Definitions of score

  1. grounds; " 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"
  2. 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?"
  3. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; " grade tests"; " score the SAT essays"; " mark homework"
  4. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; " holding a grudge"; " settling a score"
  5. 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"
  6. make small marks into the surface of; " score the clay before firing it"
  7. write a musical score for
  8. a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse; " calling his seduction of the girl a ` score' was a typical example of male slang"
  9. the act of scoring in a game or sport; " the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
  10. the facts about an actual situation; " he didn't know the score"
  11. a set of twenty members; " a score were sent out but only one returned"
  12. a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; " the score was 7 to 0"
  13. an amount due ( as at a restaurant or bar); " add it to my score and I'll settle later"
  14. a slight surface cut ( especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
  15. induce to have sex; " Harry finally seduced Sally"; " Did you score last night?"; " Harry made Sally"
  16. make underscoring marks
  17. gain points in a game; " The home team scored many times"; " He hit a home run"; " He hit . 300 in the past season"
  18. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; " She scored high on the SAT"; " He scored a 200"
  19. To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer.
  20. To make or count a point or points, as in a game; to tally.
  21. To run up a score, or account of dues.
  22. A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
  23. An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.
  24. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
  25. The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.
  26. A weight of twenty pounds.
  27. The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.
  28. A line drawn; a groove or furrow.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally.
  32. To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge.
  33. To engrave, as upon a shield.
  34. To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.
  35. To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9.
  36. To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch.
  37. A distance of twenty yards; - a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.
  38. A notch or cut, especially one made for keeping tally or account; an account so kept; debt; grudge; as, to pay off old scores; the number of points, runs, etc., made in a game or contest; the number twenty; in music, the copy of a composition showing parts for all the instruments or voices.
  39. To notch or mark furrows in; keep record or account of; to win for oneself, as points in a game; to charge, as a debt.
  40. To keep the tally, in a game; to win a point or points, as in a game; to be winning or holding the advantages.
  41. Scorer.
  42. A mark or notch for keeping count: a line drawn: the number twenty, once represented by a larger notch: a reckoning: account: reason: the original draught of a musical composition with all the parts, or its transcript.
  43. To mark with notches or lines: to furrow.
  44. Notch; mark for counting; twenty; a reckoning; account; musical composition with all the parts.
  45. To mark with scores; furrow; enter in a reckoning.
  46. To mark with cuts, notches, or the like.
  47. To scourge; censure.
  48. To keep account of; keep tally.
  49. An account; debt.
  50. A grudge.
  51. A tally.
  52. The notes of a musical composition.
  53. The number twenty.
  54. A notch, cut, line, etc.
  55. A notch or incision; the number twenty, as having been represented by a notch; a line drawn; an account or reckoning; ground or reason; sake; the draught of any composition, or its transcript, in parts.
  56. To notch; to cut; to engrave; to mark by a line; to set down, as a debt; to set down or take, as an account; to form a score in music.
  57. A notch used to mark a number; a line drawn; an account or reckoning kept by marking in notches or lines; a tally- mark; the number twenty, as being marked off by a recognised number of notches; an account run up; reason or motive.
  58. To mark by notches or lines; to set down, as a debt.

Usage examples for score

  1. " 'Well, how many times do they score before they start? – The Lash by Olin L. Lyman
  2. " That's splendid," Bunny said, " it's a real score if he doesn't send for us in the morning. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  3. Sometimes the High Church party would still score a victory here and there. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  4. As long as I know there are no mountains ahead to smash into I'm not worrying a bit, replied John, and I guess we're all right on that score. – Around the World in Ten Days by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  5. Carry your score along to the Wollastons. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  6. In history, good men come to grief sometimes and bad men score. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  7. I think the score is with me. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  8. I see I have credit for a new score. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  9. It is odd that you can play a game and forget the score. – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  10. It was done in my name, but not by me; I never even heard of it until long after, and I have a score to settle with the man who did it. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  11. There was no objection on the score of his age. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  12. He was fast at the 'Adler; ' he could not pay his score, so he kept on staying here, saying that he should receive a letter from a friend with money in a day or two; lying in wait, too, for Thekla, who is well- known and respected all through Heppenheim: so his being an old friend of hers made him have a kind of standing. – The Grey Woman and other Tales by Mrs. (Elizabeth) Gaskell
  13. We have some score of plays which are either his alone, or in greatest part his. – A History of English Literature Elizabethan Literature by George Saintsbury
  14. You needn't be uneasy on that score. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. Winona in the first over did not attempt to score. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  16. A throw from a guard in the opposite field to his own captain does not score. – Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium by Jessie H. Bancroft
  17. You shall take them hence when our score is settled,- ay, and use them as best you may! – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  18. There are no notes written just here, in your score. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  19. We've got time to score, but will we? – The New Boy at Hilltop by Ralph Henry Barbour
  20. Sir Henry represented the highest trump in Mr. Middleheath's hand, and if he could not score with him the game was lost. – The Shrieking Pit by Arthur J. Rees