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Definition 1: the act of scoring in a game or sport - [noun denoting act]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(score is a kind of ...) an attainment that is successful

"his success in the marathon was unexpected" "his new play was a great success"

(... is a kind of score ) (tennis) a score consisting of winning a game when your opponent was serving

"he was up two breaks in the second set"

(... is a kind of score ) (sports) three consecutive scores by one player or three scores in one game (as in cricket or ice hockey etc.)

(... is a kind of score ) a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop

(... is a kind of score ) a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely

"the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th" "their first tally came in the 3rd inning"

(... is a kind of score ) a successful free throw or try for point after a touchdown

(... is a kind of score ) a score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts

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

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

(... is a kind of score ) any frame in which a bowler fails to make a strike or spare

"the break in the eighth frame cost him the match"

(... is a kind of score ) a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls

(... is a kind of score ) a score in tenpins: knocking down all ten with the first ball

"he finished with three strikes in the tenth frame"

(... is a kind of score ) a successful attempt at scoring

"the winning goal came with less than a minute left to play"

(... is a kind of score ) in target shooting: a score made by hitting the center of the target

"in repeated sets of five shots his numbers of bull's-eyes varied"

(... is a kind of score ) a score that makes the match even

Definition 2: a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse - [noun denoting act]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone

(... is a kind of score ) the practice of making cuckolds; sexual conquests of married women

Definition 3: a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) an appraisal of the value of something

"he set a high valuation on friendship"

(... is a kind of score ) 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

(... is a kind of score ) (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

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

(... is a kind of score ) (statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores

Definition 4: the facts about an actual situation - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he didn't know the score

(score is a kind of ...) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

"first you must collect all the facts of the case"

Definition 5: a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he studied the score of the sonata

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) a musical composition in printed or written form

"she turned the pages of the music as he played"

(score is a part of ...) (music) notation used by musicians

Definition 6: a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • holding a grudge
  • settling a score

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) a feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will

Definition 7: a set of twenty members - [noun denoting group]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a score were sent out but only one returned

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

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

Definition 8: grounds - [noun denoting motive]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) a rational motive for a belief or action

"the reason that war was declared" "the grounds for their declaration"

Definition 9: a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the score was 7 to 0

(score is a kind of ...) a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

(... is a kind of score ) the score in a bowling match

(... is a kind of score ) (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole

(... is a kind of score ) (golf) a score of three strokes under par on a hole

(... is a kind of score ) (games) the score at a particular point or the score needed to win

"the game is 6 all" "he is serving for the game"

(... is a kind of score ) (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning

(... is a kind of score ) a score of zero in tennis or squash

"it was 40 love"

(... is a kind of score ) the score needed to win a match

(... is a kind of score ) (golf) the standard number of strokes set for each hole on a golf course, or for the entire course

"a par-5 hole" "par for this course is 72"

(... is a kind of score ) (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman

(... is a kind of score ) (golf) a score of two strokes over par for a hole

(... is a kind of score ) (sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing

(... is a kind of score ) (golf) a score of one stroke over par on a hole

(... is a kind of score ) (golf) a score of one stroke under par on a hole

(... is a kind of score ) (golf) the unit of scoring in golf is the act of hitting the ball with a club

"Nicklaus won by three strokes"

(... is a kind of score ) the score in a basketball game

(... is a kind of score ) the score of a baseball game

(... is a kind of score ) the score in a football game

(score is a part of ...) the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest

"he scored 20 points in the first half" "a touchdown counts 6 points"

Definition 10: a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) a depression scratched or carved into a surface

Definition 11: an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(score is a kind of ...) money or goods or services owed by one person to another

Definition 12: assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation - [verb of cognition]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grade tests
  • score the SAT essays
  • mark homework

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

"I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional" "access all the factors when taking a risk"

Definition 13: make underscoring marks - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of score ) make invalid for use

"cancel cheques or tickets"

Definition 14: gain points in a game - [verb of competition]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) obtain advantages, such as points, etc.

"The home team was gaining ground" "After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference" "win points"

(... is a kind of score ) compensate; make the score equal

(... is a kind of score ) obtain a base on balls

(... is a kind of score ) score an ace against

"He aced his opponents"

(... is a kind of score ) score a hole in one

(... is a kind of score ) shoot in two strokes under par

(... is a kind of score ) make a goal

"He kicked the extra point after touchdown"

(... is a kind of score ) achieve a point or goal

"Nicklaus had a 70" "The Brazilian team got 4 goals" "She made 29 points that day"

(... is a kind of score ) hit a home run

(... is a kind of score ) score an extra point or points after touchdown by kicking the ball through the uprights or advancing the ball into the end zone

"Smith converted and his team won"

(... is a kind of score ) complete successfully

"score a penalty shot or free throw"

(... is a kind of score ) score (a spare)

(... is a kind of score ) score

"shoot a basket" "shoot a goal"

(... is a kind of score ) make a score (on a hole) equal to par

(score implies ...) compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others

Definition 15: get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance - [verb of competition]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She scored high on the SAT
  • He scored a 200

(score is a kind of ...) to gain with effort

"she achieved her goal despite setbacks"

(... is a kind of score ) achieve a certain score or rating on a test

"She tested high on the LSAT and was admitted to all the good law schools"

Definition 16: make small marks into the surface of - [verb of contact]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • score the clay before firing it

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

(score is a kind of ...) cut or make a notch into

"notch the rope"

(... is a kind of score ) scratch the surface of

"scarify seeds"

(... is a kind of score ) make a small cut or score into

(... is a kind of score ) score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking

(... is a kind of score ) mark with lines

"sorrow had lined his face"

(score has a similar meaning as ...) mark with a scar

"The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

Definition 17: induce to have sex - [verb of contact]

Samples where score or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for score in the sense of this definition

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

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(score implies ...) have sexual intercourse with

"This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm" "Adam knew Eve" "Were you ever intimate with this man?"

(score has a similar meaning as ...) lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct

"She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor"

Definition 18: write a musical score for - [verb of creation]

(score is a kind of ...) write music

"Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

(... is a kind of score ) write an orchestra score for

(score belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

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