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Meaning & Definition of Score in English

English

Score

/skɔr/

noun

1. 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?"
    synonym:
  • mark
  • ,
  • grade
  • ,
  • score

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • score
  • ,
  • musical score

3. A number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

  • "The score was 7 to 0"
    synonym:
  • score

4. A set of twenty members

  • "A score were sent out but only one returned"
    synonym:
  • score

5. 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"
    synonym:
  • score
  • ,
  • account

6. The facts about an actual situation

  • "He didn't know the score"
    synonym:
  • score

7. An amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)

  • "Add it to my score and i'll settle later"
    synonym:
  • score

8. A slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

    synonym:
  • score
  • ,
  • scotch

9. A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

  • "Holding a grudge"
  • "Settling a score"
    synonym:
  • grudge
  • ,
  • score
  • ,
  • grievance

10. The act of scoring in a game or sport

  • "The winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
    synonym:
  • score

11. A seduction culminating in sexual intercourse

  • "Calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"
    synonym:
  • sexual conquest
  • ,
  • score

verb

1. Gain points in a game

  • "The home team scored many times"
  • "He hit a home run"
  • "He hit .300 in the past season"
    synonym:
  • score
  • ,
  • hit
  • ,
  • tally
  • ,
  • rack up

2. Make small marks into the surface of

  • "Score the clay before firing it"
    synonym:
  • score
  • ,
  • nock
  • ,
  • mark

3. Make underscoring marks

    synonym:
  • score
  • ,
  • mark

4. Write a musical score for

    synonym:
  • score

5. Induce to have sex

  • "Harry finally seduced sally"
  • "Did you score last night?"
  • "Harry made sally"
    synonym:
  • seduce
  • ,
  • score
  • ,
  • make

6. Get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance

  • "She scored high on the sat"
  • "He scored a 200"
    synonym:
  • score

7. Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

  • "Grade tests"
  • "Score the sat essays"
  • "Mark homework"
    synonym:
  • grade
  • ,
  • score
  • ,
  • mark

Examples of using

Here's the score of the opera.
What was the final score in today's game?
Who got the highest score?