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SCORE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does score mean? 

SCORE (noun)
  The noun SCORE has 11 senses:

1. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
2. a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
3. a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
4. a set of twenty members
5. grounds
6. the facts about an actual situation
7. an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)
8. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
9. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation
10. the act of scoring in a game or sport
11. a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse

  Familiarity information: SCORE used as a noun is familiar.


SCORE (verb)
  The verb SCORE has 7 senses:

1. gain points in a game
2. make small marks into the surface of
3. make underscoring marks
4. write a musical score for
5. induce to have sex
6. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance
7. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

  Familiarity information: SCORE used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCORE (noun)


Sense 1score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

score; mark; grade

Context examples:

she made good marks in algebra / grade A milk / what was your score on your homework?

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

evaluation; rating; valuation (an appraisal of the value of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "score"):

quartile ((statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores)

decile ((statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores)

centile; percentile ((statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total)

grade point (a numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course taken at a college or university multiplied by the number of credit hours awarded for the course)


Sense 2score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

musical score; score

Context example:

he studied the score of the sonata

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

sheet music (a musical composition in printed or written form)

Meronyms (parts of "score"):

musical notation (a notation used by musicians)


Sense 3score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Context example:

the score was 7 to 0

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

number (a concept of quantity derived from zero and units)

Meronyms (parts of "score"):

point (the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "score"):

eagle ((golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole)

double eagle ((golf) a score of three strokes under par on a hole)

game ((games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win)

lead ((sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning)

love (a score of zero in tennis or squash)

match (the score needed to win a match)

par ((golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course)

duck; duck's egg ((cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman)

double-bogey ((golf) a score of two strokes over par for a hole)

bowling score (the score in a bowling match)

football score (the score in a football game)

baseball score (the score of a baseball game)

basketball score (the score in a basketball game)

birdie ((golf) a score of one stroke under par on a hole)

bogey ((golf) a score of one stroke over par on a hole)

deficit ((sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing)


Sense 4score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A set of twenty members

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

a score were sent out but only one returned

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

set (a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used)


Sense 5score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Grounds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting goals

Synonyms:

score; account

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

ground; reason (a rational motive for a belief or action)


Sense 6score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The facts about an actual situation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

he didn't know the score

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

fact (a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred)


Sense 7score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

add it to my score and I'll settle later

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

debt (money or goods or services owed by one person to another)


Sense 8score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

scotch; score

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

dent; incision; prick; scratch; slit (a depression scratched or carved into a surface)


Sense 9score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

grudge; grievance; score

Context examples:

holding a grudge / settling a score

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

bitterness; gall; rancor; rancour; resentment (a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will)


Sense 10score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of scoring in a game or sport

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

success (an attainment that is successful)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "score"):

equalizer (a score that makes the match even)

break; break of serve ((tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving)

hat trick ((sports) three consecutive scores by one player or three scores in one game (as in cricket or ice hockey etc.))

basket; field goal (a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop)

run; tally (a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely)

conversion (a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown)

field goal (a score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts)

touchdown (a score in American football; being in possession of the ball across the opponents' goal line)

safety (a score in American football; a player is tackled behind his own goal line)

break; open frame (any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare)

spare (a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls)

strike; ten-strike (a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball)

goal (a successful attempt at scoring)

bull's eye (in target shooting: a score made by hitting the center of the target)


Sense 11score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A seduction culminating in sexual intercourse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

sexual conquest; score

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("score" is a kind of...):

conquest; seduction (an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "score"):

cuckoldry (the practice of making cuckolds; sexual conquests of married women)


SCORE (verb)


Sense 1score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Gain points in a game

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

rack up; score; tally; hit

Context examples:

The home team scored many times / He hit a home run / He hit .300 in the past season

Hypernyms (to "score" is one way to...):

advance; gain; gain ground; get ahead; make headway; pull ahead; win (obtain advantages, such as points, etc.)

"Score" entails doing...:

compete; contend; vie (compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "score"):

hole up (score a hole in one)

ace (score an ace against)

walk (obtain a base on balls)

equalise; equalize; get even (compensate; make the score equal)

get; have; make (achieve a point or goal)

eagle (shoot in two strokes under par)

kick (make a goal)

homer (hit a home run)

convert (score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone)

convert (complete successfully)

convert (score (a spare))

shoot (score)

par (make a score (on a hole) equal to par)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 2score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make small marks into the surface of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

nock; score; mark

Context example:

score the clay before firing it

Hypernyms (to "score" is one way to...):

notch (cut or make a notch into)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "score"):

scarify (scratch the surface of)

scotch (make a small cut or score into)

scribe (score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking)

line (mark with lines)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make underscoring marks

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

score; mark

Hypernyms (to "score" is one way to...):

enter; put down; record (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "score"):

cancel; invalidate (make invalid for use)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 4score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Write a musical score for

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "score" is one way to...):

compose; write (write music)

Domain category:

music (an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "score"):

orchestrate (write an orchestra score for)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue score the movie


Sense 5score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Induce to have sex

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

seduce; score; make

Context examples:

Harry finally seduced Sally / Did you score last night? / Harry made Sally

Hypernyms (to "score" is one way to...):

persuade (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm)

"Score" entails doing...:

bang; be intimate; bed; bonk; do it; eff; fuck; get it on; get laid; have a go at it; have intercourse; have it away; have it off; have sex; hump; jazz; know; lie with; love; make love; make out; roll in the hay; screw; sleep with (have sexual intercourse with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 6score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Context examples:

She scored high on the SAT / He scored a 200

Hypernyms (to "score" is one way to...):

accomplish; achieve; attain; reach (to gain with effort)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "score"):

test (achieve a certain score or rating on a test)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s Adjective
Somebody ----s something


Sense 7score [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

grade; score; mark

Context examples:

grade tests / score the SAT essays / mark homework

Hypernyms (to "score" is one way to...):

appraise; assess; evaluate; measure; valuate; value (place a value on; judge the worth of something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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