Definitions for scorer

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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. scorer(noun)

    a player who makes a score in a game or contest

  2. scorer(noun)

    a logger who marks trees to be felled

  3. scorekeeper, scorer(noun)

    an official who records the score during the progress of a game


  1. scorer(Noun)

    One who scores.

    Shearer finished among the top ten goal scorers in 10 out of his 14 seasons in the Premier League and won the top scorer title three times.

  2. scorer(Noun)

    One who scores: a scorekeeper.

    The team was making goals so fast the scorer could barely keep up.

  3. scorer(Noun)

    Either of a pair of people, one provided by each side, who record in a specially formatted book, every ball bowled, every run scored, and every wicket that falls

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scorer(noun)

    one who, or that which, scores


  1. Scorer

    A scorer in the sport of cricket is someone appointed to record all runs scored, all wickets taken and, where appropriate, number of overs bowled. In professional games, in compliance with the Laws of Cricket, two scorers are appointed, most often one provided by each team. The scorers have no say in whether runs or extras are scored, wickets taken or overs bowled. This is the job of the umpires on the field of play, who signal to the scorers in cases of ambiguity such as when runs are to be given as extras rather than credited to the batsmen, or when the batsman is to be awarded a boundary 4 or 6. So that the umpire knows that they have seen each signal, the scorers are required to immediately acknowledge it. While it is possible to keep score using a pencil and plain paper, scorers often use pre-printed scoring books, and these are commercially available in many different styles. Simple score books allow the recording of each batsman's runs, their scores and mode of dismissal, the bowlers' analyses, the team score and the score at the fall of each wicket. More sophisticated score books allow for the recording of more detail, and other statistics such as the number of balls faced by each batsman. Scorers also sometimes produce their own scoring sheets to suit their technique, and some use coloured pens to highlight events such as wickets, or differentiate the actions of different batsmen or bowlers. It is often possible to tell from a modern scorecard the time at which everything occurred, who bowled each delivery, which batsman faced it, whether the batsman left the ball or played and missed, or which direction the batsman hit the ball and whether runs were scored. Sometimes details of occurrences between deliveries, or incidental details like the weather, are recorded.

Anagrams of scorer

  1. corers, crores

Translations for scorer

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person who scores points, goals etc

Our team scored two goals; – Smith and Brown were the scorers.

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