Definitions of score

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