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Definition of "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)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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"."