Score definition

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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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An amount or sum due; account; debt.
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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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To evaluate and assign a grade to.

Score a test.

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To achieve or accomplish.

Scored a success in the play.

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To mark with notches, scratches, cuts, lines, etc.
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A ground; a reason.

You have nothing to worry about on that score.

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A grievance or wrong one seeks to settle or get even for.
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(informal) A successful move, stroke, remark, 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 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 get by effort or merit; gain.

To score a resounding success.

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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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(slang) To get or steal (drugs, money, etc.)
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A result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination.
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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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Large numbers.

Scores of people attended the rally.

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A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally.
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A usually numerical record of a competitive event.

Keeping score.

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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.

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The number of points attributed to a competitor or team.
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An amount due; a debt.
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A grievance that is harbored and requires satisfaction.

Settle an old score.

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The notation of a musical work.
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The written form of a composition for orchestral or vocal parts.
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The music written for a film or a play.
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The act of securing an advantage, especially a surprising or significant gain.
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The act or an instance of buying illicit drugs.
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A successful robbery.
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An instance of having sexual intercourse with a desired partner.
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To criticize cuttingly; berate.
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To achieve or gain in a game or contest.

Score a touchdown.

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To count or be worth as points.

A basket scores two points.

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To keep a written record of the score or events of (a game or contest).
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(baseball) To cause (a base runner) to cross home plate, especially by getting a hit.

Scored both runners with a double.

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To orchestrate (a piece of music).
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To arrange for a specific instrument.
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To succeed in acquiring.

Scored two tickets to the play.

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To succeed in obtaining (an illicit drug).
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To mark (a piece of paper or wood, for example) with lines or notches, especially for the purpose of keeping a record.
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To cancel or eliminate by superimposing lines.
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To mark the surface of (meat, for example) with usually parallel cuts.
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To make a point or points in a game or contest.
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To record the score or progress of a game or contest.
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To achieve a purpose or advantage, especially to make a surprising gain or coup.
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To succeed in having sexual relations with a desired partner.
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To succeed in buying or obtaining an illicit drug.
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(slang) The victim of a swindle; mark.
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(slang) The act of getting or stealing, as drugs.
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(dancing) Notation used to indicate dancers' movements, as in a ballet.
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A scratch, mark, incision, etc.

Scores made on ice by skates.

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A line drawn or scratched, often to mark a starting point, etc.
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Notches made in wood, marks made as with chalk, etc., to keep tally or account.
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A grade or rating, as on a test or examination.
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A number indicative of quality, usually based on an arbitrary scale in which 100 means perfection in certain specified characteristics.
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Twenty people or things; set of twenty.
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Very many.
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The way that life or a certain situation really is.
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The pertinent facts; lowdown.
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A written or printed copy of a composition, showing all the parts for the instruments or voices.
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The music for a stage production, film, etc., esp. as distinguished from the lyrics, dialogue, etc.
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(cooking) To cut superficial gashes in (meat, etc.)
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(music, dancing) To orchestrate, arrange, or write out in a score.
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To make (runs, hits, goals, etc.) in a game and so add to one's number of points.
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To count toward the number of points.

A touchdown scores 6

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To record or enter the score of.
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To record or add (points) to one's score.
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(baseball) To bring (a runner) home as by getting a hit.
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To raise welts on by lashing.
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To criticize severely; upbraid.
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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 make notches, lines, gashes, etc.
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(slang) To have sexual intercourse.
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To gain an advantage.
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To win or enjoy credit, popularity, success, etc.
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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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(intransitive) To record (the score) for a game or a match.
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
score
Plural:
scores

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