Score meaning

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A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally.
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A grievance or wrong one seeks to settle or get even for.
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To criticize cuttingly; berate.
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The number of points made in a game or contest by a player or team, or the record of these points.
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A successful move, stroke, remark, etc.
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Large numbers.

Scores of people attended the rally.

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To achieve or accomplish.

Scored a success in the play.

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A group of 20 items.
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Anything offered as a reason or motive; ground.

On the score of poverty.

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Notation used to indicate dancers' movements, as in a ballet.
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To mark with notches, scratches, cuts, lines, etc.
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To crease or partly cut (cardboard, paper, etc.) for accurate folding or tearing.
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To cancel or mark out by lines drawn.
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To mark with lines or notches in keeping account.
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To keep account of by or as by lines or notches; reckon; tally; mark.
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To grade (an examination, etc.); rate or evaluate, as in testing.
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To get (a specified grade) on a test.
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To get or steal (drugs, money, etc.)
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To orchestrate, arrange, or write out in a score.
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To make notches, lines, gashes, etc.
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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.

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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.

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A ground; a reason.

You have nothing to worry about on that score.

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A result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination.
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To evaluate and assign a grade to.

Score a test.

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An amount or sum due; account; debt.
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The victim of a swindle; mark.
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The act of getting or stealing, as drugs.
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To get by effort or merit; gain.

To score a resounding success.

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To cut superficial gashes in (meat, etc.)
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To make a point or points, as in a game.
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To keep the score, as of a game.
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To be rated by one's score on a test.
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To have sexual intercourse.
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The total number of points earned by a participant in a game.

The player with the highest score is the winner.

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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!

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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.

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(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.

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(cricket) The number of runs scored by a batsman, or by a side, in either an innings or a match.
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Twenty, 20 (number).

Some words have scores of meanings.

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A distance of twenty yards, in ancient archery and gunnery.

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A weight of twenty pounds.
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(music) One or more parts of a musical composition in a format indicating how the composition is to be played.
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Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
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A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
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An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.
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(intransitive) To earn points in a game.

Pelé scores again!

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To earn (points) in a game.

It is unusual for a team to score a hundred goals in one game.

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(intransitive) To achieve (a score) in e.g. a test.
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To scratch (paper or cardboard) with a sharp implement to make it easier to fold.
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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.

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(intransitive, slang) To have sexual intercourse.

Chris finally scored with Pat last week.

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(slang) To acquire or gain.

Did you score tickets for the concert?

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(intransitive) To obtain something desired.
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To provide (a film, etc.) with a musical score.
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(intransitive) To record (the score) for a game or a match.
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Origin of score

  • Middle 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 sker-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 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.)
    From Wiktionary