- 1[countable] the number of points, goals, etc. scored by each player or team in a game or competition a high/low score What's the score now? The final score was 4–3. I'll keep (the) score. A penalty in the last minute of the game leveled the score 2–2.
- 2 [countable] the number of points someone gets for correct answers on a test test scores an IQ score of 120 a perfect score music
- 3[countable] a written or printed version of a piece of music showing what each instrument is to play or what each voice is to sing an orchestral score the score of Verdi's “Requiem”
- 4 [countable] the music written for a movie or play an award for best original score twenty
- 5 [countable] (pl. score) a set or group of 20 or approximately 20 Several cabs and a score of cars were parked outside. Doyle's success brought imitators by the score (= very many). the biblical age of three score years and ten (= 70) many
- 6scores [plural] very many There were scores of boxes and crates, all waiting to be checked and loaded. cut
- 7[countable] a cut in a surface, made with a sharp tool facts about situation
- 8the score [singular] (informal) the real facts about the present situation What's the score? You don't have to lie to me. Iknow the score. Idioms
nounjump to other results
to harm or punish someone who has harmed or cheated you in the past
even the scorejump to other results
as far as that/this is concerned You don't have to worry on that score.
on that/this scorejump to other results
to hurt or punish someone who has harmed or cheated you in the past “Who would do such a thing?” “Maybe someone with an old score to settle.”
settle a score/an account (with somebody), settle an old scorejump to other results