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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

score*skɔr, skoʊr(n.)(pl.)scores; score

  1. (n.)the record of points or strokes made by the competitors in a game or contest.

    Category: Games

  2. the total points or strokes made by one side or competitor.

  3. the performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number or other symbol.

    Category: Psychology, Education

  4. a notch, scratch, or incision.

  5. a notch or mark for keeping an account or record.

  6. a reckoning or account so kept; tally.

  7. any account showing indebtedness.

  8. an amount recorded as due.

  9. a line drawn as a boundary, the starting point of a race, etc.

  10. a group or set of 20.

    Category: Math

  11. scores, a great many.

  12. a reason, ground, or cause:

    to complain on the score of low pay.

  13. Informal. the basic facts of a situation: a successful move, remark, etc.

    What's the score on Saturday's picnic?

    Category: Informal

  14. a written or printed piece of music with the vocal and instrumental parts arranged on staves, one under the other. the music for a movie, play, or television show.

    Category: Music and Dance

  15. Slang. a sexual conquest. a purchase or acquisition of illicit drugs. a successful robbery. the victim of a robbery or swindle.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  16. (v.t.)to make, gain, or earn in a game, as points or hits.

    Category: Games

  17. to get a score of.

  18. to have as a specified value in points:

    Four aces score 100.

  19. to evaluate the responses a person has made on (a test or examination).

    Category: Psychology, Education

  20. Music. to orchestrate. to compose the music for (a movie, play, television show, etc.).

    Category: Music and Dance

  21. to cut shallow ridges into (meat, fish, etc.), usu. in diamond patterns.

    Category: Cooking

  22. to make notches, cuts, marks, or lines in or on.

  23. to keep a record of (points, items, etc.).

  24. to write down as a debt.

  25. to record as a debtor.

  26. to achieve or win:

    The play scored a great success.

  27. Slang. to obtain (a drug) illicitly. to steal.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  28. to berate or censure.

  29. to crease (paper or cardboard) in order to facilitate bending.

  30. (v.i.)to make, gain, or earn points, hits, etc., in a game or contest.

    Category: Games

  31. to keep score, as of a game.

    Category: Games

  32. to achieve an advantage or success.

  33. to make notches, cuts, lines, etc.

  34. to run up a score or debt.

  35. Slang. to succeed in finding a willing sexual partner. to purchase or obtain drugs illicitly.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Idioms for score:

  1. pay off or settle a score,to avenge a wrong; retaliate.

    Category: Idiom

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Origin of score:

bef. 1100; (n.) ME; late OE scora, score (pl.; sing. *scoru) group of twenty (appar. orig. notch) < ON skor notch; (v.) ME: to incise, mark with lines, tally debts < ON skora to notch


Princeton's WordNet

  1. mark, grade, score(noun)

    a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

    "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?"

  2. score, musical score(noun)

    a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages

    "he studied the score of the sonata"

  3. score(noun)

    a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

    "the score was 7 to 0"

  4. score(noun)

    a set of twenty members

    "a score were sent out but only one returned"

  5. score, account(noun)


    "don't do it on my account"; "the paper was rejected on account of its length"; "he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful"

  6. score(noun)

    the facts about an actual situation

    "he didn't know the score"

  7. score(noun)

    an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)

    "add it to my score and I'll settle later"

  8. score, scotch(noun)

    a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

  9. grudge, score, grievance(noun)

    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"

  10. score(noun)

    the act of scoring in a game or sport

    "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"

  11. sexual conquest, score(verb)

    a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse

    "calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"

  12. score, hit, tally, rack up(verb)

    gain points in a game

    "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"

  13. score, nock, mark(verb)

    make small marks into the surface of

    "score the clay before firing it"

  14. score, mark(verb)

    make underscoring marks

  15. score(verb)

    write a musical score for

  16. seduce, score, make(verb)

    induce to have sex

    "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"

  17. score(verb)

    get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance

    "She scored high on the SAT"; "He scored a 200"

  18. grade, score, mark(verb)

    assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

    "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. score(verb)ɔr, skoʊr

    to get a point in a sport, competition, etc.

