Definitions for underscoreˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•scoreˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr(v.; n.)-scored, -scor•ing

  1. (v.t.)to mark with a line or lines underneath; underline, as for emphasis.

  2. to stress; emphasize.

  3. to provide music or a musical soundtrack for (a film).

    Category: Showbiz, Music and Dance

  4. (n.)a line drawn beneath something written or printed.

  5. music for a film soundtrack.

    Category: Music and Dance, Showbiz

Origin of underscore:

1765–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underscore, underline(verb)

    a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)

  2. underscore, underline, emphasize, emphasise(verb)

    give extra weight to (a communication)

    "Her gesture emphasized her words"

  3. underline, underscore(verb)

    draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to

Wiktionary

  1. underscore(Noun)

    An underline; a line drawn or printed beneath text; the character .

  2. underscore(Noun)

    A piece of background music.

  3. underscore(Verb)

    To underline; to mark a line beneath text.

  4. underscore(Verb)

    To emphasize or draw attention to.

    I wish to underscore the importance of proper formatting.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underscore(verb)

    to draw a mark or line under; to underline

Freebase

  1. Underscore

    The underscore is a character that originally appeared on the typewriter and was primarily used to underline words. To produce an underlined word, the word was typed, the typewriter carriage was moved back to the beginning of the word, and the word was overtyped with the underscore character. This character is sometimes used to create visual spacing within a sequence of characters, where a whitespace character is not permitted, e.g., in computer filenames, e-mail addresses, and in World Wide Web URLs. Some computer applications will automatically underline text surrounded by underscores: _underlined_ will render underlined. It is often used in ASCII-only media for this purpose. When the underscore is used for emphasis in this fashion, it is usually interpreted as indicating that the enclosed text is underlined or italicized. The underscore is not the same character as the dash character, although one convention for text news wires is to use an underscore when an em-dash or en-dash is desired, or when other non-standard characters such as bullets would be appropriate. A series of underscores may be used to create a blank to be filled in on a form. It is also sometimes used to create a horizontal line, if no other method is available; hyphens and dashes are often used for a similar purpose.

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