1. The record of points or strokes made by the competitors in a game or match.
2. The total points or strokes made by one side, individual, play, game, etc.
3. An act or instance of making or earning a point or points.
4. In Education or Psychology, the performance of an individual or sometimes of a group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol.
5. A notch, scratch, or incision; a stroke or line.
6. Notch or mark for keeping an account or record.
7. A reckoning or account so kept; tally.
8. Any account showing indebtedness.
9. An amount recorded as due.
10. A line drawn as a boundary, the starting point of a race, a goal line, etc.
11. A group or set of 20.
12. Plural 'scores', a great many: Scores of people were at the dance.
13. Reason, ground, or cause: to complain on the score of low pay.
- The basic facts, point of progress, etc., regarding a situation.
- 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, esp. from a narcotics violator.
- A successful robbery; theft.
- Any success, triumph, happy acquisition, gift, or win.
- The victim of a robbery or swindle.
17. To gain for addition to one's score in a game or match.
18. To make a score of: He scored 98 on the test.
19. To have as a specified value in points: Four aces score 100.
20. In Education or Psychology: To evaluate the responses a person has made on (a test or an examination).
- To orchestrate.
- To write out in score.
- To compose the music for (a movie, play, television show, etc.)
22. Cookery. To cut ridges or lines into (meat, fish, etc.) with shallow slashes, usually in a diamond pattern, before cooking.
23. To make notches, cuts, marks, or lines in or on.
24. To record or keep a record of (points, items, etc.), by or as if by notches, marks, etc.; tally; reckon (often fol. by up).
25. To write down as a debt.
26. To record as a debtor.
27. To gain, achieve, or win: The play scored a great success.
- To obtain (a drug) illicitly.
- To steal.
- To acquire; be given.
29. To berate or censure: The newspapers scored the mayor severely for the announcement.
30. To crease (paper or cardboard) so that it can be folded easily and without damage.
31. To make a point or points in a game or contest.
32. To keep score, as of a game.
33. To achieve an advantage or a success: The new product scored with the public.
34. To make notches, cuts, lines, etc.
35. To run up a score or debt.
- To succeed in finding a willing sexual partner; have coitus.
- To purchase or obtain drugs illicitly.
- To elicit and accept a bribe.
37. Pay off or settle a score, to avenge a wrong; retaliate.[source]