    The basketball team scored twice in the first minute.; He scored two points for his answer.

  2. scoreɔr, skoʊr

    to achieve a particular level on a test or examination

    I scored high/low in the oral exam.

  3. scoreɔr, skoʊr

    to achieve a good result

    the battle in which the general scored his biggest success; I scored a couple of tickets to the game.

  4. score(noun)ɔr, skoʊr

    the total points for each side in a game

    The score was 3 to 2.

  5. scoreɔr, skoʊr

    to record points

    Who's keeping score?

  6. scoreɔr, skoʊr

    the written copy of a piece of music

    the score for the movie


  1. score(Noun)

    The total number of points earned by a participant in a game.

    The player with the highest score is the winner.

  2. score(Noun)

    The number of points accrued by each of the participants in a game, expressed as a ratio or a series of numbers.

  3. score(Noun)

    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.

  4. score(Noun)

    Twenty, 20 (number).

    Some words have scores of meanings.

  5. score(Noun)

    One or more parts of a musical composition in a format indicating how the composition is to be played.

  6. score(Noun)

    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.

  7. score(Noun)

    The number of runs scored by a batsman, or by a side, in either an innings or a match.

  8. score(Noun)


  9. score(Verb)

    To have sexual intercourse.

    Pelu00E9 scores again!

  10. score(Verb)

    To earn points in a game.

    Pelu00E9 scores again!

  11. score(Verb)

    To earn (points) in a game.

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

  12. score(Verb)

    To acquire or gain.

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

  13. score(Verb)

    To achieve (a score) in e.g. a test.

  14. score(Verb)

    To obtain something desired.

  15. score(Verb)

    To provide (a film, etc.) with a musical score.

  16. score(Verb)

    To record (the score) for a game or a match

  17. score(Verb)

    To scratch (paper or cardboard) with a sharp implement to make it easier to fold.

  18. score(Verb)

    To make fine, shallow lines with a sharp implement as cutting indications.

    The baker scored the cake so the servers would know where to slice it.

  19. Origin: From the scora, notch (and hence, a tally). (For twenty: The mark on a tally made by drovers for every twenty beasts passing through a tollgate.)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Score(noun)

    a notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account

  2. Score(noun)

    an account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness

  3. Score(noun)

    account; reason; motive; sake; behalf

  4. Score(noun)

    the number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number

  5. Score(noun)

    a distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient archery and gunnery

  6. Score(noun)

    a weight of twenty pounds

  7. Score(noun)

    the number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket

  8. Score(noun)

    a line drawn; a groove or furrow

  9. Score(noun)

    the original and entire draught, or its transcript, of a composition, with the parts for all the different instruments or voices written on staves one above another, so that they can be read at a glance; -- so called from the bar, which, in its early use, was drawn through all the parts

  10. Score(verb)

    to mark with lines, scratches, or notches; to cut notches or furrows in; to notch; to scratch; to furrow; as, to score timber for hewing; to score the back with a lash

  11. Score(verb)

    especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally

  12. Score(verb)

    to mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge

  13. Score(verb)

    to engrave, as upon a shield

  14. Score(verb)

    to make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game

  15. Score(verb)

    to write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9

  16. Score(noun)

    to mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch


  1. Score

    In games, score refers to an abstract quantity associated with a player or team. Score is usually measured in the abstract unit of points, and events in the game can raise or lower the score of different parties. Most games with score use it as a quantitative indicator of success in the game, and in competitive games, a goal is often made of attaining a better score than one's opponents in order to win.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'score' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3692

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'score' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2507

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'score' in Nouns Frequency: #1023

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'score' in Verbs Frequency: #402

Anagrams of score

  1. cores

  2. corse, Corse

  3. Corse

Translations for score

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the number of points, goals etc gained in a game, competition etc

The cricket score is 59 for 3.

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