noun, plural scores, score for 11.
- 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.
verb (used with object), scored, scor·ing.
- 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.
verb (used without object), scored, scor·ing.
- 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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The scorer keeps a score of each individual member of the club.Our Deportment|John H. Young
Just as the time limit for each string expires the scorer shall announce, Time.
The scorer credited Ferry Hill with one more precious tally and, amid noisy encouragement, Chub stepped smiling back into the box.The Crimson Sweater|Ralph Henry Barbour
The scorer at the firing point then scores the shot as indicated by the marker.
The umpire shall also require that the game be recorded by a scorer for each of the contesting clubs.
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
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Idioms and Phrases with score
see box score; know the score; pay off (an old score); settle a score.