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

Usage examples for score

  1. Winona in the first over did not attempt to score. – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. I think the score is with me. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  5. We've got time to score, but will we? – The New Boy at Hilltop by Ralph Henry Barbour
  6. In history, good men come to grief sometimes and bad men score. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  7. You needn't be uneasy on that score. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. 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
  9. " 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
  10. There was no objection on the score of his age. – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  11. Carry your score along to the Wollastons. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  12. Sometimes the High Church party would still score a victory here and there. – Studies from Court and Cloister by J.M. Stone
  13. There are no notes written just here, in your score. – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  14. 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
  15. You shall take them hence when our score is settled,- ay, and use them as best you may! – Audrey by Mary Johnston
  16. It is odd that you can play a game and forget the score. – A Little Union Scout by Joel Chandler Harris
  17. 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
  18. " 'Well, how many times do they score before they start? – The Lash by Olin L. Lyman
  19. I see I have credit for a new score. – Clarissa, Volume 5 (of 9) by Samuel Richardson
  20. 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