Pronunciation: skōr
n.1.A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
2.An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.
He parted well, and paid his score.
- Shak.
3.Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
You act your kindness in Cydaria's score.
- Dryden.
4.The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.
Amongst three or four score hogsheads.
- Shak.
5.A distance of twenty yards; - a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.
6.A weight of twenty pounds.
7.The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.
8.A line drawn; a groove or furrow.
9.(Mus.) 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.
10.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.
In score
(Mus.) having all the parts arranged and placed in juxtaposition.
To quit scores
to settle or balance accounts; to render an equivalent; to make compensation.
- Smart.
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Scored (skōrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Scoring.]
Let us score their backs.
- Shak.
2.Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally.
3.To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge.
Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score.
- Shak.
4.To engrave, as upon a shield.
5.To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.
6.(Mus.) To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9.
7.(Geol.) To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch.
v. i.1.To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer.
2.To make or count a point or points, as in a game; to tally.
3.To run up a score, or account of dues.
4.To succeed in finding a partner for sexual intercourse; to make a sexual conquest.
5.To purchase drugs illegally.
Noun1.score - 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?"
Synonyms: mark, grade
2.Scorescore - 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"
Synonyms: musical score
3.score - a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
4.score - a set of twenty members; "a score were sent out but only one returned"
5.score - 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"
Synonyms: account
6.score - the facts about an actual situation; "he didn't know the score"
7.score - an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar); "add it to my score and I'll settle later"
8.score - a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
Synonyms: scotch
9.score - a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation; "holding a grudge"; "settling a score"
Synonyms: grievance, grudge
10.score - the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
11.score - a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse; "calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"
Synonyms: sexual conquest
Verb1.score - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"
Synonyms: rack up, tally, hit
2.score - make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"
Synonyms: nock, mark
3.score - make underscoring marks
Synonyms: mark
4.score - write a musical score for
5.score - induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
Synonyms: seduce, make
6.score - get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; "She scored high on the SAT"; "He scored a 200"
7.score - assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
Synonyms: grade, mark
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