(1)   A seduction culminating in sexual intercourse
"Calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang"
(2)   The act of scoring in a game or sport
"The winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
(3)   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?"
(4)   The facts about an actual situation
"He didn't know the score"
(5)   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"
(6)   A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
"Holding a grudge"
"Settling a score"
(7)   A set of twenty members
"A score were sent out but only one returned"
(8)   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"
(9)   A number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
"The score was 7 to 0"
(10)   A slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
(11)   An amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)
"Add it to my score and I'll settle later"


(12)   Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
"Grade tests"
"Score the SAT essays"
"Mark homework"
(13)   Make underscoring marks
(14)   Gain points in a game
"The home team scored many times"
"He hit a home run"
"He hit .300 in the past season"
(15)   Get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
"She scored high on the SAT"
"He scored a 200"
(16)   Make small marks into the surface of
"Score the clay before firing it"
(17)   Induce to have sex
"Harry finally seduced Sally"
"Did you score last night?"
"Harry made Sally"
(18)   Write a musical score for


From the scora, notch (and hence, a tally). (For twenty: The mark on a tally made by drovers for every twenty beasts passing through a tollgate.)


  1. The total number of points earned by a participant in a game.
    The score is 4-0 although it's not even half-time!
  2. Twenty, 20 (number).
    Some words have scores of meanings.
    • 1863 November 19, Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, based on the signed "Bliss Copy"
      "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
  3. A book or set of pages showing all the parts for a musical composition.
  4. A presentation of how many runs a side has scored, and how many wickets have been lost.
    England had a score of 107 for 5 at lunch.
  5. The number of runs scored by a batsman, or by a side, in either an innings or a match.
  6. subject
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 245e.
      Well, although we haven't discusse the views of all those who make precise reckonings of being and not , we've done enough on that score.


  1. To earn points in a game.
    Pelé scores again!
    It is unusual for a team to score a hundred goals in one game.
  2. To scratch (paper or cardboard) with a sharp implement to make it easier to fold.
  3. To make fine, shallow lines with a sharp implement as cutting indications.
    The baker scored the cake so the servers would know where to slice it.

  1. To have sexual intercourse.
  2. To acquire or gain.
    Did you score tickets for the concert?
  3. To provide (a film, etc.) with a musical score.