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Definitions for score
skɔr, skoʊrscore

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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"


  1. Score(n.)

    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.

  2. Origin: [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(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

  17. Origin: [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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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, 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. Chip Englander:

    He can even the score on Day 1.

  2. Brian Mullin:

    The place erupts when they score goals.

  3. Henry Miller:

    Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.

  4. Pele:

    When you control the ball, you control the score.

  5. Rory McIlroy:

    My goal was to shoot the lowest score of the week.

Images & Illustrations of 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
  • 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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