores for this class were high.
- (cricket) A presentation of how many runs a side has scored, and how many wickets have been lost.
- England had a score of 107 for 5 at lunch.
- (cricket) The number of runs scored by a batsman, or by a side, in either an innings or a match.
- Twenty, 20 (number).
- Some words have scores of meanings.
- A distance of twenty yards, in ancient archery and gunnery.
- A weight of twenty pounds.
- (music) One or more parts of a musical composition in a format indicating how the composition is to be played.
- Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
- A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
- An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.
(third-person singular simple present scores, present participle scoring, simple past and past participle scored)
- (intransitive) To earn points in a game.
- PelÃ© scores again!
- To earn (points) in a game.
- It is unusual for a team to score a hundred goals in one game.
- (intransitive) To achieve (a score) in e.g. a test.
- (intransitive) To record (the score) for a game or a match.
- To scratch (paper or cardboard) with a sharp implement to make it easier to fold.
- To make fine, shallow lines with a sharp implement, for example as cutting indications.
- The baker scored the cake so the servers would know where to slice it.
- (intransitive, slang) To have sexual intercourse.
- Chris finally scored with Pat last week.
- (slang) To acquire or gain.
- Did you score tickets for the concert?
- (intransitive) To obtain something desired.
- To provide (a film, etc.) with a musical score.
From the Old English scora (“notch") (hence, a tally). (For twenty: The mark on a tally made by drovers for every twenty beasts passing through a tollgate.)