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English noun: score

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

SamplesShe made good marks in algebra.
Grade A milk.
What was your score on your homework?.

Synonymsgrade, mark

Broader (hypernym)evaluation, rating, valuation

Narrower (hyponym)centile, decile, grade point, percentile, quartile

2. score (communication) a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages

SamplesHe studied the score of the sonata.

Synonymsmusical score

Broader (hypernym)sheet music

Part holonymmusical notation

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

SamplesThe score was 7 to 0.

Broader (hypernym)number

Narrower (hyponym)baseball score, basketball score, birdie, bogey, bowling score, deficit, double eagle, double-bogey, duck, duck's egg, eagle, football score, game, lead, love, match, par, stroke

Part holonympoint

4. score (group) a set of twenty members

SamplesA score were sent out but only one returned.

Broader (hypernym)set

5. score (motive) grounds

SamplesDon'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.


Broader (hypernym)ground, reason

6. score (cognition) the facts about an actual situation

SamplesHe didn't know the score.

Broader (hypernym)fact

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

SamplesAdd it to my score and I'll settle later.

Broader (hypernym)debt

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


Broader (hypernym)dent, incision, prick, scratch, slit

9. score (feeling) a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

SamplesHolding a grudge.
Settling a score.

Synonymsgrievance, grudge

Broader (hypernym)bitterness, gall, rancor, rancour, resentment

10. score (act) the act of scoring in a game or sport

SamplesThe winning score came with less than a minute left to play.

Broader (hypernym)success

Narrower (hyponym)basket, break, break, break of serve, bull's eye, conversion, equalizer, field goal, field goal, goal, hat trick, open frame, run, safety, spare, strike, tally, ten-strike, touchdown

11. score (act) a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse

SamplesCalling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang.

Synonymssexual conquest

Broader (hypernym)conquest, seduction

Narrower (hyponym)cuckoldry

English verb: score

1. score (competition) gain points in a game

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

Synonymshit, rack up, tally

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)advance, gain, gain ground, get ahead, make headway, pull ahead, win

Narrower (hyponym)ace, convert, convert, convert, eagle, equalise, equalize, get, get even, have, hole up, homer, kick, make, par, shoot, walk

Entailcompete, contend, vie

2. score (contact) make small marks into the surface of

SamplesScore the clay before firing it.

Synonymsmark, nock

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)notch

Narrower (hyponym)line, scarify, scotch, scribe

Verb groupmark, pit, pock, scar

3. score (communication) make underscoring marks


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record

Narrower (hyponym)cancel, invalidate

4. score (creation) write a musical score for

ExamplesSam and Sue score the movie

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)compose, write

Narrower (hyponym)orchestrate

Domain categorymusic

5. score (contact) induce to have sex

SamplesHarry finally seduced Sally.
Did you score last night?.
Harry made Sally.

Synonymsmake, seduce

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)persuade

Entailbang, 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 together, sleep with

Verb groupseduce

6. score (competition) get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance

SamplesShe scored high on the SAT.
He scored a 200.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s Adjective.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accomplish, achieve, attain, reach

Narrower (hyponym)test

7. score (cognition) assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

SamplesGrade tests.
Score the SAT essays.
Mark homework.

Synonymsgrade, mark

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

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