noun, plural scores, score for 11.
the record of points or strokes made by the competitors in a game or match.
the total points or strokes made by one side, individual, play, game, etc.
an act or instance of making or earning a point or points.
Education, Psychology. the performance of an individual or sometimes of a group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol.
a notch, scratch, or incision; a stroke or line.
a notch or mark for keeping an account or record.
a reckoning or account so kept; tally.
any account showing indebtedness.
an amount recorded as due.
a line drawn as a boundary, the starting point of a race, a goal line, etc.
a group or set of 20:
about a score of years ago.
scores, a great many:
Scores of people were at the dance.
a reason, ground, or cause:
to complain on the score of low pay.
the basic facts, point of progress, etc., regarding a situation:
What’s the score on Saturday’s picnic?
a successful move, remark, etc.
a written or printed piece of music with all the vocal and instrumental parts arranged on staves, one under the other.
the music itself.
the music played as background to or part of a movie, play, or television presentation.
a success in finding a willing sexual partner; sexual conquest.
a purchase or acquisition of illicit drugs, as heroin or cocaine.
a single payoff obtained through graft by a police officer, especially from a narcotics violator.
a successful robbery; theft.
any success, triumph, happy acquisition, gift, or win.
the victim of a robbery or swindle.
verb (used with object), scored, scoring.
to gain for addition to one’s score in a game or match.
to make a score of:
He scored 98 on the test.
to have as a specified value in points:
Four aces score 100.
Education, Psychology. to evaluate the responses a person has made on (a test or an examination).
to write out in score.
to compose the music for (a movie, play, television show, etc.)
Cookery. to cut ridges or lines into (meat, fish, etc.) with shallow slashes, usually in a diamond pattern, before cooking.
to make notches, cuts, marks, or lines in or on.
to record or keep a record of (points, items, etc.), by or as if by notches, marks, etc.; tally; reckon (often followed by up).
to write down as a debt.
to record as a debtor.
to gain, achieve, or win:
The play scored a great success.
to obtain (a drug) illicitly.
to acquire; be given.
to berate or censure:
The newspapers scored the mayor severely for the announcement.
to crease (paper or cardboard) so that it can be folded easily and without damage.
verb (used without object), scored, scoring.
to make a point or points in a game or contest.
to keep score, as of a game.
to achieve an advantage or a success:
The new product scored with the public.
to make notches, cuts, lines, etc.
to run up a score or debt.
to succeed in finding a willing sexual partner; have coitus.
to purchase or obtain drugs illicitly.
to elicit and accept a bribe.
pay off / settle a score, to avenge a wrong; retaliate:
In the Old West they paid off a score with bullets.
an evaluative, usually numerical, record of a competitive game or match
the total number of points made by a side or individual in a game or match
the act of scoring, esp a point or points
(informal) the score, the actual situation; the true facts: to know the score
(US & Canadian) the result of a test or exam
a group or set of twenty: three score years and ten
(usually pl) foll by of. a great number; lots: I have scores of things to do
the written or printed form of a composition in which the instrumental or vocal parts appear on separate staves vertically arranged on large pages (full score) or in a condensed version, usually for piano (short score) or voices and piano (vocal score)
the incidental music for a film or play
the songs, music, etc, for a stage or film musical
a mark or notch, esp one made in keeping a tally
an account of amounts due
an amount recorded as due
a reason or account: the book was rejected on the score of length
a line marking a division or boundary
(as modifier): score line
(informal) the victim of a theft or swindle
(dancing) notation indicating a dancer’s moves
(informal) over the score, excessive; unfair
settle a score, pay off a score
to avenge a wrong
to repay a debt
to gain (a point or points) in a game or contest
(transitive) to make a total score of: to score twelve
to keep a record of the score (of)
(transitive) to be worth (a certain amount) in a game
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to evaluate (a test or exam) numerically; mark
(transitive) to record by making notches in
to make (cuts, lines, etc) in or on
(intransitive) (slang) to obtain something desired, esp to purchase an illegal drug
(intransitive) (slang) (of a man) to be successful in seducing a person
to set or arrange (a piece of music) for specific instruments or voices
to write the music for (a film, play, etc)
to achieve (success or an advantage): your idea really scored with the boss
(transitive) (mainly US & Canadian) to criticize harshly; berate
to accumulate or keep a record of (a debt)
A result of a test or examination, usually expressed numerically.
noun 1. a large, usually rectangular board in a ballpark, sports arena, or the like, that shows the score of a contest and often other relevant facts and figures, as the count of balls and strikes on a baseball batter. noun 1. (sport) a board for displaying the score of a game or match
noun 1. a card for keeping score of a sports contest and, especially in team sports, for identifying the players by name, number, and position. noun 1. a card on which scores are recorded in various games, esp golf 2. a card identifying the players in a sports match, esp cricket or baseball
- Score draw
noun 1. (esp in football) a result of a match in which both sides have scored an equal number of goals
noun 1. an official of a sports contest who keeps record of the score.