What does Score mean?

Definitions for Score
skɔr, skoʊrscore

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Score.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mark, grade, scorenoun

    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 scorenoun

    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. scorenoun

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

    "the score was 7 to 0"

  4. scorenoun

    a set of twenty members

    "a score were sent out but only one returned"

  5. score, accountnoun


    "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. scorenoun

    the facts about an actual situation

    "he didn't know the score"

  7. scorenoun

    an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)

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

  8. score, scotchnoun

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

  9. grudge, score, grievancenoun

    a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"

  10. scorenoun

    the act of scoring in a game or sport

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

  11. sexual conquest, scoreverb

    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 upverb

    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, markverb

    make small marks into the surface of

    "score the clay before firing it"

  14. score, markverb

    make underscoring marks

  15. scoreverb

    write a musical score for

  16. seduce, score, makeverb

    induce to have sex

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

  17. scoreverb

    get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance

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

  18. grade, score, markverb

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

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


  1. Scorenoun

    the grade received on an examination, such as those given in school or as a qualifying examination for a job or admission to school; -- it may be expressed as a percentage of answers which are correct, or as a number or letter; as, a score of 98 in a civil service exam.


  1. scorenoun

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

    The player with the highest score is the winner.

  2. scorenoun

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

  3. scorenoun

    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. scorenoun

    Twenty, 20 (number).

    Some words have scores of meanings.

  5. scorenoun

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

  6. scorenoun

    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. scorenoun

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

  8. scorenoun


  9. scoreverb

    To have sexual intercourse.

    Pelu00E9 scores again!

  10. scoreverb

    To earn points in a game.

    Pelu00E9 scores again!

  11. scoreverb

    To earn (points) in a game.

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

  12. scoreverb

    To acquire or gain.

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

  13. scoreverb

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

  14. scoreverb

    To obtain something desired.

  15. scoreverb

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

  16. scoreverb

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

  17. scoreverb

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

  18. scoreverb

    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. Etymology: 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.)

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. SCOREnoun

    Etymology: skora, Islandick, a mark, cut, or notch.

    Our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally: thou hast caused printing to be used. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    He’s worth no more:
    They say he parted well, and paid his score. William Shakespeare, Macb.

    Does not the air feed the flame? And does not the flame warm and enlighten the air? Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements, in the fruits that issue from it. South.

    Universal deluges have swept all away, except two or three persons who begun the world again upon a new score. John Tillotson.

    That thou do’st love her, strikes some scores away
    From the great compt. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.

    He can win widows and pay scores,
    Out-flatter favourites, or out-lie either
    Jovius or Surius, or both together. John Donne.

    The knight, upon the fore-nam’d score,
    In quest of Sidrophel advancing,
    Was now in prospect of the mansion. Hudibras.

    He had been prentice to a brewer,
    But left the trade, as many more
    Have lately done on the same score. Hudibras.

    A lion, that had got a politick fit of sickness, wrote the fox word how glad he should be of his company, upon the score of ancient friendship. Roger L'Estrange.

    If your terms are moderate, we’ll never break off upon that score. Jeremy Collier, on Pride.

    You act your kindness on Cydaria’s score. Dryden.

    Kings in Greece were deposed by their people upon the score of their arbitrary proceedings. Jonathan Swift.

    How many score of miles may we well ride
    ’Twixt hour and hour? William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    The fewer still you name, you wound the more;
    Bond is but one; but Harpax is a score. Alexander Pope.

    For some scores of lines there is a perfect absence of that spirit of poesy. Isaac Watts.

  2. To Scoreverb

    Madam, I know when
    Instead of five you scor’d me ten. Jonathan Swift.

    Your follies and debauches change
    With such a whirl, the poets of your age
    Are tir’d, and cannot score ’em on the stage;
    Unless each vice in short-hand they indite,
    Ev’n as notcht prentices whole sermons write. Dryden.

    Hast thou appointed where the moon should rise,
    And with her purple light adorn the skies?
    Scor’d out the bounded sun’s obliquer ways,
    That he on all might spread his equal rays? George Sandys.


  1. score

    A score generally refers to a numerical measurement or a rating given in the evaluation of an individual's or team's performance in a game, test or any activity. The term can be applied in various contexts such as sports, academics, music, and so on. It can also represent a written representation of a musical composition or screenplay for a film.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scorenoun

