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Etymology

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

Noun

Singular
score

Plural
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  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. (music) A book or set of pages showing all the parts for a musical composition.
  4. (cricket) 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. (cricket) 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 <being>, we've done enough on that score.

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Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to score

Third person singular
scor

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to score (third-person singular simple present scor, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To earn points in a game.
    Pelé scores again!
  2. (transitive) To earn points in a game.
    It is unusual for a team to score a hundred goals in one game.
  3. (transitive) To scratch (paper or cardboard) with a sharp implement to make it easier to fold.
  4. (transitive) 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.
  5. (ambitransitive) (slang) To obtain (usually used in reference to illegal drugs, but often sex with a casual partner).
    I scored some drugs last night.

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Etymology

From English score

Verb

score (present tense scorer; past tense scora/scoret; past participle scora/scoret; present participle scorende; imperative scor)
score (present tense scorer; past tense and past participle scora or scoret) (Bokmål)
score (present tense scorar; past tense scora; past participle scora) (Nynorsk)

  1. score (to earn points in a game)

Derived terms

References

  • score” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.
  • score” in The Ordnett Dictionary

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