• WordNet 3.6
    • v score assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation "grade tests","score the SAT essays","mark homework"
    • v score make underscoring marks
    • v score gain points in a game "The home team scored many times","He hit a home run","He hit .300 in the past season"
    • v score get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance "She scored high on the SAT","He scored a 200"
    • v score make small marks into the surface of "score the clay before firing it"
    • v score induce to have sex "Harry finally seduced Sally","Did you score last night?","Harry made Sally"
    • v score write a musical score for
    • n score a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse "calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"
    • n score the act of scoring in a game or sport "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
    • n 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?"
    • n score the facts about an actual situation "he didn't know the score"
    • n score 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"
    • n score a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation "holding a grudge","settling a score"
    • n score a set of twenty members "a score were sent out but only one returned"
    • n 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"
    • n score a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest "the score was 7 to 0"
    • n score a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    • n score an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar) "add it to my score and I'll settle later"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bobby Carpenter was the first American player to score 50 goals in a season
    • Score A distance of twenty yards; -- a term used in ancient archery and gunnery.
    • Score A line drawn; a groove or furrow.
    • Score 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."
    • Score A weight of twenty pounds.
    • Score Account; reason; motive; sake; behalf. "But left the trade, as many more
      Have lately done on the same score ."
      "You act your kindness in Cydaria's score ."
    • Score An account or reckoning; account of dues; bill; hence, indebtedness. "He parted well, and paid his score ."
    • Score Especially, to mark with significant lines or notches, for indicating or keeping account of something; as, to score a tally.
    • Score 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.
    • Score The number of points gained by the contestants, or either of them, in any game, as in cards or cricket.
    • Score 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.""At length the queen took upon herself to grant patents of monopoly by scores ."
    • Score (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.
    • Score To engrave, as upon a shield.
    • Score To keep the score in a game; to act as scorer.
    • Score To make a score of, as points, runs, etc., in a game.
    • Score To make or count a point or points, as in a game; to tally.
    • Score To mark or signify by lines or notches; to keep record or account of; to set down; to record; to charge. "Madam, I know when,
      Instead of five, you scored me ten."
      "Nor need I tallies thy dear love to score ."
    • Score 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.""A briar in that tangled wilderness
      Had scored her white right hand."
    • Score (Geol) To mark with parallel lines or scratches; as, the rocks of New England and the Western States were scored in the drift epoch.
    • Score To purchase drugs illegally.
    • Score To run up a score, or account of dues.
    • Score To succeed in finding a partner for sexual intercourse; to make a sexual conquest.
    • Score (Mus) To write down in proper order and arrangement; as, to score an overture for an orchestra. See Score n., 9.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In golf, a 'Bo Derek' is a score of 10.
    • n score A notch; a crack; a fissure; a cleft.
    • n score Especially, a notch or cut made on a tally in keeping count of something: formerly a usual mode of reckoning; also, the tally or stick itself; hence, any mark used in reckoning or keeping count.
    • n score A reckoning or account kept by scores, marks, or otherwise, as the reckoning for unpaid potations marked with chalk on the tap-room door of a public house; hence, a reckoning or account in general: as, to keep the score.
    • n score The marks, or the sum of the marks, placed to one's debit; amount due; debt.
    • n score The aggregate of points made by contestants in certain games or matches: as, he makes a good score at cricket or base-ball; the score stood 5 to 1.
    • n score The detailed record or register of the various points or items of play made by players in a game or by competitors in a match.
    • n score Account; reason; ground; motive.
    • n score A line drawn; a long superficial scratch or mark.
    • n score Specifically, the line at which a marksman stands in target-shooting, or which forms the “scratch” or startingpoint in a race.
