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Score meaning

score - 24 dictionary results

  1. 1. make underscoring marks
  2. 2. gain points in a game; " The home team scored many times"; " He hit a home run"; " He hit . 300 in the past season"
  3. 3. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance; " She scored high on the SAT"; " He scored a 200"
  4. 4. To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer.
  5. 5. To make or count a point or points, as in a game; to tally.
  6. 6. To run up a score, or account of dues.
  7. 7. A notch or incision; especially, one that is made as a tally mark; hence, a mark, or line, made for the purpose of account.
  8. 8. An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness.
  9. 9. Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf.
  10. 10. The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally; hence, in pl., a large number.
  11. 11. A weight of twenty pounds.
  12. 12. The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.
  13. 13. A line drawn; a groove or furrow.
  14. 14. 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.
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16. Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally.
  17. 17. To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge.
  18. 18. To engrave, as upon a shield.
  19. 19. To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.
  20. 20. To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score, n., 9.
  21. 21. To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch.
  22. 22. A distance of twenty yards; - a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.
  23. 23. Notch; mark for counting; twenty; a reckoning; account; musical composition with all the parts.
  24. 24. To mark with scores; furrow; enter in a reckoning.

score - examples of usage

  1. Three score and five years the Judge had lived, and now some were beginning to suspect that he had a heart. - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  2. I have caught them at this a score of times. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. Not a single point seemed to score. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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