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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.)



score (plural scores)

  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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