(noun, verb, interjection)


1. (US, slang) Acknowledgement of success


1. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

- what was your score on your homework?

Similar word(s): grade, mark

Definition categories: thought, evaluation, rating, valuation

2. 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

Definition categories: communication

3. a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

- the score was 7 to 0

Definition categories: quantity, number

4. a set of twenty members

- a score were sent out but only one returned

Definition categories: group, set

5. grounds

- he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful

Similar word(s): account

Definition categories: motive, ground, reason

6. the facts about an actual situation

- he didn't know the score

Definition categories: thought, fact

7. an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)

- add it to my score and I'll settle later

Definition categories: state, debt

8. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

Similar word(s): scotch

Definition categories: shape, dent, incision, scratch, slit

9. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

- settling a score

Similar word(s): grievance, grudge

Definition categories: feeling, bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour, resentment

10. the act of scoring in a game or sport

- the winning score came with less than a minute left to play

Definition categories: act, success

11. a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse

- calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang

Definition categories: act, conquest, seduction

Sentences with score as a noun:

- The player with the highest score is the winner.

- The score is 8-1 although it's not even half-time!

- The test scores for this class were high.

- Let's pull a score!

- He made a big score.


1. gain points in a game

- The home team scored many times

Similar word(s): hit, tally

Definition categories: competition, advance, gain, win

2. make small marks into the surface of

- score the clay before firing it

Similar word(s): mark, nock

Definition categories: contact, notch

3. make underscoring marks

Similar word(s): mark

Definition categories: communication, enter, record

4. write a musical score for

Definition categories: creation, compose, write

5. induce to have sex

- Did you score last night?

Similar word(s): make, seduce

Definition categories: contact, persuade

6. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance

- She scored high on the SAT

- He scored a 200

Definition categories: competition, accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

7. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

- score the SAT essays

Similar word(s): grade, mark

Definition categories: cognition, appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

Sentences with score as a verb:

- Pelé scores again!

- It is unusual for a team to score a hundred goals in one game.

- The baker scored the cake so the servers would know where to slice it.

- Chris finally scored with Pat last week.

- Did you score tickets for the concert?