    • n score In music, a written or printed draft or copy of a composition on a set of two or more staffs braced and barred together. In a full or orchestral score, a separate staff is assigned to each instrument and voice, so that it contains all that is indicated in all the instrumental or vocal parts taken together. A vocal or piano score is one in which the voice-parts are given in full, usually on separate staffs, while the accompaniment is condensed into two staffs for performance on a pianoforte or organ. An organ score is either the same as the last or one in which three staffs are used, as in regular organ music. A score in which more than one part is written on a staff is called short, close, or compressed, especially in the case of four-part vocal music when written on two staffs; but these terms are also occasionally applied to an abridged or skeleton transcription. In an orchestral score the various parts are usually grouped, so that instruments of the same class appear together. The usual arrangement is (read downward) wood wind (flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons), brass wind (horns, trumpets, trombones), percussives (tympani, cymbals), upper strings (violins, violas), voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass), lower strings (violoncellos, double basses); but considerable variations from this order occur. The arts of reading from a full score, and of transcribing for the pianoforte from such a score, are among the most difficult branches of musical accomplishment. Also partition.
    • n score The number twenty, as being marked off by a special score or tally, or a separate series of marks; twenty.
    • n score In old archery, twenty yards: thus, a mark of twelve score meant a mark at the distance of 240 yards.
    • n score Twenty pounds weight: as, a score of meal. [Ireland and West of Eng.]
    • n score Nautical: The groove cut in the side and bottom of a block or deadeye for the strapping to fit in.
    • n score A notch or groove made in a piece of timber or metal to allow another piece to be neatly fitted into it.
    • score To make scores or cuts in or upon; mark with incisions, notches, or grooves; furrow; slash; specifically, to make a long shallow cut in (cardboard or very thick paper), so that the card or paper can be bent without breaking, as for book-covers or folded cards.
    • score To incise; engrave.
    • score To stripe; braid.
    • score To mark or record by a cut or score; in general, to mark; note; record.
    • score To set down, enter, or charge as a debt or debtor: sometimes with up.
    • score To succeed in making or winning and having entered to one's account or credit, as points, hits, runs, etc., in certain games; make a score of: as, he scored twenty runs; to score another victory.
    • score In music:
    • score To write out in score; transcribe.
    • score Same as orchestrate: as, the movement is scored for brass and strings only.
    • score To arrange for a different instrument.
    • score Milit., to produce erosion of (the bore of a gun) by the explosion of large charges.
    • score To keep the score or reckoning; act as scorer.
    • score To make points or runs in a game; succeed in having points or runs entered to one's credit or account; also, to be a winner or have the advantage: as, in the first inning he failed to score; A struggled hard, but B scored.
    • score To run up a score; be or become a purchaser on credit.
    • score A Middle English form of scour.
    • n score In archery, a record of all the shots of an archer; a record of all the shots of all the archers in a shooting-match; the sum of all the units won by an archer in a round. See round, 7 .
    • score In lumbering, to chip off the side of a log to a line, preparatory to facing it by hewing.
    • score Specifically, in archery, to keep a record of all the shots of one or several archers; make an entry on such a record. By the present method of scoring, hits in the gold, red, blue, black, and white are scored 9, 7, 5, 3, and 1 respectively. See target, 2.
    • score In horse-racing, to try for a start.
    • score To part or tend to part along the elements of the surface: said of castings which split from unequal contraction on cooling of the various parts.
    • score In geology, to erode in striæ or grooves: said of glaciers. See rock-scoring.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The final score in the game that Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points was Warriors 169 Knicks 147.
    • n Score skōr 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 Score 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 Score to keep, or to run up, a score: to succeed in making points, &c., in a game
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  • Princess Anne Ireland
    Princess Anne Ireland
    “It could be said that the AIDS pandemic is a classic own-goal scored by the human race against itself.”
  • Bobby Hull
    Bobby Hull
    “Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.”
  • Henry Miller
    “Chaos is the score upon which reality is written.”
  • Samuel Butler
    “It is not he who gains the exact point in dispute who scores most in controversy -- but he who has shown the better temper.”
  • John Enoch Powell
    John Enoch Powell
    “When I repress my emotion my stomach keeps score.”
  • John Betjeman
    John Betjeman
    “I have a Vision of the Future, chum. The workers flats in fields of soya beans tower up like silver pencils, score on score.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. scor, twenty, fr. sceran, scieran, to shear, cut, divide; or rather the kindred Icel. skor, incision, twenty, akin to Dan. skure, a notch, Sw. skåra,. See Shear


