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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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding a grudge"; "settling a score" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. write a musical score for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse; "calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the facts about an actual situation; "he didn't know the score" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a set of twenty members; "a score were sent out but only one returned" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar); "add it to my score and I'll settle later" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. make underscoring marks Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; "She scored high on the SAT"; "He scored a 200" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To make or count a point or points, as in a game; to tally. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To run up a score, or account of dues. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A weight of twenty pounds. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A line drawn; a groove or furrow. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To engrave, as upon a shield. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. 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
  37. A distance of twenty yards; - a term used in ancient archery and gunnery. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. Scorer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  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. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. To mark with notches or lines: to furrow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  44. 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.
  45. To mark with scores; furrow; enter in a reckoning. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  46. To mark with cuts, notches, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. To scourge; censure. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. To keep account of; keep tally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. An account; debt. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. A grudge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. A tally. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. The notes of a musical composition. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. The number twenty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. A notch, cut, line, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  58. 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.
  59. A distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient archery and gunnery. mso.anu.edu.au
  60. A distance of twenty yards; a term used in ancient archery and gunnery. dictgcide_fs
  61. 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. dictgcide_fs
  62. 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. dictgcide_fs
  63. To succeed in finding a partner for sexual intercourse; to make a sexual conquest. dictgcide_fs
  64. To purchase drugs illegally. dictgcide_fs
  65. sk[=o]r, 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. SC[=O]R'ER, one who keeps the marks in a game; SC[=O]R'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. scor--sceran (pa.p. scoren), to shear.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  66. Notch cut or line cut or scratched or drawn (rock covered with ss. or striations; the ss. of the whip showed on his back; made a s. in the tally; lightning had made ss. in the mountain-side), mark showing starting-point in race or standing-place in shooting-match (now rare; hence perh. go off at s., start off vigorously esp. to discourse on pet subject), (Naut.) groove in block or dead-eye to hold strap; running account kept by ss. against customer\'s name esp. for drink in old inns, reckoning esp. for entertainment. (pay one\'s s., settle reckoning; death pays all ss.; pay off old ss. fig., pay person out for past offence; so quit ss. with); number of points made by player or side in some games, register of items of this, (make a good s.; what is the s. now?; s.-book, -card, -sheet, prepared for entering esp. cricket-s. in; keep s., register it as it is made); (Mus.) copy of a composition on set of staves braced& barred together (named from bar drawn through all staves; full s., with separate staff for each part; compressed, close, short, s. in vocal music, with treble& alto on one staff, tenor& bass on another; in s., with parts arranged below each other& corresponding); twenty, set of twenty, (for use of s., ss., see DOZEN; three s. & ten, phr. for normal length of human life; ss. of people, great numbers); category, head, (rejected on the s. of absurdity, as being absurd; you may be easy on that s., so far as that matter is concerned); (slang) remark or act by which person scores off another (given to making cheap ss.), piece of good fortune (what a s.!). (Vb) mark with notches or incisions or lines, slash, furrow, make (line &c.) with something that marks, (s. out words, draw line through them; s. under, underline); mark up in inn-score, enter (item of debt against or to customer; often up), (fig.) mentally record (offence against or to offender), record (point in cricket &c. s.; abs., keep the s., whence scorer n.); win& be credited with (has scored a success, a century at cricket), make points in game (failed to s.), secure an advantage or have good luck (that is where he scores; we shall s. by it); s. off slang, worst in argument or repartee, inflict some humiliation on; (Mus.) orchestrate, whence scoring (6) n., arrange for another instrument, write out in s. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  67. [A.S.] A copy of a musical composition, vocal or instrumental, with parts for each voice or instrument. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  68. n. [Anglo Saxon] A notch or incision; especially, a mark made for the purpose of keeping account of something; a tally-mark;— an account or reckoning;—amount, of debt; bill ;-reason; motive;—also, relative motive; account; sake;—the number of twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally the original and entire draught, or its transcript, of a musical composition, with the parts for the different instruments or voices. Cabinet Dictionary

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