Definition of Score

1. Noun. A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance). "What was your score on your homework?"

Exact synonyms: Grade, Mark
Generic synonyms: Evaluation, Rating, Valuation
Specialized synonyms: Grade Point, Centile, Percentile, Decile, Quartile
Derivative terms: Grade, Grade

2. Verb. Gain points in a game. "He hit .300 in the past season"
Exact synonyms: Hit, Rack Up, Tally
Entails: Compete, Contend, Vie
Specialized synonyms: Par, Shoot, Convert, Convert, Convert, Homer, Kick, Eagle, Hole Up, Ace, Walk, Equalise, Equalize, Get Even, Get, Have, Make
Generic synonyms: Advance, Gain, Gain Ground, Get Ahead, Make Headway, Pull Ahead, Win
Derivative terms: Hit, Scorer, Tally

3. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Musical Score
Terms within: Musical Notation
Generic synonyms: Sheet Music

4. Verb. Make small marks into the surface of. "Score the clay before firing it"
Exact synonyms: Mark, Nock
Specialized synonyms: Scarify, Scotch, Scribe, Line
Generic synonyms: Notch
Related verbs: Mark, Pit, Pock, Scar
Derivative terms: Mark, Mark, Scorer

5. Noun. A number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest. "The score was 7 to 0"

6. Verb. Make underscoring marks.
Exact synonyms: Mark
Specialized synonyms: Cancel, Invalidate
Generic synonyms: Enter, Put Down, Record
Derivative terms: Mark, Mark, Marker

7. Noun. A set of twenty members. "A score were sent out but only one returned"
Generic synonyms: Set

8. Verb. Write a musical score for. "Sam and Sue score the movie "
Category relationships: Music
Generic synonyms: Compose, Write
Specialized synonyms: Orchestrate

9. Noun. Grounds. ; "He tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful"
Exact synonyms: Account
Generic synonyms: Ground, Reason

10. Verb. Induce to have sex. "Harry made Sally"

11. Noun. The facts about an actual situation. "He didn't know the score"
Generic synonyms: Fact

12. Verb. Get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance. "He scored a 200"
Specialized synonyms: Test
Generic synonyms: Accomplish, Achieve, Attain, Reach

13. Noun. An amount due (as at a restaurant or bar). "Add it to my score and I'll settle later"
Generic synonyms: Debt

14. Verb. Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation. "Mark homework"
Exact synonyms: Grade, Mark
Generic synonyms: Appraise, Assess, Evaluate, Measure, Valuate, Value
Derivative terms: Gradation, Grader, Grading, Marking, Scorer, Scoring

15. Noun. A slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally).
Exact synonyms: Scotch
Generic synonyms: Dent, Incision, Prick, Scratch, Slit
Derivative terms: Scotch

16. Noun. A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation. "Settling a score"
Exact synonyms: Grievance, Grudge
Generic synonyms: Bitterness, Gall, Rancor, Rancour, Resentment
Derivative terms: Grudge

17. Noun. The act of scoring in a game or sport. "The winning score came with less than a minute left to play"

18. Noun. A seduction culminating in sexual intercourse. "Calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"
Exact synonyms: Sexual Conquest
Generic synonyms: Conquest, Seduction
Specialized synonyms: Cuckoldry

Definition of Score

1. n. 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. v. t. 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.

3. v. i. To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer.

Definition of Score

1. Noun. The total number of points earned by a participant in a game. ¹

2. Noun. The number of points accrued by each of the participants in a game, expressed as a ratio or a series of numbers. ¹

3. Noun. The performance of an individual or group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol; a grade. ¹

4. Noun. Twenty, 20 (''number''). ¹

5. Noun. (music) One or more parts of a musical composition in a format indicating how the composition is to be played. ¹

6. Noun. (cricket) A presentation of how many runs a side has scored, and how many wickets have been lost. ¹

7. Noun. (cricket) The number of runs scored by a batsman, or by a side, in either an innings or a match. ¹

8. Noun. subject ¹

9. Verb. (intransitive) To earn points in a game. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To earn (points) in a game. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To achieve (a score) in e.g. a test. ¹

12. Verb. (intransitive) To record (the score) for a game or a match ¹

13. Verb. (transitive) To scratch (paper or cardboard) with a sharp implement to make it easier to fold. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive) To make fine, shallow lines with a sharp implement as cutting indications. ¹

15. Verb. (intransitive slang) To have sexual intercourse. ¹

16. Verb. (transitive slang) To acquire or gain. ¹

17. Verb. (intransitive) To obtain something desired. ¹

18. Verb. (transitive) To provide (a film, etc.) with a musical score. ¹

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Definition of Score

1. to make a point in a game or contest [v SCORED, SCORING, SCORES]

Medical Definition of Score

1. 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. "Whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used." (Shak) 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. "But left the trade, as many more Have lately done on the same score." (Hudibras) "You act your kindness in Cydria'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) "At length the queen took upon herself to grant patents of monopoly by score." (Macaulay) 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. Line drawn; a groove or furrow. 9. 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. In score, having all the parts arranged and placed in juxtaposition. To quit scores, to settle or balance accounts; to render an equivalent; to make compensation. "Does not the earth quit scores with all the elements in the noble fruits that issue from it?" (South) Origin: AS. Scor twenty, fr. Sceran, scieran, to shear, cut, divice; or rather the kindred Icel. Skor incision, twenty, akin to Dan. Skure a notch, Sw. Skara. See Shear. 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. "Let us score their backs." (Shak) "A briar in that tangled wilderness Had scored her white right hand." (M. Arnold) 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; to set down; to record; to charge. "Madam, I know when, Instead of five, you scored me ten." (Swift) "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. To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score. 7. To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of new England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch. Origin: Scored; Scoring. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Score

scorched earth
scorched earth policies
scorched earth policy
score a brace
score off
score out
score paper
score sheet
score sheets
score string
score strings

Literary usage of Score

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"I know it is common to speak of the score when the melody or tune of the song ... The meaning of the word score, as used in a musical sense, is a complete ..."

2. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1910)
"Unpublished ; autograph copy of me score 36 радея, dated Starch 1. ... score of Act 1 finished In the autumn of 1857 at Zurich; Act 2, March 1459 at Venice; ..."

3. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1917)
"If dug well, score 0. If driven, drilled or bored, not less than twenty ... If by septic tank or underground disposal and working satisfactorily, score 10. ..."

4. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1922)
"tendency, then we can say that where any set of factors, such as superior instructional method, operates to produce a score exceeding the central tendency ..."

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