In literature:

I sat there and imagined scores of gruesome possibilities.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The sixth inning ended, with the score tied.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
He had no score before him, but played from memory.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
A score of my men are down and the others are tottering ghosts.
"Blackbeard: Buccaneer" by Ralph D. Paine
Early in the game the different shooters began roughly to group themselves on the score-cards according to their ability.
"The Adventures of Bobby Orde" by Stewart Edward White
At the election held four months later Smuts scored a brilliant triumph.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
There were old sorrows, too, on this score.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
In the darkness he counted nearly a score of men.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
The scores of big soldiers on guard appeared rather ill at ease, as if they had wandered by mistake into the wrong department.
"Edge of the Jungle" by William Beebe
Lee scored a great success and dated his popularity from this appearance.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman

In poetry:

Then, Flavia, come, and let us grieve,
Remembering, though, upon what score;
This our last parting look believe,
Believe we must embrace no more.
"Songs Set To Music: 4. Set" by Matthew Prior
She filled the skyes with the smoke of her shott,
And her enemyes bodyes with bulletts so hott;
For one of her own men a score killed shee:
Was not this a brave bonny lasse, Mary Ambree?
"Mary Ambree" by Andrew Lang
She filled the skyes with the smoke of her shott,
And her enemyes bodyes with bullets soe hott;
For one of her owne men a score killed shee:
Was not this a brave bonny lasse, Mary Ambree?
"Mary Ambree" by Anonymous British
As the weavin' grew waur, the shops they wad toom,
An' the weavers in scores gaed aff frae the loom
To seek ither wark; they were tired in the strife
O' strugglin' an' starvin' the hale o' their life.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
For Man is ev'ry thing,
And more: He is a tree, yet bears more fruit;
A beast, yet is, or should be, more;
Reason and speech we onely bring;
Parrats may thank us if they are not mute,
They go upon the score.
"Man" by George Herbert
Ah, smile not at his fond conceit,
Nor deem his fancy wrought in vain;
To him the unreal sounds are sweet,—
No discord mars the silent strain
Scored on life's latest, starlit page—
The voiceless melody of age.
"The Silent Melody" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Jack Taylor, a guard for Grinnell, scored 138 points Tuesday night shattering the NCAA record for points scored in a game.
Cherry scored on runs of 18, seven and 25 yards and Freeman scored from five, 25 and 69.
Huntingtown opened the scoring, but Reservoir scored twice within a six-minute span just past the midway point of the half and then added a third goal two minutes into the second half .
Gilbert had scoring runs of 36 and 19 yards and hit Darius Johnson for a 9-yard score.
Hickey 's I scored a 13-3 victory over Hickey 's II, the same score that Wonder Bar won over Jack's I.
Eleana Cardarelli scored 3 goals and Eleni Neyland scored one as No.
CHENEY, Washington — Stephen Madison scored 29 and Kyle Barone scored 20 to lead Idaho to an 81-79 overtime victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday night.
(AP) — Stephen Madison scored 29 and Kyle Barone scored 20 to lead Idaho to an 81-79 overtime victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday night.
Stephen Madison scored 29 and Kyle Barone scored 20 to lead Idaho to an 81-79 overtime victory over Eastern Washington on Thursday night.
Jack Taylor scores 138 points to shatter scoring mark, even LeBron James impressed .
Dedrick Wilson scored two touchdowns and Chad Schroeder rushed for 107 yards and another score to lead Division II Delta State to a 27-15 victory over Jackson State Saturday night.
Samme scored 19 points and Leon had 11 as we were able to get some scoring inside .
If you've got a good credit score, or your score has improved recently, call your insurance agent and tell her.
Gary Scott scored on a 2-yard run in overtime and Mike Piatkowski threw for 373 yards and two touchdowns as Drake scored the final 31 points of the game to defeat Marist 34-27 Saturday.
Macon's defense played well all night, shutting out Mark Twain and also scoring a touchdown to get the scoring started.

In science:

Let the parameter θ∗ denote the probability that the observed sum score is generated by SP, and let 1 − θ∗ denote the probability that the observed sum score is generated by a Poisson randomized response process.
Accounting for self-protective responses in randomized response data from a social security survey using the zero-inflated Poisson model
Netflix provides an evaluation mechanism that enables users to rate movies from score 0 to score 10 to express their preferences.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks
We introduce notation where it will be clear whether densities and score functions are associated with joint or marginal distributions, by their number of arguments: ρX (x) will be the score function of X , and p′X (x) the derivative of its density.
Information inequalities and a dependent Central Limit Theorem
A scoring function over a probabilistic relation Rp = hR, p, C i is a scoring function s over its support relation R.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases
Clearly, the scoring function here is the Overall Score function.
Semantics and Evaluation of Top-k Queries in Probabilistic Databases