Definition of "score" [score]

  • A notch or incision, especially one that is made to keep a tally. (noun)
  • Sports & Games A usually numerical record of a competitive event: keeping score. (noun)
  • Sports & Games The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage: The score stood tied in the bottom of the ninth inning. (noun)
  • Sports & Games The number of points attributed to a competitor or team. (noun)
  • A result, usually expressed numerically, of a test or examination. (noun)
  • An evaluative, usually numerical, record of a competitive game or match (noun)

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  • The total number of points made by a side or individual in a game or match (noun)
  • The act of scoring, esp a point or points (noun)
  • The result of a test or exam (noun)
  • A group or set of twenty (noun)
  • A great number; lots (noun)
  • 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) (noun)
  • The incidental music for a film or play (noun)
  • The songs, music, etc, for a stage or film musical (noun)
  • A mark or notch, esp one made in keeping a tally (noun)
  • An account of amounts due (noun)
  • An amount recorded as due (noun)
  • A reason or account (noun)
  • A grievance (noun)
  • A line marking a division or boundary (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The victim of a theft or swindle (noun)
  • Notation indicating a dancer's moves (noun)
  • To gain (a point or points) in a game or contest (verb)
  • To make a total score of (verb)
  • To keep a record of the score (of) (verb)
  • To be worth (a certain amount) in a game (verb)
  • To evaluate (a test or exam) numerically; mark (verb)
  • To record by making notches in (verb)
  • To make (cuts, lines, etc) in or on (verb)
  • To obtain something desired, esp to purchase an illegal drug (verb)
  • (of a man) to be successful in seducing a person (verb)
  • To set or arrange (a piece of music) for specific instruments or voices (verb)
  • To write the music for (a film, play, etc) (verb)
  • To achieve (success or an advantage) (verb)
  • To criticize harshly; berate (verb)
  • To accumulate or keep a record of (a debt) (verb)

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Use "score" in a sentence
  • "Here is hoping for an improvement in score from a ‘D’ to at least a ‘B’ (or ‘B+’) when you next put ‘pen to paper’."
  • "The piano and violin score is haunting and reminiscent of The Nines."
  • "To be honest Madge is pretty awful in almost every movie role she chooses Evita was a musical performance above anything else, but Die Another Day bears special mention for both her equally dogawful contribution to the title score, and hopelessly flimsy cameo appearance as a lesbian fencing instructor who jabs "I don't like cockfights"."