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Definitions of score

  1. To mark with cuts, notches, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. To scourge; censure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To keep account of; keep tally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To engrave, as upon a shield. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To mark with notches or lines: to furrow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To mark with scores; furrow; enter in a reckoning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To make or count a point or points, as in a game; to tally. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To run up a score, or account of dues. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. write a musical score for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To mark by notches or lines; to set down, as a debt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding a grudge"; "settling a score" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. the facts about an actual situation; "he didn't know the score" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. a set of twenty members; "a score were sent out but only one returned" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar); "add it to my score and I'll settle later" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; "She scored high on the SAT"; "He scored a 200" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A weight of twenty pounds. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A line drawn; a groove or furrow. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. A distance of twenty yards; - a term used in ancient archery and gunnery. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. Scorer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. 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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. Notch; mark for counting; twenty; a reckoning; account; musical composition with all the parts. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. An account; debt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. A grudge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. A tally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. The notes of a musical composition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. A notch, cut, line, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  52. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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
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