    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. Scorenoun

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

  3. Scorenoun

    account; reason; motive; sake; behalf

  4. Scorenoun

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

  5. Scorenoun

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

  6. Scorenoun

    a weight of twenty pounds

  7. Scorenoun

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

  8. Scorenoun

    a line drawn; a groove or furrow

  9. Scorenoun

    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. Scoreverb

    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. Scoreverb

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

  12. Scoreverb

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

  13. Scoreverb

    to engrave, as upon a shield

  14. Scoreverb

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

  15. Scoreverb

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

  16. Scorenoun

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

  17. Etymology: [AS. scor twenty, fr. sceran, scieran, to shear, cut, divide; or rather the kindred Icel. skor incision, twenty, akin to Dan. skure a notch, Sw. skra. See Shear.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Score

    skōr, n. a mark or notch for keeping count: a line drawn: the number twenty, once represented by a larger notch: a reckoning: a debt: the register of the various points of play in a game: account: reason: the original draught of a musical composition with all the parts, or its transcript.—v.t. to mark with notches or lines: to furrow: to set down: to charge: to engrave: to braid: to note: to enter: to make points, &c., in certain games.—v.i. to keep, or to run up, a score: to succeed in making points, &c., in a game.—ns. Scōr′er, one who keeps the marks in a game; Scōr′ing, the act of one who, or that which, scores: a deep groove made by glacial action: the act of repeatedly bringing a racer and his rider to the starting-point, so as to get a fair start.—Go off at score, to make a spirited start; Pay off old scores, to repay old grudges; Run up a score, to run up a debt. [A.S. scorsceran (pa.p. scoren), to shear.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. score

    Twenty; commercially, in the case of certain articles, six score went to the hundred--a usage thus regulated: "Five score's a hundred of men, money, and pins: Six score's a hundred of all other things." Also an angular piece cut out of a solid. Also, an account or reckoning.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. SCORE

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Score is ranked #42378 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Score surname appeared 512 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Score.

    93.5% or 479 total occurrences were White.
    3.1% or 16 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 9 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.3% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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 for Score »

  1. cores

  2. corse

  3. Corse

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Score in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Score in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Score in a Sentence

  1. Kasper Holten:

    The production includes a scene which puts the spotlight on the brutal reality of women being abused during war time, and sexual violence being a tragic fact of war, the production intends to make it an uncomfortable scene, just as there are several upsetting and violent scenes in Rossini's score. We are sorry if some people have found this distressing.

  2. Malcolm Stevenson Forbes:

    Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are.

  3. South Korean-born New Zealander:

    My short game wasn't that great to cover up for the missed shots and when I did hit it close the putts didn't go in, when that's the case you're not going to shoot a low score. Hopefully I'll have a low one tomorrow and get back into it.

  4. Orlando City striker Cyle Larin:

    I guess I like New York, every time I come here I feel good and things seem to open up for me. It felt really good to break the record and score the hat-trick.

  5. Eriksson Ek:

    It makes you feel good about your game We know we can score and have a lot of skill and up down the lineup.

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Translations for Score

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  • إصابةArabic
  • resultat, marcar, partituraCatalan, Valencian
  • partitura, skóre, skórovat, bodovatCzech
  • hicyn, sgôr, hic, marc, rhicyn, rhic, pen, hiciad, ugain, cyfrif, sail, achosWelsh
  • snes, partitur, scoreDanish
  • Spielstand, Partitur, erzielen, anritzen, Spielergebnis, treffen, punktenGerman
  • poentaro, poentkvoto, dudeko, partituro, noĉo, taksoEsperanto
  • partitura, anotar, tantos, puntaje, puntuarSpanish
  • kakskümmend, [[murdejooni]] [[tegema]], skoorima, skoor, punktiseis, partituur, [[punktiarvet]] [[suurendama]]Estonian
  • piirrottaa, syy, pykälä, saada, pistemäärä, tulos, tilanne, [[tehdä]] [[maali]], koetulos, tehdä, [[saada]] [[tulos]], [[tehdä]] [[taittoviiva]], partituuri, aihe, velka, hankkia, soitintaa, [[tehdä]] [[piste]], maalata, kaksikymmentä, tiu, [[merkitä]] [[tulos]]Finnish
  • vingtaine, partition, gagner, [[nombre]] de [[point#French, scoreFrench
  • scór, ficheIrish
  • fichead, sgòrScottish Gaelic
  • स्कोरHindi
  • eredmény, partitúra, vezérkönyvHungarian
  • punteggio, spartito, realizzare, segnareItalian
  • スコア, 楽譜, 得点Japanese
  • 득점, 得點Korean
  • эсепKyrgyz
  • skorMalay
  • snesNorwegian
  • stand, partituur, scorenDutch
  • sneis, tjugNorwegian Nynorsk
  • poengsum, partiturNorwegian
  • [[zdobyć]] [[punkt]]/[[punkt]]y, zapunktować, wynik, [[zdobywać]] [[punkt]]y, punktować, nadciąć, zaliczyćPolish
  • pontuação, resultado, vintena, faturar, marcador, pontuar, partituraPortuguese
  • scorRomanian
  • двадца́тка, партитура, получать, счёт, [[два]] [[десятокRussian
  • ڪوڙSindhi
  • partituraSlovene
  • poängsumma, tjog, mål, partiturSwedish
  • fungaSwahili
  • ghi bànVietnamese

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