- the basic facts, point of progress, etc., regarding a situation: What's the score on Saturday's picnic?
- a successful move, remark, etc.
- a written or printed piece of music with all the vocal and instrumental parts arranged on staves, one under the other.
- the music itself.
- the music played as background to or part of a movie, play, or television presentation.
- a success in finding a willing sexual partner; sexual conquest.
- a purchase or acquisition of illicit drugs, as heroin or cocaine.
- a single payoff obtained through graft by a police officer, especially from a narcotics violator.
- a successful robbery; theft.
- any success, triumph, happy acquisition, gift, or win.
- the victim of a robbery or swindle.
- to orchestrate.
- to write out in score.
- to compose the music for (a movie, play, television show, etc.)
- to obtain (a drug) illicitly.
- to steal.
- to acquire; be given.
- to succeed in finding a willing sexual partner; have sexual intercourse.
- to purchase or obtain drugs illicitly.
- to elicit and accept a bribe.
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This year, Hill has 36 carries for 186 yards and a touchdown plus six catches for 74 yards and another score.Taysom Hill, not Jameis Winston, reportedly will replace Drew Brees for the Saints|Matt Bonesteel|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
The game was a blowout — Concordia Prep won by 53 points — so Kelly guessed Hayes was disappointed by the score.A high school football coach had a heart attack during a game, but didn’t leave until it was done|Kyle Melnick|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Statespace partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame to develop a “Cognitive Combine,” giving players an overall score based on a wide range of skills outside of any specific game.Gaming startup Statespace raises $29 million, tops 1.5 million MAUs|Jordan Crook|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
Some programs build entire orchestral scores around small bits of melody.
Then she compared the average reading scores from the two sets of classrooms.
Second and third: Neymar and Thiago Silva were absent, so Brazil had neither a goal-scorer on the night nor a notion of defense.Germany Humiliates World Cup Host Brazil 7-1 in Semifinal Slaughter|Tunku Varadarajan|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The points for each correct pick rise weekly, and at the end the top scorer will take home 80 percent of the $150 pool.Fans of ‘The Bachelor’ Embrace Brackets, Bookies, and Buy-ins in Online Betting Pools|Nina Strochlic|January 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He told everyone he was going to come in and be the leading scorer as a freshman and that we'd all have to take a backseat to him.The PR Nightmare of Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian’s Ex|Marlow Stern|July 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The other is a Uruguayan goal-scorer named Luis Suárez, the star of Liverpool, perhaps the most storied team in England.How Two Incidents of Alleged Racism in English Soccer Have Shocked the Sport|Edward Platt|December 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The top scorer was Rudy Giuliani (29 percent), who wound up losing every primary he entered.
"First substitute scorer," said Stover, according to Finnegan's theory.The Varmint|Owen Johnson
These judges were to measure each performance, and give to the scorer the exact distance covered.Fred Fenton on the Track|Allen Chapman
The scorer at the firing point then scores the shot as indicated by the marker.
At the expiration of the time limit the scorer will announce Time.
They had come on the run from the lower end of the grounds, the two teams, the umpire, and the scorer bringing up the rear.Ethel Morton at Chautauqua|Mabell S. C. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for score
- 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)
- the incidental music for a film or play
- the songs, music, etc, for a stage or film musical
- a line marking a division or boundary
- (as modifier)score line
- to avenge a wrong
- to repay a debt
- to set or arrange (a piece of music) for specific instruments or voices
- to write the music for (a film, play, etc)
Derived forms of scorescorer, noun
Word Origin for score
Other Idioms and Phrases with score
see box score; know the score; pay off (an old score); settle a score.